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“A 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 stories.

As you 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 local history.  

Headstones 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 within.

**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 Maryborough Tourist Information centre for $15 (plus packing & postage if applicable)

The Maryborough Family History Group is for anyone researching their personal family history.  
There 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
Nolan St

The Hub

The Hub


Maryborough 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.

Today, Maryborough is a thriving community of nearly 8000 with a good industrial base, an excellent infrastructure and a heart of gold.