The Drapery Men

The Drapery Men

Artists: Mela Cooke and April Spadina

From the 1870s, Maryborough was stylishly outfitted by the many drapers, mercers and haberdashers who plied their elegant wares from their respective emporiums. Personal attention, the latest merchandise from European markets, and elegant displays of beautiful fabrics defined Maryborough as a fashionable honey-pot.