158 Canning Highway

158 Canning Highway (map)

Architecture

This property is currently listed as a Category B; on both the Municipal Inventory and the Heritage List under Local Planning Scheme No. 3.

HISTORY

158 Canning Highway was the home of Horace Hill Parker, the first Town Clerk of East Fremantle. Parker lived at this address until his death in 1944. Thereafter, his daughter Dorothea Laura Hill Parker lived at this residence. She was the first West Australian-born woman to practice as a doctor in WA.

RESIDENTS

1911 - 1927: Parker, Horace (JP, Town Clerk)

1928 - 1941: Parker, Dorothea (medical practitioner) & Parker, Horace.

1941 - 1949: Parker, Dorothea (medical practitioner) & husband Harold Camm.

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