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Port of Maryborough
Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area

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07 4190 5742
1800 214 789
tourism@frasercoast.qld.gov.au
www.visitfrasercoast.com/destinations/maryborough/

Description

A deeper site was selected to replace the first shallow port of Maryborough which was located upriver at the original township. Wool, tallow, hides and timber were exported through the busy port and many coastal vessels brought supplies for the settlers. At one time the wharves stretched from the far end of Queens Park to beyond the Granville Bridge. At the marina you can see the last remnants of the original wharfs.

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Between 1859 when Maryborough was declared an official Port of Entry and 1901, more than 22,000 immigrants from Great Britain and Europe entered Australia through the port. Ships also brought Kanaka labour from the South Sea Islands to work on local sugar plantations.

Ship building and repair industries added to the liveliness of the port. The derelict sheds behind the marina are remnants from the site of the Walker Shipyards which closed in 1974.

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Children:
Children are welcome.

Disabled:
Some disabled access is available however assistance may be required.


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Port of Maryborough - Print Brochure
Map of Port of Maryborough
Wharf Street
Maryborough
Queensland 4650 Australia

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