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Item details

Name of item: Galada
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 26 Milson Road, Cremorne, NSW 2090
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
26 Milson RoadCremorneNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A typical and substantial Arts and Crafts style residence, designed by a prominent lower North Shore architect. It exemplifies the quality of the Federation houses that characterise Cremorne Point and rates as one of the fine houses of the area. It affords a fine frontage in views from the Harbour and it's adjacent harbourside reserve.

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Designer/Maker: Edwin Orchard
Builder/Maker: James Verrills
Physical description: A picturesque three-level structure of roughcast clad brickwork on a rusticated sandstone base, designed in the Arts and Crafts style which reached a high development in this area with the work of B. J. Waterhouse. Shingles are used as a decorative accent to the projecting bays and gables. Framing and joinery is of timber.The grounds feature original sandstone retaining walls.This building is designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Modifications and dates: The roof is of green concrete tiles and is not original.


Historical notes: No. 26 was originally Lot 27 and was purchased by Elsie Gale in October 1915 who then commissioned Edwin Orchard to design a house for her and her new husband. Orchard was a distinguished architect whose work was notable in northern Harbour suburbs, especially Clifton Gardens. The builder was James Verrills of Reid Street, Neutral Bay, and the cost was estimated at 1100 pounds.

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 g)
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative regionally.
Integrity/Intactness: _
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931165Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB September 1992 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181165

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