Maryborough has a proud tradition of honouring its war heroes and the city’s Cenotaph and Memorial Gates is one of the best examples of this. What makes this memorial so special is that it was built with funds obtained by public subscription.
It includes five Italian Carrara marble statues which portray the army, navy, airforce and nursing professions which served in World War One. The winged figure of victory, Nike, soars above them and the local Croydon Factory cast the memorial gates and plaques of this memorial situated on the corner of Sussex and Bazaar Streets. Not far away, in Bazaar Street, you’ll find the Post Office Hotel which was built in 1889 and designed by Italian architect Caradini. Navy personnel met here during World War Two.