Maryborough mural poject

Mural a tribute to M'boro nurses who died battling plague

A MURAL dedicated to the memory of two nurses killed by the pneumonic plague is being created in Maryborough.

The mural will be fifth created as part of the Maryborough Mural Project, with Craig Winter from ArtxDesign tasked with bringing the artwork to life.

The mural will be painted on the front wall of the Kent St Medical Centre.

The artwork will portray the story of nurses Cecilia Bauer and Rose Wiles who died after they volunteered to nurse children who had fallen ill with pneumonic plague in Maryborough in 1905.

Craig, who is also a chef, racing driver and businessman, has been a professional artist since 1984.

Paul Anderson from the Kent St Medical Centre said it was exciting to have a talented Fraser Coast artist painting the historically significant mural.

The medical centre is paying the artist commission, with donation from the community to fund supplies

"Our contribution to the trail will play an important role in revitalizing Maryborough's CBD," Dr Anderson said.


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