The Crest

The Story Behind This Mural

In London, the seal of Maryborough’s Official Crest, was fixed on the third day of June 1985, and the grant of the Armorial Bearing by the college of Arms was given in December 1985.  Little did those in London and Australia know that 39 years later, a mural replicating the Crest would adorn a wall facing our Town Hall Green. This mural shows that faith, strength and courage are aspirations and achievements all in our city hold dear.   Maryborough City Council formally accepted the city’s first coat-of-arms on 3 June 1985. The original is housed upstairs in the Maryborough Town Hall.   The crest was granted following representations by Council’s Jock Anderson, Mayor and Noel Eric Gorrie, Town Clerk and our City Administrator so it is important historically for the city.

Mural Location

About the Artist

The Artist, Shanay Scarlet,  works as an art teacher at Aldridge High School.  She also has a home studio where she creates her art and runs art classes.  She is experienced in mixed medias such as pencil, watercolour and acrylic and in painting in a range of sizes from A4 to large scale murals.  Shanay was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and has a Bachelor Degree and Graduate Diploma of Teaching, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.  


Contributors to this Mural

The Maryborough Mural Project relies entirely on the generosity of volunteers and sponsors from our local community.  The artist’s commission was generously sponsored by Fraser Coast Regional Councillor Paul Truscott.  The Committee would like to thank our volunteers Mrs Tracey Christoffel, Mr Mal Finlayson, Ms Tracey Gray, Mrs Dawn Vanderwolf, Mr Trevor Dyer, Mr Neville Christoffel, Mr Robert Waye, Ms Katrina Dollin and Ms Christine Darvell for their time and expertise in coordinating this mural.  The Committee also thanks the following businesses for their kind and generous sponsorship of this mural.