The Maryborough Natives Rugby League Football Club were premiers in 1924.
The Maryborough Natives Rugby League Football Club were premiers in 1924. Contributed

Local league legend to give lunchtime history talk

LOCAL rugby league legend Ted Weber will host the next Local Lunchtime History Talk at the Maryborough Library next month.

The talk, People and Events that Shaped Local Rugby League over a Century, will be held on Tuesday, February 11, at the library from noon.

Deputy Mayor George Seymour said Ted was the ideal person to give the talk as he had a great knowledge and enthusiasm for rugby league and had made a significant contribution to the game during a number of decades.

"Ted has been involved at all levels of rugby league, from local senior and junior teams, Wide Bay representative sides, on a state and national level and as a director of the former South Queensland Crushers Rugby League Club," he said.

"He has also received an Order of Australia Medal, OAM, for his service to rugby league."

Ted recently published a comprehensive history book, Hard Yards - Rugby League Recollections, Maryborough 1910-2010.

"Rugby league has played a big part in the history of Maryborough as a major regional city," Cr Seymour said.

The book is available to buy for $35 from the Maryborough District Family History Society. 

"Learning about the history of the sport, the clubs and the colourful personalities is a great way to gain a new insight into local history," he said.

The local history talks are held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Maryborough Library and admission is free.

Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning the Maryborough Library on 4190 5788.