57 Fortescue Street

57 Fortescue Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Interwar, Bungalow w Arts & Crafts Influences

No 57 Fortescue Street is a single storey house constructed in brick and rendered brick with a hipped and gable tiled roof. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a thrust gable bay and a part width skillion roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on timber posts. There is a central door flanked by casement windows.The thrust bay features casement windows under a sunhood.

HISTORY

Dec 1930 Pioneer Augustus Tester (30), who was arrested in connection with the Wembley shooting affray, appeared again on a charge of breaking and entering in the Perth Police Court today. Sergeant Lynes applied for a further remand until January3, which was granted...Tester was granted bail on one surety of £75, and a further surety of £75. (reference)

Jan 1934 Wembley Shooting -Startling disclosures concerning the Wembley shooting affray on December 16 were made in the Perth Police Court yesterday when Pioneer Augustus Tester (30), was charged with breaking and entering and stealing. It was stated in evidence that Oswald Maurice Wearne whose shop was entered and who accompanied the police in to the lane at the rear of the premises to intercept the burglars was wounded by shots fired by a constable in the lane. Accused reserved his defence and was committed for trial, bail being allowed. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1930 - 1939: Simpson, Norman

1940 - 1944: Tester, Pioneer A.

1945 - 1946: Simpson, Mrs.

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