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Item details

Name of item: Itala
Other name/s: Itala
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1 Queen Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Queen StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address
Victoria StGraftonClarence Valley  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

While modified this substantial Federation residence its historically significant showing continuing development c 1905 along the riverbank. It is associated with the local architect Schaeffer and contributes to the historic fabric of the Grafton Urban Conservation area.
Date significance updated: 28 Jun 08
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Designer/Maker: Attributed to Schaeffer
Physical description: Located in a prime position on the riverbank this is a large Federation weatherboard residence with wide bull-nosed verandah. The bull-nosed verandah overlooks the river. A projecting bay window, hipped iron roof with gablet ventilation. Chimney, with pots, intact. Some original internal features such as fireplaces. Set within gardens extending to the river.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:09 Oct 06
Modifications and dates: Various modifications
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Historical research is warrented on this property which is likely to be associated with a prominent businessman or professional. In 1985 it was owned by J & C. Nelson.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This residence its historically signifcant showing continuing development c 1905 along the riverbank.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
While partially obscured from view by garden plantings this dwelling contributes to the residential scale of Queen street and the adjacent Kemp Street.
SHR Criteria g)
It is a good representative example of its type.
Integrity/Intactness: Modified but external elements reflect its Federation age.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Recommended management:

Conserve exterior as part of the Grafton Urban Conservation area.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Within a conservation area on an LEP  15 Jan 88   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Grafton Community Heritage Study2004 J. Gardiner  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenGrafton City Council1985Grafton Heritage Study - Item 3.13

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640085

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