Views of Maryborough, 1896

On March 7, 1896, the Maryborough Chronicle newspaper issued a supplement in the form of an illustrated poster.

Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The Maryborough Chronicle reported – “This issue contains an extra supplement in the form of a large coloured sheet, very creditably got up, containing views of Maryborough, together with all the principal public buildings, factories, and mills, and leading business premises. The sheet conveys an excellent idea of the size and importance of the town, and the fine character of its buildings and manufacturing industries and makes up a first class advertisement of the town. The production is very suitable for sending to distant friends, or business connections to convey to them a good impression of Maryborough and its contents. Messrs. Muir and Morcomb, of Brisbane, are the artists and printers, and have certainly turned out their work in excellent style. One error has crept in, the premises of F.G. Popp and Co. being described as Ellena street instead of Kent and Adelaide streets.”

Illustrations of businesses on this poster include –

  • Woodrow & Son, Grocers and Importers, Bazaar Street, Maryborough
  • E.A. Smith, Cabinetmaker, Kent and Adelaide Streets, Maryborough
  • G. Stupart, Drapery Palace, Maryborough
G. Stupart, Drapery Palace, Maryborough. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

G. Stupart, Drapery Palace, Maryborough. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

  • J. Eadie, Grocer, Corner of Walker and Ferry Streets, Maryborough
  • E. Booker, Jun., Butcher, Adelaide Street, Maryborough
  • Maryborough Milling Co. Ltd, Flour Millers & Grain Merchants, Kent Street, Maryborough
Maryborough Milling Co. Ltd, Flour Millers & Grain Merchants, Kent Street, Maryborough. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Maryborough Milling Co. Ltd, Flour Millers & Grain Merchants, Kent Street, Maryborough. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

  • G. Horsburgh & Co, General Ironmongers & Importers, Plumbers & Galvanised Iron Workers, Kent & Richmond Streets
  • Southerden & Co., Auctioneers, Valuators, Land, Estate, and General Commission Agents, Opposite Post and Telegraph Offices, Maryborough
  • Jonathan Murray, General Merchant, Maryborough
Jonathan Murray, General Merchant, Maryborough. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Jonathan Murray, General Merchant, Maryborough. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

  • Pryce & Anderson, Accountants, General Agents, Wharf Street, Maryborough
  • Queensland Smelting Co. Ltd. at Aldershot
  • Bee Hive Boot Warehouse, Kent Street, Opposite the Royal Hotel, Maryborough
Bee Hive Boot Warehouse, Kent Street, Opposite the Royal Hotel. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Bee Hive Boot Warehouse, Kent Street, Opposite the Royal Hotel. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

  • Finney, Isles & Co, Merchants & Importers of General Draper, Kent Street, Maryborough
  • T. Morton, Solicitor & Notary Public, Wharf Street, Maryborough
  • A. Forbes, Pharmaceutical Chemist, Kent Street, Maryborough
A. Forbes, Pharmaceutical Chemist, Kent Street, Maryborough. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

A. Forbes, Pharmaceutical Chemist, Kent Street, Maryborough. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

  • James Fairlie & Sons, Sash and Door Factory, Maryborough
  • Ozone Villa, Torquay
  • A. Wilson, Post Office Hotel, corner Bazaar and Wharf Streets, Maryborough
A. Wilson, Post Office Hotel, corner Bazaar and Wharf Streets. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

A. Wilson, Post Office Hotel, corner Bazaar and Wharf Streets. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

  • Walkers Limited, Engineers & Ironfounders, Maryborough
  • F.G. Popp, Undertaker, Ellena Street, Maryborough
  • J. Ammenhauser, Adelaide Street, Maryborough
J. Ammenhauser, Adelaide Street, Maryborough. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

J. Ammenhauser, Adelaide Street, Maryborough. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

  • Hockley & Co., Ironmongers, Maryborough
  • Bartholomew & Co. Limited, Tailors and Direct Importers of Boys’ and Men’s Goods
  • Brennan & Geraghty, Grocers, Manufacturers of Wines, Vinegar, Jams &c.
  • The Central Queensland Meat Export Co. Ltd, Fitzroy Works, Lake’s Creek, Rockhampton
  • Wilson, Hart & Co. Limited, Timber Merchants

The poster also features illustrations of the School of Arts, the Post and Telegraph Offices, the Boys Grammar School, the Girls Grammar School and two street scenes (Kent Street, looking north-west and Bazaar Street, looking west).

School of Arts and Post and Telegraph Offices. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

School of Arts and Post and Telegraph Offices. From Views of Maryborough, 1896. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

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Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland