The Eddie Koiki Mabo Library building has been added to the local historic buildings list by Townsville City Council. According to the Townsville Bulletin reporter Emma Chadwick (October 30, 2014) the building has been added along with 27 other buildings including Townsville Magistrates Court on Walker St, Townsville City Council’s city administration building, Railway Estate State Primary School, and the Metropole Hotel on Palmer St.
You can read more of the online article and the surprise of some owners at the Townsville Bulletin website.
The Library Special Collections holds some items in our Library archival holdings related to the architect James Birrell. Special collections is open to all, so don't be afraid to come in for a visit.