Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Maryborough QLD

We drove 35 kms, after roadwork delays, from Hervey Bay to Maryborough. Maryborough, settled in 1847,  is one of Queensland's oldest towns. The last weekend of the month they have steam trains and a brass band playing in Queen's Park. We just missed this but enjoyed seeing so many heritage listed buildings. Brennan and Geraghty's store Museum is one of three preserved retail stores in the world. It opened in 1871 and ceased trading in 1972. It contains stock dating back to the 1890's, many of which we recognised.eg Arnotts biscuits, Keens Curry Powder, Eta Peanut Butter. I shared a brolly with Mary Poppins, outside the birthplace of Ms P.L. Travers. The building was formerly a bank.
Mary River and Queens Park

Cannon at Queens Park

Band Rotunda at Queens Park is still used

Mary River Bollards

Court house built around 1878

Mary Poppins  - P.L Travers bronze memorial

Queens Park very old trees

Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum - opened 1871

Outside of Brennan and Geraghty's store

National Trust Residence of Store owner

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