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Chinese Merchants trading with storekeepers Brennan & Geraghty

The original Brennan and Geraghty store in Lennox Street, Maryborough. Photo courtesy of Maryborough Wide Bay and Burnett Historical Society Inc.

Guest Blog – Presentation by Ken Brooks for Maryborough Library Local History Talk Brennan & Geraghty’s Store in Maryborough is owned by National Trust Queensland (1975) and is operated as a museum about itself and its place in the community of Maryborough. Established in 1871 by brothers-in-law Patrick Brennan and Martin Geraghty, the store remained … Read more

Souvenir of Floods: Southern Queensland, February, 1893 – Digitised @ SLQ

Steamer in Queen Street, Brisbane, February 19. Sketch from Souvenir of floods : Southern Queensland, February, 1893. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Souvenir of floods: Southern Queensland, February, 1893 was published by the Telegraph Newspaper Company following the devastation caused by the floods. The commemorative booklet contains sketches which were initially featured in The Telegraph and The Week newspapers during the disaster. In their April 21, 1893 edition, The Telegraph reported that demand for the publication had … Read more

Views of Maryborough, 1896

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

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

Glass-eating escapologist visits Queensland (1928)

Cartoon of Sidney Dan. Published in Brisbane's Daily Standard newspaper, May 3, 1928

Warning – Do not attempt this at home! In 1928 English escapologist and entertainer Sidney Dan, promoted as “The World’s fastest escapologist and nature’s greatest freak”, was wooing audiences as he toured Australian theatres. In May, he appeared at the Wintergarden Theatre in Rockhampton. Audiences were thrilled watching Sidney Dan escape from a straitjacket and … Read more

Descendants and reunions

Guest blog: Maryborough Family Heritage Institute Inc There are many reasons for hosting family reunions and the volunteers at Maryborough’s Family Heritage Institute Inc. enjoy arranging events for the families and descendants of those who bravely left their countries of origin to an unknown land across the sea. It began in Maryborough in 1992 when descendants were invited … Read more

Sharing the stories from Maryborough

Last weekend (October 7 – 9) members of the Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum sector were given the opportunity to focus on the unique ways the sector is re-interpreting heritage experiences through storytelling. The South East Queensland Small Museums conference held in Maryborough brought together a diverse group of experienced practitioners who shared their insights and … Read more