“Hear ye, Hear ye!” the familiar sound of a town crier; their decree for the love of their municipality and for Maryborough on the Fraser Coast, a sound that’s often heard on the streets lined with historic buildings.
“Well, a town crier helps make the citizens feel better about themselves and also welcomes people to their lovely town. Maryborough is a very relaxed place to live. The greater Fraser Coast is a wonderful place”. Ken Ashford is the Town Crier and for decades he’s been welcoming tourists and travellers to this wonderful town, often intrigued by the history.
Once a frontier town once vying to be the state’s capital, dotted on every corner are restored heritage-listed buildings “Warf Street has the highest concentration of heritage-listed buildings in the whole of Queensland in such a small area. It would have been a very lively place in the early days of Maryborough when the wharves were in action here.”