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Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum
Founded 1879
Founder John & Else Meyers
Headquarters Maryborough, Queensland Australia

The Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum is a non-profit museum located at 106 Wharf Street, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. It was established and is operated by John and Else Meyers for the benefit of the Fraser Coast community.


T Britten display
Timothy Britten display

The museum houses a number of displays of subject such as Keith Payne, VC OAM; Herbert James, VC MC; Timothy Britten, CV; John Cantwell, AO DSC; Harry Smith, SG MC; and James Runham, SC AFSM OAM.

The museum has the largest number of Victoria Crosses in a private museum collection in Australia. The museum also has the only Cross of Valour (Australia) medal on public display; the one awarded to Timothy Britten following the 2002 Bali bombings.

The museum has the only surviving three-wheeler Girling car, originally built in London in 1911.

Heritage property

The museum occupies the former J. E. Brown warehouse, which is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.

Coordinates: 25°32′20″S 152°42′20″E / 25.53884°S 152.70545°E / -25.53884; 152.70545

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