Saving fire history a win for all
AFTER spending hours sifting through photos for The Gympie Times 145 year Back in Time feature you start to realise the depth of history in the Gympie region and how important it is to keep it alive for future generations.
That's why it's great to see the historic collection of fire memorabilia, once housed at the Gympie Fire Station, is to be moved to the Gympie and District Historical Society museum for all to appreciate.
Retired fire fighter Graham Alder had the presence of mind to save the artefacts and help restore one of the station's 1942 International fire trucks.
They have now been donated to the museum.
Mr Alder's efforts in collecting the pieces means that the museum will now have another string in its bow to attract tourists.
The museum is set to expand its historic display by building a new fire station to house the collection.
The move is a win for all concerned.