Sunday, 29 January 2017

Maryborough Family Heritage Institute 140th anniversary celebration

Jean Monaghan, Paula Hill and Bonnie Stacey of the Institute dressed up as immigrants

Maryborough Family Heritage Institute will be celebrating the 140th anniversary of the arrival of three immigrant ships into Maryborough port in 1877.

  • The Lammershagen from Hamburg with 379 passengers.
  • The City of Agra from London with 316 passengers.
  • The Saraca from Greenock/Glasgow with 288 passengers.

The Institute have been busy tracing descendants of the original settlers from these vessels and are planning a reunion for these people on Saturday 29th July, 2017.
All descendants are invited to attend the luncheon with other activities planned for the weekend for attendees to enjoy. Books about the voyages of these ships which will include passenger lists and stories of the lives of some of the families will be available for sale, together with a display of memorabilia and family trees.

Anyone who has any photographs, stories or family trees and would like them to be included in these publications could they please contact the Maryborough Family Heritage Institute as soon as possible to enable them to include this information.

If you are not sure how your ancestors arrived in Maryborough please contact the Institute and they will do their best to trace your family on their passenger lists.

Maryborough Family Heritage Institute Contact Details
Email: or
Phone: 07 41231620
Address: 164 Richmond Street, Maryborough.
Opening Hours:Monday – Thurs. 9-3 and Friday 9-1.

Tags #familyhistory #Maryborough #immigration #Lammershagen #Agra #Saraca #Hamburg #London #Greenock #Glasgow

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