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The fraser coast military trail

Welcome to the Fraser Coast Military Trail - a chance where you can explore over 20 points of interest dotted across the Fraser Coast region that tell the stories of the brave men and women who went to war and their connection to this beautiful area in Queensland, Australia.

The wreck of the former hospital ship Maheno and remnants of the Z Special Unit training camp on Fraser Island, a rare memorial bridge at Brooweena and a dramatic life-size statue of an Australian light horseman in Hervey Bay are among more than 20 stops.


3 Must See Experiences

The experiences that will transport you back in time

walk with the anzacs

Discover the stories of Duncan Chapman and many more local hero's in the Gallipoli to Armistice Trail located in Queens Park, Maryborough.

This memorial traces the birth of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, where Maryborough man Duncan Chapman was the first Allied soldier to step ashore, and follows their gruelling journey along the Western Front to Armistice Day. Personal perspectives in the memorial are drawn from letters written home by Maryborough district men on the front line. Some names also appear on the Cenotaph.

In a letter to his brother Charles, Lieutenant Chapman described the landing. “To me was given the extreme honour of being actually the first man to put foot ashore on this peninsula,’’ he wrote.

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Location Map

Use the below map to navigate the Military Trail and locate your destinations of interest.

Some of the photographs used in the military trail, and on this website, were sourced from the Maryborough Wide Bay & Burnett Historical Society. The society is in the former School of Arts building in Kent Street, Maryborough. The Society manages an enormous collection of historical resources for Maryborough and the Fraser Coast.