Property

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.
SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey. Renee Albrecht

TERRI-JAYNE Ramsey said she felt "a little bit sad" about selling the family home of 75 years, a historical house on Exhibition Rd.

Miss Ramsey is the fifth generation of her family to live in the house, which she said attracted a lot of interest after hitting the market six months ago.

She said selling the home after it had been in the family or so long was a reminder of the depth of the Ramsey family's ties with Gympie.

The house was built by Alfred George Ramsey, who Miss Ramsay said predated other high- profile historic Gympie figures.

"He was here before James Nash even discovered gold here," she said.

Building a house at 4 Exhibition Rd, Alfred then moved to Power Rd and sold the property to James Larney.

Alfred's grandson Terry than married Mr Larney's daughter Maureen, and together they built the house at 6 Exhibition Rd, winding up "back on the land his grandfather started off with".

The Ramsey family's history in Gympie extends well beyond the recently sold house, though.

 

Bernard, Terri-Jayne, Mavis and James Ramsey.
Bernard, Terri-Jayne, Mavis and James Ramsey. Renee Pilcher

Alfred George Ramsey and Terrance Bernard Ramsey were both integral figures in the history of The Gympie Times (or The Nashville Times, as it was once called).

Both men spent 50 years working for the paper.

The family's 140-year legacy can also be seen around the city.

The Ramsey Park hockey fields were donated by the family, and the jockey club was once owned by Bernard (or Barney) Ramsey.

Miss Ramsey said she was "proud" of this heritage, and the clear influence of the family on the region had played a role in her decision to sell the property.

"At least we've got Ramsey Rd," she said.

The importance of Gympie's history has also touched Miss Ramsey, who insists Southside should be referred to by its original two syllable name, South Side.

Having lived in the house for 10 years after her father moved out, Miss Ramsey said the decision to sell the house was made for practical reasons.

Also owning property at Glastonbury, Miss Ramsey said the constant travel between the two properties and work was beginning to overwhelm her.

"It's just been a bit too much," she said.

She also wanted to thank Margaret Cochrane from Gympie Regional Realty for her work selling the house.

Gympie Times

Topics:  gympie history history james nash real estate sold



Sand man takes to the high seas

SAND ARTIST: John Thiering recently performed on a cruise.

Sand artist seizes opportunity to perform on cruise ship.

A hundred years of selfless service

The Pacific City Lions Club are just one of the local Lion's clubs that will be serving up food for the big day.

Lions Clubs get ready to celebrate 100th birthday.

A tale of a teacher in the bush

CIRCA 1936: Karangi School horse paddock with pupils Heather and Flora McLeod, Tom Summerhill, Pat McCann, Jack and Loretta McGrath, Frank and Bernie McCann.

Karangi Public School will celebrate 125 years of education

Local Partners

Cheaper building fees are here to stay

COFFS Harbour City councillors voted to waiver developer contributions and make building secondary dwellings cheaper.


What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

Petula Clark delighted to sing live for Australian fans

STILL TOURING: English singer Petula Clark is coming to Queensland.

English star Petula Clark still puts on a great show, even at 84.

Do you really know your road rules?

Cars travel around the roundabout at Villiers and Fitzroy Street. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

List of the top 10 most misunderstood road rules in NSW.

Musical tribute to flood volunteers released

LISMORE songwriter Simon Thomas was moved by the kindness of strangers.

Karl Stefanovic's rant about Schapelle Corby 'a bit rich'

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Maybe he just wanted to make himself the story.

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

Australian Schapelle Corby is escorted by Bali Police at the parole office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 27 May 2017.

Schapelle's mother teases her free daughter could be Gladstone bound

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

Karl’s rant on Corby: ‘Made to look like idiots’

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Today co-host launched a tirade against Schapelle Corby media circus

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Jetty views don't come any better than this

Property Camperdown St

The Real Estate Property Guide is online now

Kids will love living in this new Coffs Harbour estate

FAMILY FRIENDLY: This children's playground is the latest family-friendly feature of the Elements@Coffs estate.

Local land estate unveils newest family friendly feature

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!