Australian Towns & Cities
Queensland: Maryborough
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Maryborough, one of Queensland's oldest cities, lies on the banks of the Mary River and is one of the major centres in the Fraser Coast region. The city was first settled in 1847 and in its heyday was a major port of entry for many vessels to the east coast. Today the city's industries are essentially train construction (QLD Tilt trains) and sugar cane. Maryborough has been promoted as a heritage city with many of its original commercial and Queenslander style buildings preserved, in particular along Wharf Street where the street has been re-formed to create an historic atmosphere. The city centre is very appealing - retains a busy feel and is quite vegetated and colourful. Nearby Queens Park is a spectacular garden which also offers great views of the Mary River. The town name originates from the Mary River, of which gains its name from the wife of former NSW governor Sir Charles Fitzroy.


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NEW Maryborough Business Centre:
Kent Street, heading south-east in Maryborough, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Maryborough Business Centre:
Alice Street, heading south-east in Maryborough, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Granville Bridge:
Approaching the Granville Bridge (Mary River), looking north-east, Maryborough, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Mary River:
Tiger Street crossing the Mary River via Granville Bridge, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Mary River:
Tiger Street crossing the Mary River via Granville Bridge, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census Quickstats, Maryborough UCL

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