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Herberton Cottage


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.

Place details
At 17 Lever Street , ALBION, 4010
Categories: Accommodation - Cottage
Accommodation - House
Event(s): Constructed circa 1888
Period(s): Boom (1880-1892)
Style(s): Victorian - Vernacular
Fabric component(s): Walls - Timber
Roof - Corrugated iron
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Herberton Cottage

(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)

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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 8888.

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