Gold was discovered in Gympie in 1867 by James Nash.
the gold fields were established were an interest to investors. Gympie was
known for the high standard of managing the mines which was attractive to
investors. It is with great pleasure that we enable you to see some of the
many mines that were in operation in the early 1900. Within six months
there were 15,000 men on the field. Some of the areas were, Nash's Gully,
Whites Gully, Sailor's Gully, Deep Creek. I was a common occurrence to
obtain an ounce of gold in the dish and large nuggets were
unearthed. The most famous nugget ,a great mass of pure gold, found by a
Mr. George Curtis in February 1868, weighing 975 ounces, valued at 3,675 pounds.