Immigration celebration sailing into M'boro again

IMMIGRATION Celebrations have rolled around for another year marking the arrival of early voyagers in the Maryborough area.

The Maryborough Family Heritage Institute invites descendants of passengers from early sailing ships to celebrate with two days of memorabilia and history on May 17 and 18, 2014.

The Prince Consort and Sultana voyages are being commemorated, 150 years after their arrival, along with the Great Queensland, Glamorganshire, Tim Whiffler and St James vessels.

Participants are also encouraged to submit their own family trees, photos and stories for the event.

Registration will start at 9am at the St Mary's Parish Hall in Bazaar St, Maryborough.

Features of the weekend's events include Saturday's complimentary morning tea and a light lunch at $15 per person.

Entertainment by bush band Deep Fried Damper will take place at the Hibiscus Room of the Carriers Arms Hotel in Alice St where food and drink will also be available.

Catamaran cruises on the Mary River are available on Sunday, March 18, with sessions at 8:30am and 11:45am at a cost of $55.

Tickets for the cruises can be purchased from the Heritage Institute office on the corner of Richmond and Wharf Sts or by phoning 4123 1620.

Cruise tickets need to be booked and paid for by April 30.

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