41 Duke Street

41 Duke Street (map)


Federation / Domestic Carpenter Gable

No. 41 (previously was no. 105) Duke Street is a single-storey house constructed in timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a gabled corrugated iron roof. It is an unusual Federation Bungalow style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with an offset entry door flanked by a window. The window has been modified. The facade features a full-width bull-nosed roof verandah supported on turned 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.


1911 ITALIAN CUTLETS: “Have ready some breadcrumbs, the grated rind of a lemon, dessertspoonful chopped onion, a little chopped parsley, salt and pepper, 1 beaten egg. Take the remains of some cold mutton, cut into thin slices, dip them in the beaten egg, then cover with the mixture of breadcrumbs, onions, parsley, and lemon, pepper, and salt; fry for a few minutes in boiling fat till brown.’’— Mrs. Davis, c/o 105 Duke-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1925 The Friends of the late Mrs Ruby Bydder, dearly beloved wife of Charles A. Bydder of John street, North Fremantle, and loving daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Simpson, and fond sister of Jean, Mamie, Barbara, Margaret, Sadie and John, are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, the Baptist portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to leave the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. Charles Page, 105 Duke-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1942 Georgina Johnston, younger daughter of the late Mr and Mrs G. Johnson of East Fremantle, married Jack Edward Bradley (RAAP), at St Luke' Church, Mosmans. (reference)

1946 Death - Bernard Johnson (17), deck hand, of Duke-street, East Fremantle drowned in Fremantle harbour. He was on board the launch Henley, which was travelling abeast of the barge Swan, when the vessels were off F Shed, Victoria Quay, and about 150 yards from the wharf, he was seen to try to step from the launch to the barge. He fell into the water and, despite prompt action by Joseph Hill, of 84 Queen Victoria-street, Fremantle, who dived into the water in an attempt to rescue him, he sank and did not reappear. Dragging was carried out throughout the day by Constables Badcock, Beresford and Gannaway. (reference)


1913 - 1914: Smith, Harry

1915: Hopkins, George

1916 - 1917: Howe, Alexander

1918 - 1919: Gordon, Mrs Mary

1920 - 1925: Gordon, William B.

1926: Vacant

1927: Suckling, William E.

1928: Smith, George E.

1929 - 1932: Longson, Thomas

1933 - 1934: Screen, William

1934 - 1949: Johnson, George

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