This section is intended to provide a historical overview of the history of Cominos House, its occupants, relocation and restoration. A small display of artifacts, memorabilia, text and photographs, related to this period of development, has been incorporated in the upstairs entrance hall of the building.

The project has been guided by the Friends of Cominos House Museum Steering Committee consisting of:

Lone White, Sonja Goodwin, Geoff Morton & Les Sim, with the able assistance of Maria Friend Museums Development Officer for Cairns City Council

As with projects such as this there are a large number of people who have contributed both time and expertise to successfully complete the venture. The Management Committee wishes to express sincere thanks to all the people who have contributed and especially:

Peter Cominos and the Cominos Family

Members of the Cairns Historical Society, Les Sim, Daryl Thomas, Rosalie Shephard and others

David Warmington of the Flecker Botanical Gardens

Geoff Morton -Architect

Stan Gentle ,Cominos House Caretaker

Joyce Dollivan, general member of Friends of Cominos House Inc.



The Story of Cominos House

A Queenslander

Builder and occupants

Cominos Family

Cominos Café

Removal and relocation

The Garden