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Residence 'Barne'


This large, fine Federation era residence was constructed in 1902 for John Cockburn, a prominent Brisbane building contractor. The property was later owned by Brisbane Police Magistrate Colonel Richard Moore who resided at the property from 1907 to 1945. The house was constructed at a time when Highgate Hill was well established as a preferred place of residence for the wealthier members of Brisbane society. The House is notable for its considerable size and fine detailing.


  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as it is a large, fine Federation styled house that was constructed to take advantage of Highgate Hill's popularity as a locale with Brisbane's wealthier residents.

  • d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places

    as it is a large, fine example of a Queensland Federation era house with ornate and intact detailing.

Place details
At 1 & 3 Marly Street , HIGHGATE HILL, 4101
Categories: Accommodation - House
Event(s): Constructed in 1902
Period(s): Federation (1893-1914)
Style(s): Federation - Vernacular
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry - Face brick
Roof - Corrugated iron
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Residence 'Barne'

(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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