34 Hubble Street

34 Hubble Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Cottage w Georgian Influences

No 34 (previously known as No 64) Hubble Street is a single story cottage constructed in limestone and rendered brick with a hipped corrugated iron roof. It is a fine and simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style. It is symmetrically planned with a central door and hopper light flanked by sidelights and double hung sash windows. The facade features a full width skillion roofed verandah supported by timber posts over a timber floor. All reveals have rendered brick architraves.

HISTORY

1930 ACCIDENT. VOLUNTEER CADET SHOT. Rifle shooting practice at the Swanbourne Rifle Range had a dramatic sequel at Fremantle yesterday afternoon, when a member of the cadet volunteer forces, Thomas Robinson (16), of Glyde-street, East Fremantle. was accidentally shot in the side by a companion. The victim was hurriedly removed to the Fremantle Hospital by the St. John ambulance. It was found that the bullet had passed through his body. It was reported to the Fremantle police that Robinson was returning home from Swanbourne in company with Leonard James Nicholl (16), of, Hubble-street, East Fremantle, and Gordon McAlphine (17), of Wood-street, East Fremantle. The boys were carrying .303 military rifles, which they had used during the day at the range. While walking along Point street, Robinson found a £1 note, and as he picked it up, Nicholl took his gun from his shoulder and playfully pointed it at Robinson, demanding that he give him the money. The gun then exploded, and Robinson dropped to the ground, the bullet having entered his right side.. (reference)

1933 -DEATH On September 12  at Fremantle Hospital, Henry Glasson, of 64 Hubble-street. East Fremantle, dearly beloved friend of Wilhelmina Law; aged 50 years. (reference)

1944 - DEATH- On September 5, suddenly, at his residence, 34 Hubble-street. East Fremantle, Percival Leonard (Jack), friend of Mr and Mrs Hammond. Peacefully sleeping. (reference)

1944 - FUNERAL The Friends of the late Mr Percival Leonard Nicholls, of 34 Hubble-street, East Fremantle, and formerly of the 48th Battalion, 1st AIF, are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Church of England portion of the Fremantle Cemetery...(reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1916: Law, George T.

1917 - 1919: Law, Mrs H.

1920 - 1939: Law, Mrs Wilhelmina

1939 - 1943: Nicholls, P. W.

1944 - 1949: Nicholls, Mrs Frances

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