Director of the Maryborough Art Gallery Ann Bowden with the manifesto of the shearers strike at Barcaldine in 1891.
Director of the Maryborough Art Gallery Ann Bowden with the manifesto of the shearers strike at Barcaldine in 1891. Karleila Thomsen

How Queensland was shaped

RESIDENTS interested in the state’s history can get an insight into the events that shaped Qld by visiting Maryborough Art Gallery over the next fortnight.

An exhibition featuring some of the most important documents in the State Archives will be open at the gallery on Kent Street from today. The official opening will be held tomorrow from 7pm.

Fifty-five wall panels feature layers of photographs and explanatory text as well as high-quality copies of government documents, private letters and diary entries and other written works.

“It’s really well done and just like a history lesson,” gallery director Ann Bowden said.

“This is the first exhibition of its kind that I’ve seen in Maryborough and it’s really great that this exhibition has come here instead of just the major cities and larger regional centres.”

The exhibition will run until February 21 and admission is free.

Maryborough Art Gallery is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.



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