FLASHBACK: When the newspaper was printed in Gympie
TODAY draws the final curtain for the printed newspaper in Gympie.
- Former GT editor reflects on wins big and small
- Heartfelt farewell from Gympie Times GM
- MEGA GALLERY: 152 years capturing Gympie region sports magic
And for some it has brought back memories of other pre-digital eras, when The Gympie Times was produced right here in Gympie.
Local history buff and Gympie The real treasure is the town co-ordinator Mal Dodt shared a series of photos of Times printing departments from as early as the 1930s.
One such snap shows the old Cossar flatbed press during the last printing of The Gympie Times at the Mary St printery on Saturday, February 23, 1980.
Printing later moved away from Gympie, first to Maroochydore in 1999 and then to Yandina in 2006, which allowed full colour to be introduced throughout the newspaper.