Band Rotunda in Queen's Park, Maryborough, ca. 1930

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Where: Queensland, Maryborough, Australia

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When: 01 January 1930

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Photographer: Unidentified

Location: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

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    Henk van der Eijk

    • 02/Feb/2010 22:32:56

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Historical Gardens, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    • 29/Sep/2022 01:18:15

    Band Rotunda, Fairy Fountain, and MELSA The band rotunda is an early example of prefabrication having been built in Glasgow and shipped out in 1890. Originally it incorporated the 'Fairy Fountain', an ornate drinking fountain, and was bequeathed to the people of Maryborough by Janet Melville whose brother, Andrew Melville, had been the town's mayor in 1863. The Fairy Fountain was removed from the rotunda so that the floor could be raised to provide audiences with better views of the performer. Near the rotunda are some 13-cm gauge railway tracks. The local Model Engineers and Live Steamers Association have been bringing their trains to these tracks on the last Sunday of each month since 1976. Source:

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    • 29/Sep/2022 01:21:01

    Queens Park was established in 1860 and many of its beautiful huge trees were planted before 1900. Features of the Park are the fernery, waterfall, and lily pond, lace-trimmed band rotunda built in 1890 and listed by the National Trust, and the 13-centimeter Gauge Model Railway built by the Model Engineers and Live Steamers Association. On the last Sunday each month, the Association meets in Queens Park to relive the steam age in the chug of engines, the glow of brass and coal fires, and the cheery sound of the whistle. Also to be heard and seen are Maryborough's Brass Bands playing in the rotunda. The Park is a cool retreat with a waterfall, flowers, shrubs, and trees. It is situated within an easy stroll from the City Hall and overlooks the Mary River. Source: