Western end, railway station, Kuranda

Keniger, Michael, 1947-. Western end, railway station, Kuranda.

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Title Western end, railway station, Kuranda
Abstract/Summary The station consists of a number of detached buildings built on a raised platform between two sets of tracks. The largest is the passenger station building which contains a row of adjoining rooms including a booking lobby at the western end. Extensive gardens have been established around the buildings and along the platform. It is one of the earliest stations to be built in Australia using standard concrete units and is the oldest remaining example of its type in Queensland. Information taken from: Environmental Protection Agency, 2006, retrieved 24 August 2008, from www.epa.qld.gov.au
Date of construction 1913
Date photo taken 1978
Date scanned 2006-06-30
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Architect Vincent Price
Queensland Railway Architect's Section
Photographer Keniger, Michael, 1947-
Location Kuranda, Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Category Transportation
Subcategory Railway buildings
Railway stations
Period Federation (1890-1915)
Condition Renovated
Structural Systems & Elements Cantilever construction
Concrete construction
Metal construction
Pre-fabricated buildings
Timber construction
Building Materials Concrete
Architectural Features Single-storey
Curved roofs
Hipped gabled roofs
Roof ventilators
Decorative projecting gables
Timber battens
Concrete walls
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger.
Additional Notes Kuranda is 25km northwest of Cairns in Far North Queensland and is surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Kuranda was surveyed in 1888 in anticipation of development which would accompany the arrival of the railway. The building of this railway line and the road from Cairns paved the way for trade and the movement of people over the mountains. The Cairns-Kuranda Railway was constructed between 1882 and 1891 and even today is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude.

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