Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

The Truth at Last on Kelihers Hill

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

The Truth at Last on Kelihers Hill

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HOWEVER you pronounce it, the name is spelled "Keliher".

And now, thanks to the efforts of one of the Keliher's most prominent descendants, the hill on which the pioneering Gympie family had their ancestral home will finally be spelled correctly.

"Keilhers Hill," as it has been misspelled all this time, occupies the well known rise at the intersection of Duke and Jane Streets, Gympie.

The correction to "Kelihers Hill" has been achieved through the good offices of former leading State Government adviser, Dr Leo Keliher, a direct descendant of the line from Jeremiah Keliher, who is recorded as owning several parcels of land in that area from February 1874.

A letter to Gympie Regional Council, formally received at this week's council Works and Services Committee meeting, says information supplied by Dr Keliher has convinced the Department of Natural Resources and Water, which is responsible for place names, that the name has been spelled incorrectly all this time. …

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