Maryborough

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Origin of the name

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

History

The Scottish Simpson Brothers, 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. [2] The Dja Dja Wurrung aborigines called the area Tuaggra but the Maryborough district was first settled as early as 1840 by the Scottish Simson brothers, who began sheep farming in the district. The town site was surveyed in 1854, with a police camp, Methodist Church and hospital amongst the first infrastructure. When gold was found, the population quickly grew and by 1856 there were up to 53,000 people living in the district. Maryborough was named after Commissioner James Daly’s Irish birthplace. Land sales commenced in 1856, and Maryborough became the administrative and commercial centre of the area. The town became a borough in 1857. The last gold mine in Maryborough closed in 1918. In 1924 the Maryborough Knitting Mills opened, which established the town as a centre for the wool industry. Maryborough became a city in 1961.

Governance

Maryborough municipility was proclaimed on 28th March 1857. The first election was held on May 4th 1857 and resulted in seven councillors being elected Alexander McLandress being elected chairman and D.K.Campbell, M.Garland, F.Fowler, D. Taylor Levy and Roberts councillers. [3] Maryborough was subdivided into three wards 1887 and decalred a city in 1961.

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Maryborough Chamber of Commerce

Demography

Culture

Associations

Maryborough Mining Association - Maryborough Progress Association - Maryborough Returned Soldiers Association - Maryborough Traders Association - Maryborough Progress Association

Churches

St Augustine Catholic Church - Church of Christ - Church of England - Cogregrational Church - Presbyterian Church - Methodist Church - Salvation Army - Weslyan Church

Clubs

Maryborough Elderly Citizen's Club - Tullaroop Turf Club


Societies

Maryborough Agriculture Society - Maryborough Field Naturalists Society - Maryborugh Highland Society - Maryborough Ladies Benevolent Society - Maryborough Mutual Protection Society - Music and Drama Society - Shakespeare Society - Temperance Society


Maryborough Citizen's Brass Band

Maryborough Highland Gathering

Maryborough Library

Maryborough Masonic Lodge

Sport

Archery

Cricket Clubs

Enterprise Cricket Club - Maryborough Cricket Club

Football

Maryborough Football Association - Bowenvale Football Club - Bristol Hill Football Club - Carisbrook Football Club - Maryborough Football Club

Maryborough Rovers Football Club - Royal Park Football Club

Golf

Maryborough Golf Club

Swimming

Maryborough Swimming Club

Tennis

Christ Church Tennis Club - Grosvenor Club - Lawn Tennis Club - Maryborough Tennis Club - V.R.I. Tennis Club

Industry

Deep Leads Electrical Transmission Company

George Lucas and Co.

J. Liston and Co.

Maryborough and District Brewing Company

Maryborough Butter Factory (Maryborough District Co-operative Butter Factory Company Limited)

Maryborough Flour Mill

Maryborough Gas Company

Maryborough Hosiery Company

Maryborough Knitting Mills

Mining Companies - Alma Consols Co. - Bristol Hill Co. - Charlotte Plains Consolidated GMC - Count Bismark - Goldbrook GMC - Golden Gate GMC - Grerat Leviathan Reef GMC - New Havilah GMC - Homebush GMC - Junction Deep Leads Co. - Leviathan GMC - Leviathan United Co. - Maryborough Leviathan Goldmines Ltd - Maryborough Mining and Sluicing Co. - Napiers Feehold - Nelson Quartz Mining Co. - New Blucher's Co. - New Leviathan Reef Co. - New Magnum Bonum Co. - New Mariner's Reef Co - North Duke Mining Co. - North Mains Leads Co. - Old Persevance Mining Co - Phoenix GMC- Queen GMC - Queen Victoria Co. - Seaham GMC - Sharpe and Barry Amalgamated - Shaw's Reef - Tribute Co. - Victorian Gold Estates Co. - Woolbrook Co. - Working Miners Co. - Woking Miners United

Mining Gullies Arnold's Gully - Dead Horse Gully - Flagstaff Gully - Golden Point Gully - Ironstone Gully - Madman's Gully - Mosquito Gully - Nuggety Gully - Oldman's Gully - Shellback Gully -

Mining Leads in Maryborough Blackman's Lead - Main Lead -

Mining Reefs in Maryborough Amy Castles Reef - Bluchers Reef - Ellery Reef - Frederick Reef - Flagstaff Reef - Leviathan Reef - Mariners Reef - McFarlane's Reef - Native Youth Reef - North German Reef - Old Leviathan Reef - Passmore's Reef - Rob Roy Reef - Shaw's Reef - Telegraph Reef

Maryborough Post Office

Maryborough Preserving Co.

Maryborough Waterworks Co.

Patience and Nicholson (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phelan Industries

Robinson's Brass and Soho Foundry

Tourism

Worsley Cottage Museum

Transport

Cobb and Co

Maryborough Railway Station

Architecture

In the European style the Italianate buildings face a small square, known as McLandress Square. The imposing Victorian post office was built in 1877 as a post office, courthouse and sub-treasury. The town hall was built in 1887 and the courthouse in 1892-93.

Education

Schools

Maryborough School 404 - Maryborough East School 2828 - Maryborough High School - Maryborough Technical School 7222 - Church of England School 411 - Catholic School 445 - Farleigh Ladies College 302 - St Augustines Primary School - Highview College

Media

Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser

Maryborough Advertiser

Standard

Radio Station 3CV

See also

Ballarat Railway Line

Alfred James Pittard

E. H. Foster

Gold Ore Mining

Maryborough Gaol

Alfred R Outtrim

Fredrick T Outtrim

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.
  3. Flett, J. Maryborough Victoria: Goldfields history. Melbourne: Poppet Head. 1975.

Further reading

External links


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

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