The town of Maryborough has a population of 27,000 and in the mid 1800s was a river port. The area grows cane, pineapples and mangoes. It's a compact town and retains many of its original features including some very well restored "Queenslander" houses which sit on stilt like stumps allowing the air movement under the house.
Maryborough was also the birthplace of writer Helen Lyndon Goff or P.L. Travers. An actress and Journalist who wrote Mary Poppins.
No matter where you go with your camera or even your iPhone on this occasion, you always stumble on some points of interest - Maryborough had many and despite only being there for two full days, we were able to enjoy two good dinners, the Jamboree and met some great people within our business/pleasure trip.
|A typical Queenslander house albeit restored.|
|This and the other one sat either side of the 1871 General Store below.|
|Although not visible in this photo of the store, it had these original painted glass windows.|
|I'm told by the locals that this was an old mill in its better days.|
|Look closely at the sign hung under the eaves of this ramshackle bungalow.|