71 Duke Street

71 Duke Street (map)


Domestic Carpenter with Queen Anne Influences

No. 71 (previously was no. 159) Duke Street is a single-storey cottage constructed in timber framing and fibrous cement cladding with a hipped and gabled decramastic roof. It is a simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a thrust gable bay and a part-width skillion roofed verandah.

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 Auctions - September 21. At 159 Duke-Street, East Fremantle. HARRY WILSON and CO. have been favoured with instructions from Mr. W. Coulthard, to SELL, as above— HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, including lounge, chairs, curtains, occ. tables, pictures, Singer D.H. SEWING MACHINE, stretchers, double bed, CHESTS of DRAWERS, child's cot, washstands, office table, ICE-CHEST, chairs, meat safe, linoleums, dressers, crockery, kit. utensils, etc. An ARGYLL 10-12 H.P. TWIN CYLINDER CAR. (reference)

1913 Nestle's Chocolate Wrapper Competition. Watches have been Awarded to...Miss Marie James, and Miss Vera James, 159 Duke-st., East Fremantle. (reference)

1914 159 Duke-street, East Fremantle- Dear Auntie Nell.It is a long time since I wrote to you last. We have shifted from Fremantle to East, and it is much nicer in East Fremantle than in Fremantle. There are some workers' homes going up not very far from our place. We are having our exam soon, and I hope to get a pass into a higher standard. I am in the third now, and if I pass I will be in the fourth.—In conclusion, I remain your loving nephew. KEVIN SMITH. (reference)

AIF 1917, SWINTON Alexander (Regimental number 4390) Occupation Plumber, 71 Duke Street, Married, Age at embarkation 30. Next of kin Mrs J Swinton

1926 Cycle registration no 1747: Noel G. Lawrence, 159 Duke-street, East Fremantle, Dot and sidecar. (reference)

1941 The Friends of Mr. Henry Charles Pithouse, of 26 Duke-street, East Fremantle, and Ships' Watchman, Coastal Docks, Rivers and Harbour Works' Union, are respectfully informed that the remains of his late dearly beloved wife, Florence Susan, will be interred in the Congregational portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. The Funeral will leave the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. G. Lawrence, 71 Duke- street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1941 The Friends of the late Mrs. Edith Elizabeth Lawrence, widow of the late Joseph Henry Lawrence, are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred in the Church of England portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. The Funeral will leave the residence of her son, Mr. Noel G. Lawrence, 71 Duke-street, East Fremantle. (reference)


1909: Brady, John

1911 - 1912: Coulthard, Walter R.

1913: Arnold, Jonathon R.

1914: James, Charles T.

1915: Smith, Michael H.

1916 - 1920: Lockhart, Jonathon

1921 - 1941: Lawrence, Mrs Edith E.

1942 - 1949: Lawrence, Noel G.