Zonta Club of Maryborough Inc.

The Zonta Club of Maryborough was chartered in 1995.

   The Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at  the Blue Shades Motor Inn, Ferry Street, Maryborough at 5.30pm for a 6pm dinner meeting.

  Nestled on the banks of the Mary River which was discovered in 1842, is the city of Maryborough which, with the amalgamation of the four councils in the area is  now part of the Fraser Coast Regional    Council.

  Declared a city in 1905, Maryborough is home to approximately 27,000 people.

When Queensland separated from NSW in 1859, Maryborough was declared an Official Port of Entry and from then until 1901 more than 22,000 free settlers (no convicts) stepped ashore on Australian soil. These people have left us a legacy of magnificent historic buildings and heritage Queenslander homes. We enjoy a temperate climate with mild winters and warm summers. The mean minimum in July 2007 was 9C and the maximum in January 2007 was 30.7C.

The major industries in the city include a number of timber mills one of which is Hyne Timber which is the largest family owned timber business in Australia. The rail division of Downer EDI Rail in joint venture with Bombardier Transport is Australia’s leading provider of locomotives and passenger trains and there are also 15 other Engineering businesses. Maryborough is one of the original sugar cane growing areas in Queensland and sugar is processed at the Maryborough Sugar Factory.

In the heart of the city are conveniently situated shopping centers with a variety of smaller retail outlets in the suburbs providing jobs. The city is serviced by road and rail and has an airport which has a 1,587m sealed runway. Yachts anchor in the safe haven of the Mary River and fishing in the river and in coastal estuaries and beaches is popular with professionals and amateurs alike.

The city hosts a campus of the Wide Bay Institute of Tafe, five High Schools, ten Primary Schools, a number of Prep Schools and Kindergartens one of which is “Undenoo” which is an Aboriginal Kindergarten where the indigenous children of the Butchella tribe learn their culture and heritage. The $11 million Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre overlooking the Mary River hosts local, national and international artists.

Maryborough has more than 40 parks, reserves, playgrounds, sporting fields and riverfront areas to enjoy. There is also a number of Museums for tourists to visit, an excellent Genealogy Centre and the Heritage Markets are held every week in the city centre.   

If you are interested in being invited to a dinner meeting please send an email.

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