47 Duke Street

47 Duke Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Georgian Domestic Carpenter

No. 47 (previously was no. 115) Duke Street is a single-storey cottage of timber framed and jarrah weatherboard construction. The place has a hipped ‘M’ format corrugated iron roof. It is a simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style.

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.

HISTORY

1924 Car registration, no. 5089 - Ford car, Pocock Saxon , 115 Duke-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1924 Motorcycle registration - no. 2077, Douglas motorcycle, A. Saxon, 115 Duke-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1930 Car registration: no 13765: Leslie J. P. Dillon to Arthur Saxon, 115 Duke-street, East Fremantle-Chevrolet. (reference)

1933 The engagement is announced between Elizabeth Gladys Rose, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Herbert, of 115 Duke-street, East Fremantle, to James William, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hammond, of Brixton-street, Cottesloe. (reference)

1937 Motorbike registration - no. 11166, L. C. Herbert, 115 Duke-street, East Fremantle, Ariel. (reference)

1937 Birth - On September 19, at Hillcrest (private ward), to Mr. and Mr. Les. Herbert, of 115 Duke street, East Fremantle—a son (Edward Ronald). Both well. (reference)

1941 Death - On October 23, at Perth, Elizabeth, dearly beloved wife of John Thomas Bawden, of 35 Canning-highway, Victoria Park, loving mother of Elizabeth May (Mrs. Les Herbert, 47 Duke-street, East Fremantle), fond mother-in-law of Les, loving grandma of Rose (Mrs. Hammond, Palmyra), Claude (Wembley), Clarrie (R.A.A.F., abroad), Dulcie, Laurie and Teddy; great-grandmother of Leslie, Edwin and Neil; aged 75 years 4 months. (reference)

1943 Warrant Officer Henry Clarence Herbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Herbert, 47 Duke Street, East Fremantle, who has been awarded the D.F.C., is a Mosquito bomber pilot, and served in Malta during the blitz months. (reference)

1943 MOSQUITO PILOT Twenty-five-year-old W/O Henry Clarence Herbert, second son of Mr and Mrs A. L. Herbert of 47 Duke Street, East Fremantle, is a Mosquito bomber pilot operating from England. Before joining the R.A.A.F. in May 1940 he was a clerk in the employ of the Agricultural Department, Perth, and a prominent cyclist. A member of Fremantle Cycling Club, he specialised in motor paced events and holds an important State record. He covered a measured mile behind a motor cycle from a flying start to record a State record rate of 76 m.p.h. He has served in Malta and since returning to England has been allocated to Mosquito bombers. His sister said today that a telegram announcing the immediate award of the D.F.C. was received last Thursday. An elder brother Claude is training as an observer in the R.A.A.F. Herbert's father is an employee of the Water Supply Department, Fremantle. (reference)

1949 Death - Norman Kestel: On January 15, at Royal Perth Hospital, result of accident, Norman, beloved nephew of Mrs. L. Grey (47 Duke-street, East Fremantle). (reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1932: Saxon P

1933 - 1949: Herbet, Mrs

1949: Mrs L Grey

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