Maryborough Walk of Achievers
Maryborough’s Walk of Achievers … a celebration of how ordinary Australians can achieve extraordinary feats. It is a tribute to the remarkable and varied accomplishments of more than 90 current and former Maryborough residents who have helped shape our rich heritage. Those honoured include pioneers, Rhodes Scholars, Olympians, inventors, war heroes and others whose endeavours have led to outstanding success and national and worldwide recognition.
About the Maryborough Walk of Achievers
The Maryborough Walk of Achievers project commenced in 1999, a long-time dream of Ken Bennett, Grieg Bolderrow, Barbara Hovard and Margaret Wroe. Originally funded by the Centenary of Federation Queensland Community Grants Fund, the project was further supported by the Maryborough District Family History Society, the Rotary Club of Maryborough Sunrise, Maryborough City Council and Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund, Fraser Coast Chronicle, 4MB and Boulton’s Multimedia.
The original project aimed to recognise former residents of Maryborough who have made a significant contribution to our state, nation and on the world stage. By way of recognition the Achievers of Maryborough will have a locally fabricated bronze plaque placed in the pavement within the Portside Precinct footpaths, supported by a publication and interpretive display at Customs House.
The first 20 Bronze Plaques were laid in pavers on the 26 January 2000 in Wharf Street and today there are more than 90 plaques placed in Wharf & Richmond Streets celebrating Maryborough’s Walk of Achievers.
Nominate an Achiever
Know a current or former Maryborough resident who has a achieved extraordinary feats?
Following receipt, nominations are researched and submitted for consideration by Council for inclusion in the biennial program.
Applications are now closed for consideration in the 2023 round.
- Applicants will be notified early 2023
- New plaques unveiled in May 2023
Applications are now open for consideration in the 2025 round.
- Applicants will be notified early 2025
- New plaques unveiled during the Australian National Trust Heritage Festival 2025