This late nineteenth century timber and tin cottage was constructed circa 1888 for Thomas Madsen, a labourer and van proprieter. It is a fine example of a worker’s cottage built during Albion’s emergence as a prosperous suburban centre. Madsen sold the cottage in 1897 to James Brier who named it ‘Herberton Cottage’. It is one of the few nineteenth century colonial workers residences that survive in Albion.
a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history
as a late nineteenth century worker’s cottage built at a time when Albion was emerging as a prosperous suburban centre.
b) It demonstrates rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of the City's or local area's cultural heritage
as one of the few surviving nineteenth century colonial workers’ cottages in Albion.
d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places
as a substantially intact example of an 1880s timber and tin worker’s cottage.
NOTE: The purpose of this report is
to provide a general reference source of information
about the main historical and descriptive features that
contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage
place. It is based on available evidence and may be
re-assessed if further information becomes available.
It is NOT an official report and does not in any way
replace the official Heritage Register entry, which
can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner
should undertake a thorough conservation study of the
heritage place before any action is taken which may
affect its significance as a heritage listed place.
For further information please phone Council on 3403