School of Arts

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area

This School of Arts building was constructed in the classic revival style in 1887 and contained a library, museum, reading room, technical college and a billiard room. It replaced the first School of Arts built in 1861.

In 1958, it housed the first Ringrose Library in Queensland where books were available to external students of the University of Queensland. The library features a timber mezzanine gallery and is now home to the Maryborough and Wide Bay Burnett Historical Society. The keystone above the doorway features Minerva the goddess of wisdom.

The classically inspired symmetrical facade of this two story masonry building has a commanding street presence in Maryborough.

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429 Kent Street
Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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Mary River

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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The Mary River has been known by many names, with the Aborigines calling the river Booie, Moonaboola, Numabulla or Mooraboocoola. It was named the Wide Bay River until September 1848, when Governor Fitzroy renamed the river in honour of his wife, Lady Mary Fitzroy.

Fay Smith Wetlands

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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For a different type of experience on the Fraser Coast, walk through one of the last remaining wetlands in the Maryborough area, Fay Smith Wetlands. There is a series of walking bridges and walking trails through the Fay Smith Wetlands, allowing visitors to enjoy the abundant variety of wildlife on offer.

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Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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Enjoy the popular spot for picnics, the Queens Park Waterfall. The waterfall area of Maryborough's Queens Park was originally a quarry, which was later converted into a pond, that is regularly home to several ducks swimming on its surface or even catching some sun on the edges.

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Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
A town steeped in history, Maryborough boasts a relaxed atmosphere and is nestled upon the Mary River. With beautifully preserved colonial streets, visitors have the chance to soak up some of Queensland's richest history and heritage architecture.
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