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Building Ships at Walkers Limited

Building Ships at Walkers Limited
Wharf StreetMaryborough, QLD 4650

Walkers Limited engineering works, founded in Maryborough in 1867 to manufacture heavy castings for sugar milling and railway locomotives and rolling stock, began building ships a decade later in 1877.

The company went on to launch 36 ships into the Mary River for the Royal Australian Navy, including the corvette HMAS Maryborough in 1940. A minesweeper and the city’s namesake, the Maryborough was the first naval vessel built in Queensland during World War II. Walkers, now owned by Evans Deakin and Company, … was inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame in 2017, acknowledged as one of Queensland’s greatest companies spanning 150 years of engineering manufacturing.