Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Maryborough

Maryborough is a city and a suburb in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.It is located on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, approximately 255 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane. The city is served by the Bruce Highway. It is closely tied to its neighbour city Hervey Bay which is approximately 30 kilometres northeast. Together they form part of the area known as the Fraser Coast. At June 2015 Maryborough had an estimated urban population of 27,846.The city was the location for the 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree.  

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Maryborough is a city and a suburb in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.It is located on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, approximately 255 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane. The city is served by the Bruce Highway. It is closely tied to its neighbour city Hervey Bay which is approximately 30 kilometres northeast. Together they form part of the area known as the Fraser Coast. At June 2015 Maryborough had an estimated urban population of 27,846.The city was the location for the 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree.  

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John Mathew's 1910 map shows the country of the Gubbi Gubbi and Wakka peoples. Some Gubbi Gubbi died in the mass poisoning of upwards of 60 Aborigines on the Kilcoy run in 1842. A further 50-60 are said to have been killed by food laced with arsenic at Whiteside Station in April 1847. As colonial entrepreneurs pushed into their territory to establish pastoral stations, they together with the Badtjala set up a fierce resistance: from 1847 to 1853, 28 squatters and their shepherds were killed. In June 1849 two youths, the Pegg brothers, were speared on the property while herding sheep. Gregory Blaxland, the 7th son of the eponymous explorer Gregory Blaxland took vengeance, heading a vigilante posse of some 50 squatters and station hands and, at Bingera, ambushed a group of 100 sleeping myalls of the 'Gin gin tribe' who are usually identified now as the Gubbi Gubbi. They had feasted on stolen sheep. Marksmen picked off many, even those fleeing by diving into the Burnett River. The slaughter was extensive, and the bones of many of the dead were uncovered on the site many decades later. Blaxland was in turn killed in a payback action sometime in July–August 1850. His death was revenged in a further large-scaled massacre of tribes in the area. The escaped convict James Davis lived among the Gubbi Gubbi. John Mathew, a clergyman turned anthropologist, also spent 5 years with them at Manumbar and mastered their language. He described their society in a 1910 monograph, Two Representative Tribes of Queensland.  

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Maryborough is well on the way to establishing itself as the shopping hub of the Central Goldfields. Shop around in the sophisticated speciality stores and outlets throughout the area. A little shopping in Maryborough is sure to surprise. You’ll find there are great fashion and shoe outlets, gift shops, homewares, collectables, decorator items and arts and crafts. For those who enjoy hunting for special finds, the region has a number of antique and collectable stores to browse in. With four large supermarkets and Country Target and Kmart in town, Maryborough has all you need for variety store shopping. For those who are inclined towards D.I.Y there are some fabulous hardware stores to choose from.  

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Take a walk or just relax by the river in majestic Queens Park, one of Australia's first botanic gardens, and still an expansive garden that's well worth a visit. "" Sunday in the Park - a lazy Sunday morning of fun, food, brass bands, steam train rides and river cruises held every last Sunday of the month in Queens Park.  

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Enjoy live music, delicious food and the best of local art and culture in the magical ambience of Gatakers by Night. Bring your own folding chairs or picnic rug . Casual meal options and delicious desserts available. Full bar facilities are available, please no BYO alcohol and no pets. Held on the second Saturday night of each month from 6pm to 9pm.  

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By train: The Tilt Train stops at Maryborough West Station and a shuttle bus transports travellers into Maryborough CBD. By plane: Hervey Bay Airport airport is around 30 mins from Maryborough. The airport is called the Fraser Coast airport, by some airlines. Qantaslink fly to Brisbane. Virgin Blue operates services to Sydney. Often flights to Hervey Bay from Sydney are cheaper than flights to Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast. Shuttles are available from Maryborough to the Airport. By car: About 2 hours drive north from the Sunshine Coast, and 3 hours drive north from Brisbane. By bus: Coach services running north from Brisbane stop in Maryborough.  

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