Comet Masonic Lodge, Barcaldine

Michael Keniger, 1947-. Comet Masonic Lodge, Barcaldine.

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Title Comet Masonic Lodge, Barcaldine
Alternative Title Masonic Temple, Barcaldine
Abstract/Summary The Masonic Temple is a remarkable demonstration of adapting a classical vocabulary to a vernacular style and available materials and the painted mock stonework on the front is a very rare technique in Queensland.
Date photo taken 1980
Date scanned 2006-08-1
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Architect Unknown
Photographer Michael Keniger, 1947-
Location Beech Street, Barcaldine, Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Category Sports and recreations establishments
Subcategory Masonic halls
Condition Deteriorated
Conservation work was undertaken on the building in the early 1980s, when the painted 'masonry' effect on the facade was reinstated.
Structural Systems & Elements Timber construction
Building Materials Timber
Corrugated iron
Architectural Features Two-storey
Gambrel roofs
Sash windows
Arched windows
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger
Additional Notes Barcaldine is situated on the Central Western Railway line approximately 518 km west of Rockhampton.Barcaldine is well known in Australian history as the place of the 1891 shearers' strike and the foundation of the Australian Labor Party under the Tree of Knowledge. It is also home to the Australian Workers Heritage Centre and the old world Radio Theatre, complete with its canvas seats and the working windmill that pumps water into the sculpture designed and erected by the Youth of Barcaldine, which stands outside the information centre.

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Created: Wed, 06 Dec 2006, 10:20:40 EST by Cathy Bauer