Maryborough, Wide Bay and Burnett Historical Society Inc

Maryborough, Wide Bay and Burnett Historical Society Inc

Social history displays of items of cultural and historic interest in a building of historic significance (former School of Arts - National Trust listed). Specialising in photographic displays with large collection of originals and copies. Also needlework and lace artefacts.

Address: 
Kent Street, Maryborough, QLD
Tel: 
0741230001
Hours: 
9-12 noon Wed and Fri, 9-1pm Thurs
Admission: 
Nil
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, books and souvenirs for sale, library, guided tours
Collection: 
3500 photographs and continually growing - predominantly on the Maryborough Burnett region, 3000 books, hundreds of files. Wedding gowns 1890-1910.
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Items

Bassinet

Bassinet on rocker vase

Bassinet on rocker vase
Description:
This bassinet vase used by salvation army in Maryborough. Babies who were newly born were introduced to then congregation - babies (2-3 months and older).
Date:
100 years

Maryborough, Queensland

Alabaster Urn

1 of pair Alabaster solid Urn

1 of pair Alabaster solid Urn
Description:
This solid Alabaster Urn is one of a pair given by Mrs Braddock to Mrs Mckay - daughter Ms Kit McKay. Donated to Historical society 1988.
Date:
120 years

Maryborough, Queensland

Tyre Repair kit

Self contained portable vulcanizer

Self contained portable vulcanizer
Creator:
H F Baley
Description:
This tool to replace rubber inner tube was donated to society. Replaced and cleaned by WM Olds Pty Ltd. Maryborough, given to society in 1978.
Date:
1910 - 1920

Maryborough, Queensland

Bible

Description:
This family Bible was sent to Bruce family in Maryborough 1874. Returned to Scotland with Bruce family in 1884 and then returned with family to Sydney 1902. Sent as a donation to this society's collection 2002 from Perth, WA.
Date:
1874

Scotland, Sydney, Perth, Maryborough, Queensland

Accounting Machine

Triumphator

Triumphator
Creator:
? British small arms factory
Description:
This accounting machine was used in Stupart's store, Kent Street, Maryborough . Stupart and Co commenced 1873 as a beet warehouse, became a drapery 1902 and close 1970.
Date:
1900-1910

Maryborough, Queensland