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. 
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. 
Geography and climate
- ↑ Blake, L. Place names of Victoria. Melbourne: Ruby. 1977.
- ↑ Nunn, H. V. Maryborough Victoria 1854 - 1954, The story of the century. Maryborough Vic.1954.
--Beth Kicinski 16:53, 30 May 2012 (EST)