On display are items and documents relating to Maryborough's early public general and maternity hospitals dating from the 1850's.  Old surgical instruments and hospital equipment, early photographs, original plans for the current hospital dating back to 1887.

The museum is the place to visit if you want to learn accurate details of Australia's first and only recorded outbreak of Pneumonic Plague or the Black Plague, which occurred in Maryborough in 1905. 

The outbreak killed eight people including two nurses, Cecilia Bauer and Rose Adelaide Wiles, who, although they knew that if they nursed the sick they would surely be infected, began the work of caring for the dying.

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