Maryborough

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Origin of the name

Maryborough was originally named Simons ranges, after the Simpsons pastoralists, it was renamed by Assistant Gold Commissioner Daly, after his Irish birthplace. Maryborough became a borough in 1857 and a city in 1961. [1]

History

The Simpson Brothers, who were pastoralists from NSW, were the first white settlers to the Maryborough area, they settled on the banks of the Loddon River, a few miles north of Carisbrook. The gold rush to Maryborough did not happen until June 1954. [2]

Governance

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Sport

Industry

Tourism

Transport

Architecture

Education

Media

See also

Ballarat Railway Line

Alfred James Pittard

E. H. Foster

Gold Ore Mining

Maryborough Flour Mill

Maryborough Mining Association

Maryborough Progress Association

Towns and Settlements

Notes

References

  1. Blake, L. Place names of Victoria. Melbourne: Ruby. 1977.
  2. Nunn, H. V. Maryborough Victoria 1854 - 1954, The story of the century. Maryborough Vic.1954.

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--Beth Kicinski 16:53, 30 May 2012 (EST)

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