As part of Gympie’s 150 year birthday celebration, the LKDO team recorded stories from 118 Gympie locals of their life as a child when they were twelve year’s old or younger. 46 children added drawings and stories from today. The life of a child of yesteryear was vastly different to that of today. 

There are 224 pages of sad, funny, hard and downright politically incorrect and unsafe stories with tom foolery that we definitely do not recommend for today’s children.

It’s our history and boy, doesn’t it make a good read! It’s real Gympie Gold.  $25 per book.

Published with funding assistance from the Gympie Regional Council through the Community Assistance Grants Program. 

If you would like more information on the project Contact the When We Were Young editorial panel.

Kim Walter on 0418 157 280

You can buy a copy from Tom Grady Real Estate, Curves, Patrick’s Casket & Newsagency, Mama Dee’s Café, Twiga books (All in Mary Street Gympie) or Dodt’s Floorcoverings, Victory Squash, All in the Cup, Soma Soma Café, GoVita, Gympie Packaging, Gingers on Horseshoe Bend, Gympie Packaging or Order Your Copy of When We Were Young below and we will send you an invoice so you pay buy direct deposit.   We can also post if you want to send it as a gift (see fees below)

Book Order Form
$25 per book
(Supply if we are posting - postage cost will be confirmed before sending. Standard post for 1 or 2 books is $15 QLD and $19 outside QLD)