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Grave Rubbing Workshop in Gympie Cemetery with Joolie Gibbs

Join us for this Grave Rubbing workshop with Joolie Gibbs in the Gympie Cemetery.

Have you ever wanted to learn the gentle art of preserving the past through grave rubbing? This workshop will put history on the page and send you home with a piece of artwork to treasure and enjoy.

Joolie Gibbs was Director of the Gympie Regional Art Gallery for 23 years before retiring. She is also a visual artist in her own right and has worked with many regional artists throughout her career.In this workshop she will teach you how to take grave rubbings from historical stones with all the care and attention they deserve.

Preserve the beautiful work of the old stonemasons

without causing any damage or degradation. Keep a piece of Gympie in your home and help the people of the past be remembered with dignity, respect and beauty.

Bring a picnic

or pre-order snacks and drinks. After the workshop we’ll sit under the trees and have a picnic while we chat with Joolie about her work carving gravestones in New Zealand and her artistic career.

Bookings essential

This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank.Special thanks to the Gympie Cemetery Trust for supporting this project. 

rubbing of a grave from 1908
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Dying to know – Killer Cocktail Hour with Amanda Howard

The Gympie Bone Museum and Rest in Pieces has joined forces to bring you an evening with the Serial Killer Whisperer, Amanda Howard.
Over 4 nights Amanda will delve into the dark side and allow you to ask questions throughout the session.

The topic on evening 4 will be – Killer Cocktail Hour live Q&A with Amanda Howard

Christmas is over and you’ve caught up on all of your podcast episodes and don’t know what to do now? Why not come on a virtual cocktail hour and Q&A with The Serial Killer Whisperer Amanda Howard. There will be plenty to entertain the most ardent of True Crime fans as well as a few “special guests” making an appearance.

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Dying to Know – Tales from a Podcast with Amanda Howard

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The Gympie Bone Museum and Rest in Pieces has joined forces to bring you an evening with the Serial Killer Whisperer, Amanda Howard.
Over 4 nights Amanda will delve into the dark side and allow you to ask questions throughout the session.

The topic on evening 3 will be – Tales from a Podcast

Podcasting is the new black 🖤 Have you got a great idea for a podcast but not quite sure how to get it up and running or how to get the reach you need to really get it in the earbuds of your tribe? Learn from the host with the most – Amanda Howard from Monsters Who Murder: Serial Killer Confessions With 4 million downloads and counting she’s learned a thing or two along the way. Pick her brains in January and start your new year with a new skill under your belt. It will be the best $15 you ever spent 🎙️🚨🔪

Meet the Serial Killer Whisperer


Amanda is a true crime author, fiction writer and violent crimes media consultant who has written 26 books. She has also interviewed some of the world’s most heinous serial killers over two decades and has collected a vast pool of information on various types of killers, their motives and rituals.

If all that wasn’t enough, she is also the host of Monsters Who Murder podcast and the owner and curator of the travelling death and crime museum, Memento Mori.

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity

Cost is just $15 per session or buy a season pass for $50. If you can’t attend the live session, you will have access to a filmed version for 10 days after the event.

Because too much true crime is never enough

A season pass will get you front row seats to 4 great nights with Amanda – Missing Children, Killer Cocktail Hour, Cults and Mass Murders and Tales From A Podcast.


This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank and Zinc 96.1FM

Special thanks to Rest in Pieces for their help and support.

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Dying to Know – Cults and Mass Murders with Amanda Howard

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The Gympie Bone Museum and Rest in Pieces has joined forces to bring you an evening with the Serial Killer Whisperer, Amanda Howard.
Over 4 nights Amanda will delve into the dark side and allow you to ask questions throughout the session.

The topic on evening 4 will be – Cults and Mass Murders.


The session will cover cults and famous mass murders. Amanda will discuss what makes a successful cult leader, how was Jim Jones able to get almost a thousand people to drink poison, how was Charles Manson able to get teenagers to go on a murder spree What makes a seemingly shy boy become a mass killer? How can we stop the cult leaders and killers of the future.

Meet the Serial Killer Whisperer


Amanda is a true crime author, fiction writer and violent crimes media consultant who has written 26 books. She has also interviewed some of the world’s most heinous serial killers over two decades and has collected a vast pool of information on various types of killers, their motives and rituals.

If all that wasn’t enough, she is also the host of Monsters Who Murder podcast and the owner and curator of the travelling death and crime museum, Memento Mori.

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity

Cost is just $15 per session or buy a season pass for $50. If you can’t attend the live session, you will have access to a filmed version for 10 days after the event.

Because too much true crime is never enough

A season pass will get you front row seats to 4 great nights with Amanda – Missing Children, Killer Cocktail Hour, Cults and Mass Murders and Tales From A Podcast.


This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank and Zinc 96.1FM

Special thanks to Rest in Pieces for their help and support.

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Dying to Know – Missing Children with Amanda Howard

dying to know missing children online event with Amanda Howard the serial killer whisperer and Rest In Pieces

The Gympie Bone Museum and Rest in Pieces has joined forces to bring you an evening with the Serial Killer Whisperer, Amanda Howard.
Over 4 nights Amanda will delve into the dark side and allow you to ask questions throughout the session.

The topic on evening 1 will be – Missing Children.


The session will cover abductions, kidnappings and murders of children from around the world. Amanda Howard will analyse interviews with families, perpetrators and police, as well as pieces from the Death Museum related to some of the world’s most famous cases.

Meet the Serial Killer Whisperer


Amanda is a true crime author, fiction writer and violent crimes media consultant who has written 26 books. She has also interviewed some of the world’s most heinous serial killers over two decades and has collected a vast pool of information on various types of killers, their motives and rituals.

If all that wasn’t enough, she is also the host of Monsters Who Murder podcast and the owner and curator of the travelling death and crime museum, Memento Mori.

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity

Cost is just $15 per session or buy a season pass for $50. If you can’t attend the live session, you will have access to a filmed version for 10 days after the event.

Because too much true crime is never enough

A season pass will get you front row seats to 4 great nights with Amanda – Missing Children, Killer Cocktail Hour, Cults and Mass Murders and Tales From A Podcast.


This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank and Zinc 96.1FM

Special thanks to Rest in Pieces for their help and support.

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AuRUM Festival is on this Summer

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Gympie Bone Museum is proud to present the AuRUM Festival this summer 2021-2022.

Featuring a series of science , art, history and music events at the museum and around town this will be a laid back series of workshops and events over the summer school holidays.

The festival kicks of with a workshop on 27 & 28 November on How To Tour Your Exhibition presented by Trudie Leigo. Register now!

This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank.

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Twilight Tours in the Graveyard are back in March 2021


The news of gold always travelled quickly around the world. The lure of untold riches brought men and women from all corners of the earth to try their luck at finding a fortune. Join Di on a journey back to the early days on the goldfield in Gympie Cemetery and hear the stories of Chinese miners, merchants and market gardeners who brought their skills and their cultural practices to Gympie in its infancy.

When: Saturday twilight 27 March 2021

Time: 4.30pm start

Cost: $10 per person, children under 16 free

Where: Gympie Cemetery – Corella Rd

Bring: Comfy shoes, bug spray, a torch, a chair if you want

Bookings essential – buy tickets now >>

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Double the Fun in the Graveyard this Halloween

Join us for two guided walks with Di Woodstock through Gympie Cemetery this Halloween. First up at 5.30pm is full moon rising and the story of Halloween. Bring your camera to capture stunning moon photos over the cemetery before the history of Halloween is explored. Follow up with stories of mayhem and misadventure at 7pm. Don’t forget your torch!

Numbers are strictly limited so bookings are essential. Book online now:
>> The story of Halloween tickets
>> Mayhem and Misadventure tickets

Suitable for ages 12 and over. Dress to impress for Halloween 👻 🎃💀🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️🧛‍♀️

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Twilight Tour in the Graveyard with Di Woodstock 7 Feb 2020

Headstone symbology and meanings intrigue many people as they wander through Cemeteries.

Our Gympie Cemetery has many old headstones with beautiful carvings.

Come and join us as we wander through the twilight and learn the stories behind the carvings on a tour led by Gympie history aficionado Di Woodstock. Di has led cemetery walks for many years that focus on the families and personalities who have been laid to rest in there, but this series of talks focuses on the fascinating history of grave art and monumental masonry.

When: Friday twilight 7th Feb 2020

Time: 5.15pm for 5.30pm start

Cost: $10 per person 16 years and over; under 16 years free

Where: Gympie Cemetery – Duke St (Corella Rd)

Bring: Comfy shoes, bug spray, a torch if you want

Bookings essential – phone Di Woodstock on 0419 224 628 or book online on our website now

This is the first in a series of Twilight Tours led by Di in conjunction with The Gympie Bone Museum

Book now
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Meet you at the dead centre of Gympie!

Meet us at the dead centre of Gympie for our next death literacy event.

We’ll be having a conversation with Natalie from the Gympie Cemetery Trust in their beautiful gazebo on Cartwright Rd.


Natalie and Michelle are the friendly faces you will see when you visit the office at Gympie Cemetery. Every day they guide people through choosing a resting place in the cemetery, preparing for services and looking after the graves of loved ones.

Inspired by Dying To Know Day, at Gympie Bone Museum we’re trying bring to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement and an opportunity to:

– develop your death literacy

– consider your end of life plans such as a will and advance care plans

– share these wishes with your families

– get informed about end of life and death care options such as dying at home, home and community led funerals and natural burial

– be better equipped to support family and friends experiencing death, dying and bereavement

This is your opportunity to listen and ask any question that you are ‘dying to know’ about the cemetery but have never had the chance to ask.

Tickets $5 at Gympie Box Office.  Drinks available for purchase on the night.