|List||Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)|
|Legal Status||Registered (01/11/1983)|
|Place File No||1/13/026/0007|
|Statement of Significance|
Several of the sandstone pillars taken from the demolished Sydney Post Office were placed in positions in Sydney (Newcastle?) where they could serve new but useful purposes.
The one off Bradley's Head, in conjunction with the tower off Fort Denison, was used for speed trials of vessels in Sydney Harbour.
Owing to an increased congestion on the Harbour, it is no longer used by the Maritime Services Board for this purpose, but it is an interesting relic of our nautical past.
(The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)
|Official Values Not Available|
|The sandstone pillar, which is a Doric column, was originally one of six which supported the portico of the old Post Office in George Street. That building was demolished after the construction of the present General Post Office (GPO) and one pillar was placed on Bradley's Head in the 1870s or 1880s. It marks one nautical mile from the Fort Denison Tower.|
|History Not Available|
|Condition and Integrity|
|The pillar is in good condiition considering its exposed position. It stands at the southern point of Bradley's Head, at the low tide mark. The rising tides cover its base which is encrusted with shells for about 2ft. There is no inscription.|
|Located at the tip of Bradleys Head, Ashton Park, Bradleys Head Road, Mosman.|
|Bibliography Not Available|
Report Produced Sat Dec 14 07:19:42 2013