34 King Street

34 King Street (map)


Late Victorian / Federation
Domestic Carpenter w Georgian Influences

No. 34 (previously was no. 74) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a 'M' format corrugated iron roof. It is a simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a central door and hopper light flanked by sidelights and single pane double hung sash windows. The façade features a full width bullnosed verandah supported on timber posts.

The place is consistent with the pattern of development in Plympton and plays an important role in the pattern of development of a working class suburb.


1907 The friends of Mr. J. H. Curran (caretaker, Messrs. Boan Bros., Perth) are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late beloved son, Raymond, to the Anglican portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to-leave 74 King-street, East Fremantle.(reference)

1908 - 1911 The Joys lived at 74 then moved next door to 76 King St.

1914 Death: at his late residence, No. 74 King-street, East Fremantle, Lance Corporal Thomas Samuel Joy, beloved husband of Mary Ann Joy, and father of Mrs. Joseph Prindiville and Mrs. George Howard; a Crimean and Indian Mutiny veteran; aged 79 years.(reference)


1908 - 1911: Joy Thomas Samuel, Mary Ann

1912: Green, Edward

1913 - 1914: Murrie, William

1915: Dale, William H

1916 - 1918: Wauhop, W M

1919: Farrar, Frederick

1920 - 1921: Blakey, George

1922  - 1949: Owen, Griffiths Jonathon

1925: Robert H. Mathews and Lily Mathews