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Kinglake students put the cart before the horse

KINGLAKE Primary School is one of 1067 Victorian primary and secondary schools that will do battle in Maryborough this weekend, racing fuel-free vehicles that students have designed and built.


THE US, Australia and China in a military menage a trois. For the sake of the exercise, let's hope they are all firing blanks. Paul Custance, St Kilda

Brumby blasts 'vandalism' on books

ABOLISHING import restrictions on books would be economic and cultural vandalism, according to John Brumby.


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'there Isn't A Station In Europe That's Got Such A Clock'

MARK TWAIN once described Maryborough as "a station with a town attached to it". The historic station, which the American author visited in 1895, has undergone a $1.9 million restoration over the past two years and continues to be admired for its grandeur and colonial opulence.


Maryborough is in the south east of Queensland, part of the Fraser Coast region, and is about 300 north kilometres from the capital, Brisbane.

Founded in 1847 and with a population of around 27,000, it has the luxury of being located next to the Mary River where there is much water sport to be had, such as canoeing or fishing.

Maryborough architecture

Timber is used in many of Maryborough buildings and have now become a prominent feature of the city.

Maryborough is renowned for its colonial architecture. The city is filled with grand heritage buildings such as the Maryborough Post Office and Customs House.

As well as heritage buildings, Maryborough has heritage markets, which you can visit every Thursday.

Maryborough and Mary Poppins

But Marborough is also famous for its connection to the famous fictional nanny, Mary Poppins.

The author of the children's story, P.L Travers, was born here in 1899.

When you're in Maryborough, visit the Mary Poppin's statue in Richmond Street and the heritage building where P.L Travers was born.

Maryborough parklands

When you're in Maryborough you can't go past its magnificent parklands.

Parks you can't go past include the Anzac Park and Ululah Lagoon, Fay Smith Wetlands, Mary River Parklands, Queens Park among many others.

Maryborough arts and culture

And you won't have had a true Maryborough experience without seeing its many art and culture attractions.

See a local or international performance at the Maryborough's Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre and go to the Old Warehouse Gallery, which'll always have a new exhibition for you to see.

Outside you'll see great examples of public art at the Mary River Parklands, with art that showcases the days when Maryborough operated as a river port.

And if you come to Maryborough in June, you can visit the Heritage City Art Festival that has exciting exhibitions and art workshops for the whole family.