For more than 130 years, Gympie was in the safe hands of only four sextons

John Priddy was Gympie's first sexton and he and his descendants were three of only four sextons for Gympie township between 1889 and 2004.

On December 1, 1869 John Priddy was appointed as Gympie’s first sexton, having won the position from 40 applicants. The […]

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