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Cardwell Post Office (former), 53 Victoria St, Cardwell, QLD, Australia

Photographs None
List Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)
Class Historic
Legal Status Registered (25/08/1981)
Place ID 9025
Place File No 4/06/252/0006
Statement of Significance
The Cardwell Post Office was built during the early years of one of the oldest European settlements in North Queensland and is a remarkably rare survivor of that period. It is of great value in demonstrating the building techniques adopted during early settlement of the region and the methods subsequently adopted to cope with the demands of a tropical climate.

(The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)
Official Values Not Available
Single story timber framed four room building, elevated on timber stumps, with iron roof. Detached kitchen at rear, verandahs enclosed.
History Not Available
Condition and Integrity
In very sound condition, modifications to foundations and roof at an early date, more recently to verandahs and some internal openings. Original fabric substantially intact.
53 Victoria St, corner of Victoria Street and Balliol Street, Cardwell.
Bibliography Not Available

Report Produced  Tue Sep 23 21:41:50 2014