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Maryborough-Midlands Historical Society

3 Palmerston Street MARYBOROUGH Visit Website

Maryborough-Midlands Historical Society is based at Worsley Cottage in Maryborough. The Society was formed 40 years ago and has maintained Worsley Cottage as a museum complex and headquarters for the society for 25 years The complex consists of a Victorian hand built stone cottage (by Arthur Worsley), furnished in the period and complemented by display areas depicting Maryborough's history from 1854 . The complex also has a new resource centre with family and district history records available for research.

Our Collection

Records available for personal retrieval include: Maryborough Cemetery records, Maryborough rate books, death notices from the local paper plus over 300 pioneer portraits. Hospital admissions 1855 ? 1907, wedding photographs by Wal Richards 1946 ? 1996, the archiving of many other printed and photographic records is progressing.

Local history, including Local schools, Local churches, Local government

Margaret Walkley researched families collection, Myrtle Robinson Collection, Rosa Outrim Photographic collection, Les Kuffer Collection.