Family History Group Inc.
Social Ramble though the Maryborough Cemetery”
There are a million stories to be told within our
local cemeteries and the Maryborough Cemetery is no exception.
This book takes
a brief look of some of those
ramble through the cemetery, with the four o’clocks in bloom, you will find political figures and local dignitaries
beside miners, heroes and extraordinary individuals, that have all
contributed much to our
tell tales of tragic accidents, murder, courage, disaster and love.
They identify interesting locals that have been before us and now
lay at rest in our cemetery.
Solitary graves and unmarked
pegs leave you wondering who lay
**This book has been adapted by MFHG from the original
booklet by Eileen Courtney It includes additional content and photographs as well as a brief history of the Cemetery and of some of those who have gone before us
Copies can be purchased from the Group or at the
Tourist Information centre for $15 (plus packing &
postage if applicable)
The Maryborough Family History Group is for anyone researching their personal family history.
are many resources and a good deal of practical advice available to
assist members researching not only in the local region but
anywhere in Australia and the rest of the world.
The group meets in the research room at 7.30 pm on the last Wednesday of every month (except December),
Members may use the research room at any time by arrangement.
Our research room is situated in the Railway Station Precinct
on the second floor of the Community Hub
is situated in the Central Goldfields of Victoria, Australia in an area
that was originally inhabited by the Dja Dja Wurrung people. In
1840 the Simson brothers arrived and established a sheep station in the
area, calling it Charlotte Plains. A gold rush in 1854 brought around
30,000 people to the area and many stayed on resulting in a settlement
known originally as Simsons. This was later changed to
Maryborough by the Gold Commissioner of the time, James Daly, who named
it after his Irish birthplace.
Maryborough is a thriving community of nearly 8000 with a good
industrial base, an excellent infrastructure and a heart of gold.