Photos: Happy 135th birthday Maryborough State High School

STAFF members and students of Maryborough State High have been treated to a picnic for the school's historic 135th birthday celebration.

On Monday, a morning tea was held on the school's green, where thousands of former students had stood before throughout the school's long history, including First World War soldier Duncan Chapman, cricketer Geoff Dymock and Rhodes Scholar Robert Edwin White.

The school community took a moment to enjoy some cheese, crackers and non-alcoholic cider while celebrating the impressive milestone.

Opening as Maryborough Boys Grammar School in 1881, with the girls' school starting two years later, the establishment has taught young men and women on the Fraser Coast through world wars, floods and droughts.

To showcase iconic moments from its history, the school has set up its own museum on campus, which includes photographs, medals and uniforms.