This month marks a century since the Urangan Pier was opened to export sugar, coal and timber from the Wide Bay Hinterland.
It stood 1124 metres long, had two sheds on the head and could hold up to 2,000 tonne of cargo.
“ The Pier created created much excitement within the local community and continues to be widely used today”, Deputy Mayor George Seymour said.
“ What better way to mark such an occasion than with three big days of centenary celebrations”.
The celebrations will start on Friday, March 3, with the launch of the official Urangan Pier 100 Years book at the Sporties Club in Urangan from 7.30pm.
On Saturday March 4, the day-long celebrations including a street parade, markets, live music the official ceremony attended by the Queensland Governor and an historic re-enactment of a Railway Picnic, a treasure hunt, kite flying, and sand garden competitions all in the vicinity of Pier Park.
The celebrations start 8.25am. And on day three Sunday March 5, there will be two history ‘Talk and Walk’ at 9am and 11.30am.
“Anyone interested in the talk and walk can meet at the shade shelter in Pier Park where historian John Anderson and I will outline the history of the pier”. He said.
People will be welcome to share their memories, view the displays and memorabilia and if they want, walk along the pier.