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Gympie Post Office (former)

Channon Street, Gympie

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My Country; Old Post Office (2016); Heritage Branch Staff

My Country; Old Post Office (2016)

My Country; Old Post Office (2013); Heritage Branch

My Country; Old Post Office (2013)

My Country; Old Post Office (1867); State Library of Queensland

My Country; Old Post Office (1867)

The former Gympie Post Office on the corner of Channon and Duke Streets was built between 1878 and 1880. The site was known as Commissioner’s Hill. The new post office was designed by the Colonial Architect FDG Stanley and was completed in 1880. The building also housed the Land Commissioner, the Telegraph Office and accommodation for the post master and his family. After the Land Commissioner relocated to the extended court house up the hill in 1898, tenders were called for alterations to the post office, to increase the accommodation space for the post master. Further alterations were made in 1901 and 1954, when the post master’s residence was transformed into a telephone trunk exchange. A new automatic exchange was built adjacent in 1964. A new post office was built in Mary Street in 1974 and this building was handed over to the Gympie City Council in 1994. The building remains a significant heritage site on upper Mary Street which includes the old courthouse and lands office, the new courthouse and the Queensland National Bank building.

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Coordinates: -26.18804709, 152.65840212

Full details of this heritage-registered place are in the Heritage register.

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Last reviewed
1 July 2022
Last updated
28 February 2023