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Gatakers Building

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area

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Featured on Maryborough's Walk and Drive Tour - Gatakers Building and the warehouse behind are the oldest surviving commercial buildings in Maryborough.

Gatakers Building was built for Robert Travis in 1868, it and the warehouse located behind, became a warehouse for wine and spirit merchants, Graham and Gataker in 1885. In 1906, John Graham retired and Charles Gataker took his sons aboard and the business became Gataker and Sons. The building behind is now home to Maryborough's new art gallery, Gatakers Artspace which opened in March 2010.

Facilities

  • Car park

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Accessibility:

Access is available for visitors with a disability.

Children:

Children are welcome to visit Gatakers Building.
305 Kent Street
Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Found within the McNevins Maryborough Motel, Sails Restaurant serves modern Australian cuisine with a touch of Queensland flair. Large windows fill the dining room with natural light where guests are treated to modernised pub-inspired fare and an excellent selection of iconic seafood dishes. After dinner, slip into the adjacent bar for a cocktail and see where the night takes you.

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McNevin's Sails Restaurant

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Set within McNevin's Maryborough Motel, guests are invited to enjoy a cocktail at the bar and a night of culinary delight at the Sails Restaurant. The fully-licensed restaurant offers diners with a modern Australian menu, with a variety of dishes to please all. Sail's is also a fantastic location for your next special event or even, business lunch.
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If you are a mad keen horse rider then Susan River Homestead is the place for you. From the very beginner with the quietest most sedate horse (for those just wishing to sit and enjoy the view) to the most experienced rider, they have a horse for you. They cater for all types of horsemanship skills at Susan River Homestead. They have kids ponies right through to horses for all types of adults no matter what your level of riding expertise. Mounting times are twice daily at 9.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. and all you have to do is ring and book one day in advance. They take a minimum of two riders and a maximum of 25 riders. They have huge paddocks so all get to have a good ride (loads of cleared spaces for you to run in) and not to mention the picturesque countryside which you will be passing through fast or slow which ever the case may be.

Maryborough Town Hall Green

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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It was here at the site of the first Maryborough court house, police station and gaol, that in 1877, gallows and a hangman were brought from Brisbane and two felons were publicly hung. For many decades Maryborough Town Hall Green has been a place for residents and visitors to meet and is a popular vantage point to sit and watch the passing parade. There are four large etchings adjacent to the Commonwealth Bank titled “Five O’clock Whistle” which represent aspects of Maryborough’s history. Hundreds of workers from the various factories of lower Kent Street, Walkers Limited, the Sugar Factory, Hynes Timber Mill and the Shipyards would cycle home at 5.00 p.m., often four and five abreast up Kent Street. At the Adelaide Street intersection, the police would sometimes stop traffic so they could ride through. Towards City Hall you will note Chifley Place which provides a venue for freedom of speech. Five characters from the Mary Poppins books are etched on the brick plinths on the green closer to Kent Street and five more are in the footpath at the foot of the ramp. These may be reproduced by placing a sheet of paper on each and rubbing with a pencil.

Melsa

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Children and adults can climb onboard one of the many miniature steam engines at Melsa, which run on a circuit around Queens Park. The sight of little legs – and not so little legs – dangling from tiny carriages as the trains weave around the track is guaranteed to delight. It's a tradition begun by the city's Model Engineers and Live Steamers Association (Melsa) 30 years ago – and one that uniquely capture Maryborough's carefree, family-friendly lifestyle. The miniature tracks and the station shelter can be found in Queens Park, Maryborough. The trains run on the last Sunday of the month as part of the Sunday in the Park celebrations including Brass Bands, food stalls and children's activities.

Maryboroughs Glory Hole

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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Maryborough's Glory Hole is now a featured part of the Ululah Lagoon. It is believed to have been built as early as the 1880s. The Glory Hole is of a rare design and outdates any other work in Australia by 80 years, making it historically significant as an engineering work of art.

Brennan And Geraghtys Store Museum

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Brennan and Geraghty's Store, with adjoining residence and cottage, was acquired by the National Trust of Queensland in 1975 due to its historical commercial significance. The large timber grocery store with masonry facade was operated by two generations of the same family for 101 years. The store was opened in April 1871 by Patrick Brennan and Martin Geraghty. The store traded through to 1972 when it was closed by Geraghty's youngest son George. George was then 88 years old. When George closed the shop, he shut it up with complete stock from the 1890's through to advertising signs of the 1920's and packaging from the 1960's. After many painstaking years of restoration, the store was opened as a museum about itself and its place in the community, it is a rare survivor of our commercial heritage surviving intact with its own contents. The store is open seven days a week, the adjoining houses are not open to the public. The store is closed during mid February each year for maintenance work.

Ellena Street Pavement Art and Sculpture

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Primary School students designed the pavers for the Ellena Street Pavement Art and Sculpture, with the theme being "I can find it in Maryborough". Maryborough-born artist Susie Hansen designed the large sculpture in the street as a tribute to Maryborough industry. The sculpture is a fly wheel cut in half which was originally fitted to a single cylinder kynoch suction gas engine in the powerhouse of Walkers Ltd.

Gatakers Building

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Featured on Maryborough's Walk and Drive Tour - Gatakers Building and the warehouse behind are the oldest surviving commercial buildings in Maryborough. Gatakers Building was built for Robert Travis in 1868, it and the warehouse located behind, became a warehouse for wine and spirit merchants, Graham and Gataker in 1885. In 1906, John Graham retired and Charles Gataker took his sons aboard and the business became Gataker and Sons. The building behind is now home to Maryborough's new art gallery, Gatakers Artspace which opened in March 2010.
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