THE BIG RACE: Gympie black and white photographic enthusiast Max Krogh remembers taking this picture at The Sands on the Mary River. It was 1959, at the start of the first Gympie to Maryborough canoe race, in which competitors travelled 124 miles by water from start to finish, Mr Krogh said.
THE BIG RACE: Gympie black and white photographic enthusiast Max Krogh remembers taking this picture at The Sands on the Mary River. It was 1959, at the start of the first Gympie to Maryborough canoe race, in which competitors travelled 124 miles by water from start to finish, Mr Krogh said. "I know because I won it,” he said. Renee Albrecht

The Sands as it was more than 60 years ago

GYMPIE is celebrating its 150th birthday all year this year, and to mark the occasion The Gympie Times today launches the first of a weekly pictorial journey down memory lane.

Today we feature some of the historic images provided by photography enthusiast Max Krogh.

EARLY DAYS: Some historical photos of the Five Ways as it was in the 1920s with some unknown motorcyclists and their riders, taken during that era.
EARLY DAYS: Some historical photos of the Five Ways as it was in the 1920s with some unknown motorcyclists and their riders, taken during that era. Renee Albrecht

FILL 'ER UP: The Five Ways Filling Station picture was taken not long after it was purchased by then Gympie funeral director Jack Cornes in 1928. Photographer Max Krogh says he is not sure who took the picture, but believes it was taken about 1930.
FILL 'ER UP: The Five Ways Filling Station picture was taken not long after it was purchased by then Gympie funeral director Jack Cornes in 1928. Photographer Max Krogh says he is not sure who took the picture, but believes it was taken about 1930. Renee Albrecht

CRASH: Gympie Times photographer Tony Watson leaps out of the way as a entrant in Gympies annual Gold Rush Festival billy cart race crashes in Monkland St, near the Nash St intersection, after losing a tyre, in the early 1990s. Max Krogh took this amazing action picture of the instant of disaster, with the tyre that caused the crash still rolling along the road on the lower right side of the photograph and Mr Watson still in the air as he jumped out of the way.
CRASH: Gympie Times photographer Tony Watson leaps out of the way as a entrant in Gympies annual Gold Rush Festival billy cart race crashes in Monkland St, near the Nash St intersection, after losing a tyre, in the early 1990s. Max Krogh took this amazing action picture of the instant of disaster, with the tyre that caused the crash still rolling along the road on the lower right side of the photograph and Mr Watson still in the air as he jumped out of the way. Renee Albrecht
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