Shire of Katanning

Place Number



39 Adam St Katanning

Location Details

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1925

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 25 Jun 1997 Category 5

Statement of Significance

Delrama is a good example of a middle-class residence and of a dentist residence. Its distinct style contributes to the built fabric of Katanning. It is socially significant because of its association with Mr and Mrs Hedges Dale who contributed greatly to the development of the community of Katanning and its many facilities.

Physical Description

Asymmetrical Inter-war bungalow in brick construction with roughcast rendered balustrades between brick piers. It has French doors leading into a full width front verandah. The verandah is carried on this square posts and has a gable over the entry. The roof is replacement colourbond. An addition to the left hand side is primitive. A new garden fence surrounds a simply lawned garden with a collection of canary island palms, petunia beds and roses. The carport, fence and side extension are intrusive. In 1996 the owners of the property undertook significant restoration work and a timber was added in October 2000.


Delrama was built as a residence for the local dentist, Mr Stanley Hedges Dale, who practised in Katanning from 1921 to 1957. It was built around the time he married Muriel Beeck, daughter of the well-known sheep-breeder H O Beeck in 1925. As well as being the district dentist, Stanley Dale was also a member of the Katanning Roads Board, formed the Swimming Pool Committee (and so was instrumental in the construction of the pool), he was the first secretary of the Hospital Comforts Association and was the Chairman of Directors of the Katanning Flour Mill (as well as the largest shareholder).




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
National Trust Assessment Form
Dale MH; "Stanley Hedges Dale", in Anderson R (ed); "Katanning: A Century of Stories". pp. 383-386 Katanning Shire Council, 1989

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use HEALTH Other
Present Use HEALTH Other

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities
PEOPLE Famous & infamous people

Creation Date

27 May 1997

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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