A trail of murals along eight city blocks in Maryborough tell the quirky and serious stories of the city’s colourful past.
The Maryborough Story Trail has brought to life the stories of historic people and places through a series of bronze sculptures ( including Ms Mary Poppins), laneway murals, mosaic tiles and interactive screens showcasing short films.
Being flat makes this an easy and interesting walk for all ages with cafes, museums, and specialty shops to break up the two kilometre journey of over thirty murals and installations.
My favourite installation is the recently completed Gallipoli to Armistice Memorial Trail on the edge of beautiful Queens Park.
This includes a sculpture of Lt Duncan Chapman, born in Maryborough, who was the first ANZAC ashore at Gallipoli. He is standing on pavement made from the rock from the cliffs of Gallipoli and the wooden flower beds represent the boats.
The Trail includes all the battles till Armistice Day with audio of the soldiers marching. It’s both eerie and fascinating.
Maryborough, I never knew you would be so welcoming. Back to see more soon…..
*Maps of The Story Trail are available from the Tourist Information Centre