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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the Maclean Court House.

Completed in 1893, this is one of the last Court Houses designed by the colonial architect James Barnett. The Court House is situated on the same site as the previous building, which was demolished in 1890. Work on the new court house commenced in 1891. The contract was awarded to Mr C.B. Smith and the total cost of construction was £2,581. Interestingly, no opening ceremony was ever performed. The first session was held on March 1st, 1892 in spite of the fact that the new furniture had not yet arrived! This building is a magnificent example of Victorian architecture, boasting a lavish use of cedar wood, vaulted ceiling and teak flooring.


Address:Macnaughton Place, Maclean, 2463
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.458204
Long: 153.196025
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1892
Approx. Event End Date:1992


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 5th June, 1992
Front Inscription

             1892 - 1992
The Honourable Terry Griffiths, M.P. 
  Minister For Justice
Unveiled This Plaque On 5th June 1992
To Commemorate The Centenary Of
      Maclean Court House
Designed in the office of J. Barnett, Colonial Architect

The Honourable I H Causley, M.P.
Minister for Natural Resource,
Member for Clarence
G Byron
Director General
Department of Courts Administration

Left Side Inscription


Source: MA
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