The Gympie Pyramid Story
|The above photographs depict various strange stone statues that were found near or at the Gympie Pyramid site between 1900-1960. It is understood all five were removed for examination by appropriate authorities in Queensland. The first four have since disappeared and their present whereabouts are unknown only the fifth (after community deputations) was returned to Gympie. It was first displayed at the Gympie Civic Centre for many years. It is now on display at the Gympie Historical Museum.|
|One of our most controversial Australian stories has
been fully researched by the equally controversial Gympie author Brett J. Green. Taking
nearly 20 years to compile, Green aimed at presenting a fair, unbiased overview of myths,
legends, stories, claims and counter-claims associated with the decades old debate
regarding the much acclaimed (and much distorted) Gympie Pyramid discoveries
and other such complexes within the Gympie-Cooloola region of south east Queensland
In completing the collective work despite the initial years of opposition by vested community interests; some areas of local religious opposition; and later attempts to discredit, Green with his end result has revealed some astounding truths; discarded spurious claims; presented interviews; and documented witnessed recollections from old residents. He also supports in part some previous researchers and authors who came under media fire with their theories and discoveries while debunking other out of this world media statements. In making this comprehensive assessment, Green has raised further unanswerable questions in relation the Gympie Pyramid theories and their previous existence claims.
With his presentation of never-seen-before sketch drawings by pioneer settlers, genuine photographic evidences, claimed photographs and hoax evidences he has opened new areas for theories and research that will give just reason for sceptics and academics to reconsider their verdicts on all past proclamations. His unbiased work is also an exciting historical insight journey (theoretical and factual) into unrecognised Australian histories based on ancient nautical and cultural records held in national and religious institutions around the world whose ancestors had extremely detailed knowledge of the region well before Australia's discovery by a British mariner called James Cook.
A brief summary is now presented.
The first recorded pioneer evidences of an old ruins complex appeared between 1860-1880. Such evidences were verified later when there was a desperate need for sandstone blocks for commercial constructions following the Gympie Gold Rush days of 1867. To the advantage of the settlers and new business operators (and opportunists), local knowledge soon spread that nearby was a place in the jungle that had vast quantities of pre-shaped sandstone blocks ready for recycling. In those days, historical factors had never been considered. Subsequently, the sources of the vast piles of rock were pilfered in such large quantities by the local tradesmen entrepreneurs for houses, fireplaces and commercial establishments that by c.1885, the entire site was devoid of any past existence (the procuring of large quantities of sandstone blocks for construction works during that period from the Brisbane region was economically unviable due to the lack of roads and reliability of shipping via the infant port of Maryborough). The ancient site was then reclaimed by thick woodland forest and with the passing of time forgotten.
Claims (followed by adverse counter-claims)
of the discovery of an ancient pyramid ruin or terraced hill mound
in prickly pear forests on the outskirts of Gympie City in the 1960's then bounced back
and forth for nearly forty years like a tennis match on whether such a relic did or did
not exist during aeons past. These speculations were further enhanced by the many media
headlines over successive years, highly publicised theoretical findings of opportunists,
amateur geologists and archaeologists, sceptics, research societies and
professional psychics an unstoppable pyra-mania evolved
aided by many Internet reports resulting in the myth being perpetuated.
The Gympie Pyramid Story (the updated revised edition 2005 with
large photo gallery) compiled and originally written by Brett J. Green was released March
2005 in CD E-Book format (fully printable for computer users).
|For a more precise documentary on all the material
displayed on this website, the information is available on request by serious researchers
- See contact addresses and further information details on the General
Information page of this website. For updated info see www.gympiepyramid.org
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