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Bishop's House

The Bishop's House is a former Roman-Catholic monastery built in 1930 for the Augustinian Fathers who administered the Vicariate Apostolic of Cooktown, and St Monica's Parish in Cairns. The building is an excellent example of a monastery building designed for a tropical climate. It illustrates the tradition of building in re-inforced concrete, favoured in cyclone-prone Cairns since the early 1900s.

What's Open: The Bishop's House

Where: 185 Abbott Street, Cairns 4870

Tour Type:  The guided tour leaves at 1pm from the front entry. 

Building Type: Ecclesiastical

Year Built: 1930

Heritage Listed: Yes

Earlier Event: October 15
Holloway's Beach Residence
Later Event: October 15
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