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Burns Street, Maryborough Victoria


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 Simson's. This was later changed to Maryborough by the Gold Commissioner of the time, James Daly, who named it after his Irish birthplace.

Maryborough is known as a Railway Station with a town. When Mark Twain visited the Railway Station in 1895 he quoted "that you could put the whole population of Maryborough into it, and give them a sofa apiece, and have room for more."

Maryborough and surrounds has a rich history with great examples of our heritage in the public buildings and private homes showcasing the architecture of the various eras, gold rush relics and mines of the Chinese and European miners, parks and gardens and the forests, all which allow you to get a feel for your own personal history and how it may have been for your ancestors who called Maryborough home at some stage in their lives.

Today, Maryborough is a community of about 8000 surrounded by native bushland. A great place to visit, stay and explore your family history connections.