Cosmic Australian History – The Gympie Pyramid

Recently, a friend told me about an alleged pyramid site in south-east QLD with a controversial history. I decided to investigate…

After driving roughly 160 kilometres north of Brisbane, QLD, towards the small town of Gympie, my family, some friends and I camped about 20 kilometres from town. The following morning we headed to the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum before we began our search for the pyramid.

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A low stone wall at the Gympie pyramid site

The pyramid, perhaps unsurprisingly, is a low terraced hill shaped like a pyramid. It’s a site that’s become relatively well known, as some claim its origins predate colonial history and could be either Egyptian, South American or Chinese. Some, of course, believe it was the launch pad for alien spacecraft, while others think it nothing more than an agricultural construction made by early European immigrants.

After making several wrong turns and spending about an hour searching the area, our party arrived at the foot of the Gympie ‘pyramid’, which displayed the following sign.

Gympie pyramid

As it was now Sunday afternoon and we had roughly four hours drive home, my friends decided to head back while my partner took Olin – my-five-year-old – in search of food. I was more determined to have a decent look, so I phoned Gary from the KABI KABI tribe, whose number was at the bottom of the sign. Gary told me I could walk up the hill and take a look around, as long as I didn’t move anything.

Relieved and excited, I set off towards the summit, encountering not much other than bushland, a small stone terrace wall and the predominance of cactus plants at the top. I also saw a few plants that looked like cat’s claw creeper covering some stones and someone’s ritual smoking spot at the summit. I didn’t encounter or feel anything unusual at the site, although of course many say otherwise.

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Modern artefacts at the Gympie pyramid summit

Controversial Theories – Gympie Pyramid

Self-published author of Pyramids in the Pacific: The Unwritten History of Australia and researcher of Australia’s ‘unknown history’, Rex Gilroy believes the site was “the centrepiece of probably the most important Middle East mining colony ever established in Australia”. This, he says, was due to the discovery of relics, rock inscriptions, and traces of “ancient” gold, copper and tin mining at the site.

Probably the most controversial of these relics is the Gympie Ape, which was unearthed by farmer Dal Berry in 1966 on his nearby property. Some, like Gilroy, believe the statue resembles the Egyptian god Thoth. Others believe it’s a South American deity or perhaps the work of Chinese immigrants.

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The Gympie Ape, now housed at the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum

Local Ken Blakemore, who owned the pyramid site in the ‘70s, says it originally contained engraved stone tablets. He says one contained an animal head (possibly a dog) and another a sunrise symbol and that stone tablets were stolen from the site. Blakemore also reports there was an inlaid flat circle about 30 metres in diameter at the site.

Clairvoyant Michael English, who visited the Gympie pyramid site, claims this was originally a vortex used by spacecraft to take off. However he says it was destroyed when the pyramid was stormed by banana-shaped aircraft, possibly from Atlantis. Wowsers.

Not-for-profit organisation the Dhamurian Society, who research “Australia’s unrecognised ancient histories” and mythologies, claim to own the site today. They believe there’s evidence of ancient iron smelting on the hill, as material found there was created from a bloomery that was fazed out in the middle ages.

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Cactus plants at the top of the Gympie pyramid site are alleged to be of South American origin

Amateur archaeologist Marilyn N. Pye allegedly became convinced the Gympie pyramid was evidence the South American Incas had settled in Australia. While British author and retired naval officer, Gavin Menzies, claims the site is direct evidence of Chinese visits to Australia.

Menzies says the pyramid height and structure are typical of Ming Dynasty observation platforms. Furthermore, he adds, it would have been logical for them to build observatories to determine the location of “phenomenal riches” they had discovered in Australia.

Conventional Theories

Science and mathematics teacher Anthony G. Wheeler believes the facts are not strong for a pyramid theory. Instead, the site is an ordinary hill terraced by early Italian immigrants for viticulture, which has been disfigured by erosion and the removal of stones for further use.

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Ascending the Gympie pyramid – remains of low stone walls

During the 1990s and early 2000s, Gympie historian Dr Elaine Brown performed an extensive analysis of the site. She believes it was constructed by a Swiss horticulturalist during the late 1880s.

Activist for the local indigenous KABI KABI tribe, Wit-booker, says the artefacts claimed to be Egyptian, Chinese or Italian are actually “highly significant aboriginal artefacts”. Furthermore, the Gympie pyramid site is sacred land. The KABI KABI have also claimed ownership of the land and are currently fighting the QLD Government against the proposed Bruce Highway development over the Gympie pyramid site.

While it appears there’s no consensus on exactly what purpose the Gympie pyramid site served, today it’s surrounded by controversy. Personally, I saw no evidence the place was once bombarded by banana-shaped aircraft, but then again, I wouldn’t know what to look for.

What about you? What’s your take on the Gympie ‘pyramid’?

19 thoughts on “Cosmic Australian History – The Gympie Pyramid”

    • real looking pyramid. As teenagers we would camp there fishing and going on. Go up and look at the aborginal paintings in the cave. Of course being north west qld young fellows armed with rifles their was a bit of goings on . One decided to climb up the pyramid at one stage. He got three quarters up the pyramid and one of us who was a good shot decided to help him along so a few shots where landed at his feet. It was decided to wander up and look at the abirginal paintings and cave. While in there suddenly we had three o three bullets flying into the cave.
      The fellow who had been three quarters up the pyramid had decided we needed a bit of a help on. The old fellow who had been throught the second world war i had left the automatic shotgun under the scout for him. He told me it sounded like the second world war. No harm done. THe pyramid would have many a story to tell over the centuries as majesty it stands. It would have all changed now with stairways and down south tourists operators up themselves.
      I would wander around myself or from a camp I found many aborginal paintings. Half way to tom price there are aborginal paintings in caves. The amazing thing is non of them where every harmed

  1. At one stage the ocean was closer to Gympie than it is now so the Phoenician theory or Egyptian could fit.Its also known as a vortex area so who knows.

    • A lot more chance the kabi kabi people built it mate, “expert conspiracy theorist” will come up with all sorts of shit but they are really just conspiracy fantasy if ya actually use your brain.

      • For the first few years of its existence Dad treated this as just something he had put together.
        He had ploughed out these two pieces of stone and realised that one of the stones required very little carving to make it look like a roughly hewn head.
        All he dad to do was chisel out the mouth a bit and give it some eyes.
        The torso was the right size and of an interesting enough shape to leave unimproved.
        He mixed up some concrete and joined the two pieces together.

    • G’day Mark — what evidence do you have for the ocean being closer to Gympie than it is now is? An ice-age would make the ocean further away. You have to go back a few million years to make the claim you are making and the Phoenicians weren’t even paddling in their bathtubs at that time. Oh, what is a vortex area?

      • David,i live at chatsworth, high on a hill and we have fossils on site of sea creatures that was visited by unis from brisbane. Many years ago they said the site at some stage had been under water.

  2. It’s not a pyramid at all there is your first clue .
    Put I believe there are artifices all over the region it’s up to the interpretation of individuals perception there are faces to be seen in many small and large rocks . Often Egyptian looking . For no other reason than loving rocks and their mystery that I’m believing my intuition says Egyptian . But also know the Chinese left many signs of their inhabitance in other close by areas after resorting to banana and potato growing whenGold wasn’t found .

  3. I came across this in a doco series called ancient aliens (not videos of space ships) where they compared some carvings to other places in the world, peru amongst others being one of them. Would love to know more about the area’s long distant past but Australia seems to be a land of little interest to archaeologist.

  4. Just watched The Cosmic Secret with Corey Goode and it’s mentioned pyramids have been discovered on every major continent and from the same time period. Also similarities exist between the more ornate examples, such as those found in South America and in Asia. This Gympie pyramid by comparison, looks like a collection of rocks piled a top one another. Unless the theory is true that the sandstone was quarried for the town’s library and courthouse, it seems like nothing of any particular note.

    • If you take a closer look at the Library and courthouse stone walls, parts of the walls were made by using “repurposed” interlocking prehistory stone walls from the Gympie Pyramid mixed with quarried stone.

  5. If that’s Egyptians pyramidism or whatever other nonsense then it’s the worst example of pyramid known to man. These people all need a good slap in the face and a marching order to move on. It’s an insult to the intelligence of humanity to believe any of this.

  6. Maybe the doubters should actually go and look at it go to the top and please tell me how modern man got those huge pillars up there also just like a site in Gosford nsw there are triangle holes in rocks about the size of a 5c piece tell me how those got there? In both sites? We don’t have triangle drills also please if anyone can explain the Inca style cut slabs of stone going around the church wall in Gympie that were absolutely taken off this site not to mention all the others that were taking them for foundations on there homes and fences they were building at the time please don’t tell me what they claimed as it’s rubbish un skilled labourers cut them and put them in place c’mon really stone masons have a hard time doing that today with the latest modern tools why is there cactus on that site? And only on that site I’d challenge anyone to find any cactus at all in Gympie and did you all know there is another pyramid not far from this one aswell as there is a stone cathedral/ or little stone city of some type there aswell there is also another pyramid on the army site at tin can bay that the army destroyed all of which run of the summer solstice why is there an old ancient stone wharf going out to deeper water off tin can bay? Why did the original local indigenous peoples pass down oral stories of hero gods taking there rubble out to sea to there bird looking boats? Rubble or gold maybe? Stone wharf or ballast stone they exchange from there ships or boats with gold maybe? There were once three shafts going into it one wouldn’t think this was done in order to know by the width and depth If colonel people settled in the are please tell me would they be building that or would they be building there homes shelter fences for there stock ploughing ground for crops ? Think about it. people just wouldn’t and didn’t have the time for that and vineculture please do some research and you will find that there were 0 yes zero Italians in Gympie of the time. and out toward biggenden and Gayndah there is an old ancient chariots wheel or sundial carved into a cliff but people that know don’t tell other people as they want them left alone and preserved so please. i challenge any of you that have actually been on the Gympie pyramid to show us irrefutable evidence of what it’s is

  7. I also believe these stones including the church wall ones were indeed quarried fro a place not far away from the site called mother mountain where the 2 old now dry rivers joined also on mothar mountain it looks like an old ancient quarry with rock pools going down ever few meters and all the rock looks like it was chipped or cut off or mined very strange place indeed


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