Maryborough Walk of Achievers identifies city’s best

THE Heritage City will honour its next group of local success stories along the Maryborough Walk of Achievers.

Help remember the Heritage City’s best by nominating who you think should be added to the Maryborough Walk of Achievers. PHOTO: Supplied.

The Wharf Street and Richmond Street attraction – already consisting of more than 90 plaques – recognises the prominent and famous people from Maryborough.

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People who walk the street looking at the plaques are taken on a journey down memory lane, not just because of the names forever etched into the heart of the city, but because the precinct is home to the highest concentration of heritage-listed buildings in Queensland.

Each plaque celebrates the life of a different achiever from Maryborough.

Some of the names you will find on the walk include Professor Lester Peters, Butchulla Elder and author Olga Miller and Olympian Robert Cusack.

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Fraser Coast Division 4 Councillor Daniel Sanderson said the Maryborough Walk of Achievers was a great way to show people, especially the youth, that you don’t need to be from a big city to do extraordinary things.

“Council opens nominations for the Achievers Walk every two years,” explained Cr Sanderson.

“COVID has caused a slight delay as the previous plaques were placed in 2017. They recognised Robert and Arthur Cusack, Tommy King, Mark Moffat, Nathan Flick, Dr Barbara J Bain and Ian and Phil Truscott.


“While we have recognised and celebrated 90 families and individuals, there are many others who should also be recognised.”

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Nominations are now open to identify the next round of achievers.

Application forms and more information on the attraction can be found, here.

Nominations close on 30 November.

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