Maryborough, a city, is 220 km north of Brisbane. It is 20 km upstream on the Mary River which enters the strait that runs between the coastline and Fraser (Great Sandy) Island. In the nineteenth century it developed as a hinterland railway town, with major engineering works capable of producing both locomotives and ships. While manufacturing has declined since World War II, Maryborough retains more port and engineering heritage than any other inland port in Queensland.

Further Reading: 

Tom Blake and Richard Allom, Original Maryborough site, Maryborough, Maryborough City Council, 1988

Maryborough Wide Bay & Burnett Historical Society, A history of Maryborough, Queensland 1842-1997, Maryborough, The Society, 1998

Jean Hunter, City of Maryborough, Queensland: 100 years, 1905-2005, Maryborough, Wise Owl Research Publishing, 2005

John Kerr, Sugar at Maryborough: 120 years of challenge, Maryborough, Maryborough Sugar Factory, 1987

George Loyau, The history of Maryborough and Wide Bay and Burnett districts from the year 1850 to 1895, Brisbane, Pole, Outridge & Co, 1897

R.S. Maynard, Sugar, ships, locomotives: the story of Walkers Limited, Maryborough, Queensland 1864-1946, Sydney, R.S. Maynard Advertising, 1946

Greg Lumney, Maryborough: a rare old town, Maryborough, Greg Lunney and Danny Lynch, 1996

Kay F. Gassan and Jan Downman, Maryborough beginnings, Maryborough, Wise Owl Publications, 2010

Granville, Hervey Bay, Maryborough Suburbs and Tinana entries

Maryborough, celebrating 150 years of local government, 1861-2011: a special 150th commemorative celebration: including a re-enactment of Maryborough's first council election and a historical photographic display, Maryborough, Fraser Coast Regional Council, 2011


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