We need your help!
Your Queensland Chapter Heritage Committee has nominated the (former) Uniting Church Mareeba for heritage listing.
The Uniting (formerly Methodist) Church is located on the corner of Walsh and Rankin Streets, Mareeba on the Atherton Tableland. It was designed by the innovative Cairns architect, Edwin Henry (Eddie) Oribin, one of a series of significant buildings he designed in the late 1950s. The brick and timber church was built by Cairns builder Les Tinsley and completed in 1960.
Citing the significance of this small jewel of a building, Don Watson and Laurie Jones state:
The formal invention, craftsmanship and attention to detail evident in the church’s design are characteristic of the work of Eddie Oribin, whose buildings are remarkable for their unity, complex geometries, unconventional use of a traditional structural form, innovative use of materials, manipulation of natural light and ventilation and custom designed and hand crafted furniture.
An essential part of the nomination process is public consultation. Any person or entity may write a submission about this application. Submissions must be made on the basis that this place either does or does not satisfy the cultural heritage criteria.