32 King Street

32 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation
Domestic Carpenter Villa w Queen Anne Influences

No. 32 (previously was no. 70) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a hipped and gabled corrugated iron roof. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a thrust gable bay and part width skillion 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.

HISTORY

1929 New car registrations 25818: G. Owen, 70 King-street, East Fremantle, Ford. (reference)

1933 The engagement is announced of Claire, second youngest daughter of the late Mrs. Lucy Martin and Mr. James Martin, of 70 King-street, East Fremantle (formerly of York), to William David Whittingham, of 23 Palmerston-street, Perth (reference)

1938 Testimonial for AMIR H. SHAH, The Healer, Indian Specialist In Herbs: Dear Sir, It gives me great pleasure to let you know that since taking your treatment I have been completely cured of a terrible cough and susceptibility to colds. I suffered every winter for about 16 years and went to country doctors, public hospitals, specialists in the Terrace, and last winter went under X-Ray, but the doctors failed to alleviate the cough in any way. I was given the "usual dope" and was a great patron of the "chemist", but I must say your treatment was entirely different. On the way back to see you I was asked twice whether or not I had consumption, and after visiting you I coughed all the way back, until I was almost exhausted. I took a dose of your medicine and can truthfully say I have never coughed since that night nor have I had any sign of a cold. Thanking you again for your wonderful treatment. I am, yours fraternally, B. Bell. 70 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1945 Death - On February 15, at Beaconsfield, Hannah Bella Lamont, of 32 King-street, East Fremantle, widow of the late Adam Lamont, and loving sister of Ada (Mrs Fathers, Geraldton) and Laura (Mrs Marie, Melbourne); aged 84 years. Peacefully sleeping. (reference)

1947 Birth - On May 16, at St. Helen's Hospital, East Fremantle, to Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Taylor, of 32 King-street, East Fremantle—a son (Donald). (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912 - 1940: Lamont, Adam

1941 - 1944: Lamont, Mrs Annabella

1945: Lamont

1947: Taylor, Geoff

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33 King Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Late Victorian / Federation
Domestic Carpenter w Georgian / Regency Influences

No. 33 (previously was no. 77) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a 'M' format corrugated iron roof. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a central door and hopper light flanked by sidelights and windows. The windows are twin pane double hung sashes. The façade features a full width bullnosed verandah supported on turned timber posts. A spindle frieze and a lattice balustrade span between the posts. A set of original concrete steps leads up to the verandah and are flanked by stepped terrace gardens.

HISTORY

1905 Prices are invited for Clearing 20 acres of Land to 9 inches in girth, and to Burn off all fallen timber at Thomson Brook, six miles from Brookhampton Railway Station, and also to do Fencing, about 35 chains. Further particulars from James Langlands, co George Durie, King street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1904 In 1904, the Railways moved their workshop from Fremantle to Midland. Many workers followed to Midland. 1906 In an inquiry regarding Government paint stores George Durie, a storeman, in the Government paint shop, described the custom followed in issuing paint to the Tradesmen. (reference)

1925 IN THE MIDLAND WORKSHOPS - Mr. George Durie is a wagon painter, in fact, he's more, having been sailor, storekeeper, and whaler, and has travelled as far as Greenland on a blubber-seeking expedition. He is a man who considers that painting is an art—as he thinks it quite possible for a new chum to put the paint on inside out. George comes from the land of bradies, bannocks and bagpipes, and—but keep this to yourself—he once ran a produce store in North Melbourne. Alas, the marauding goats ate his profits. As to pastimes he revels in tennis (so they say) and running down kangaroos, and has made a handsome sum out of the skins of 'roos he has captured. (reference)

1915 East Fremantle Sensation. Alleged Attempted Rape. At Fremantle Police Court, John Parker, aged 26, described as a fitter, was presented on remand on a charge of attempted rape...The evidence disclosed that the alleged offence took place at East Fremantle on the evening of the 10th February, under very brutal circumstances. Annie Louisa Manning, a married woman, residing at 32 King-street, East Fremantle, with her husband, a warder at Fremantle Gaol, stated that on the date in question she left home at about 9.55 p.m. in company with her mother, Mrs. Berry, for the purpose of seeing the latter to the residence of Nurse Garbett in Canning-road, there to engage the latter for witness's approaching confinement. From there they proceeded to North Fremantle bridge, where, witness parted with her mother, the former returning alone towards her home. While walking along Canning-road shortly after leaving her mother witness heard someone call to her. That was near Tuckfield-street. Thinking it might be someone she knew she turned round, but seeing it was a strange man walked on. The man shouted again, and witness hurried along. The man hurried after her, and as she got near the East-street lamp she turned round- and faced her pursuer, when she noticed the man was indecently exposed. He said something, but witness did not catch what he said. Witness ran away towards the North Fremantle bridge crossing the road screaming, "Police!" Murder!" As she reached Tuckfieid-street again the man caught her and struck her in the mouth with his fists and she fell down. While on the ground the man caught her by the throat with both hands and witness continued to scream and to struggle. After a little time he released her throat with one hand, and interfered with her clothing, and attempted to achieve his object. Before anything further happened some one appeared on the scene, coming to her assistance. At this stage, the witness, who is obviously in a delicate state of health, was seized with a fit of hysterics...(reference)

1933 “Motor-car driven by John Robert Manning, of King-street, Fremantle, collided with a motor-car driven by John S. Hartnell, of Queen Victoria street.” John R. W. Manning was fined £8, with 12/6 costs, for having driven a motor car in a negligent manner. (reference)

Electoral Roll 1929 and 1931: John Robert William Manning, car-builder, Annie Louise Manning, married, Violet Gladys Manning, machinist, John Robert Manning Jnr, Clerk.

1940 STREET BETTING: John Robert Manning (30) and Albert Ernest Crabbe (34), clerks, were fined £2 and 10/, respectively, in the Fremantle Police Court yesterday for having obstructed traffic at the corner of Luke and George streets, East Fremantle, on Saturday night. Plainclothes Constable Morgan stated that the accused accepted bets on the trotting meeting. (reference)

1942 Divorce: Josephine Manning v John Robert Manning. Ground: Desertion (reference)

1950 Engagement: Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Light, of 73 Matlock-street, Mt Hawthorn, have much pleasure in announcing the engagement of their only daughter. Barbara, to Ronald Arthur Harris, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Harris, 33 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1905- 1912: Durie, George

1918 - 1924: Grady, Jason

1925 - 1940: Manning, John Robert

1941 - 1945: Williams, W M

1950: Harris, A. A.

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34 King Street

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ARCHITECTURE

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.

HISTORY

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)

RESIDENTS

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

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35 King Street

35 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Domestic Carpenter w Georgian Influences

No. 35 (previously was no. 79) 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 facade features a full width bullnosed verandah supported on timber posts. 

HISTORY

1908 Harold Martin, a lad aged 15, stated that about 1 p.m. on April 2 he was driving, along the bank of the river at Richmond, near the bridge. He saw a hat in the water and stopped with the intention of getting it. When he approached the water he noticed the body of a boy a few yards from the bank. He called a man named Gourley, who was passing, and between them they brought the body to the shore. (reference)

AIF 1917, GRADY Maurice (Regimental number 7670) Occupation Miner, 35 King Street, East Fremantle, Age at embarkation 44. Next of kin brother James Grady
NAA Record  AIF Record 

1930 Death. The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Martin, are respectfully notified that the remains of their late beloved infant daughter, Doreen Shirley and fond sister of Kenneth and Harold, will be interred in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Fremantle. The Funeral is appointed to leave their residence, No. 79 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1934 Death at Fremantle Hospital. Maxwell Lawrence, dearly beloved infant son of Mr. and. Mrs. H. G. Martin, 79 King street, East Fremantle, loving brother of Harold; Kenneth, Doreen (deceased) and Stanley. (reference)

1947 Harold Mervyn Martin (23), unemployed, of King-street, East Fremantle, was fined £20 and his driver's licence was cancelled for six months- speeding and driving under the influence. (reference)

1950 Robert William Armstrong (4 years old), received abrasions when he was knocked down by a car near his home in King-street, East Fremantle, about 4.30 p.m, yesterday. The car was driven by Harold George Martin, also of King street. (reference)

On the Electoral Roll 1963, 3 Martins are still residing at 35 King street. By 1980, just Harold Mervyn Martin residing at 35 King street.

RESIDENTS

1912 - 1917: Grady, James

1918: Linto, Patrick J.

1919 - 1921: Glifus, Louis

1922 - 1963: Martin, Harold George

1980: Harold Mervyn Martin

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36 King Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Georgian Influences

No. 36 King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in limestone and brickwork with a hipped 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 side lights and single pane double hung sash windows. The facade features a full width bullnosed verandah supported on timber posts. All openings have brick quoins. 

HISTORY

The Joy family lived next door at no. 34 from 1908 - 1911, then moved here.

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)

1918 JOY On July 11, at No. 74 King-street, East Fremantle, Mary Ann Joy, relict of the late Thomas Samuel Joy (Indian Mutiny Veteran) and mother of Mrs. J. H. Prindiville (Claremont), and Mrs. C. Howard (Cue), aged 70 years. (reference)

1946 When the chain fell off the bicycle that he was riding in Canning highway, East Fremantle, about 2 a.m. on Saturday, Richard Hughes (18), of 36 King-street, East Fremantle, was thrown to the roadway and received concussion and a lacerated scalp and lip. He was taken to the Fremantle Hospital in a St. John ambulance and admitted for treatment. (reference)

1947 The engagement is announced between Ivy Doreen, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Harper, of 2 Nelson-street, South Fremantle, and Denys John, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Hughes, 36 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1985 Bankruptcy - Re Vincenzo Palmiero, business proprietor, of 36 King Street, East Fremantle, previously trading as 'Fontedoro Deli & Fruit Supply'. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912 - 1914: Joy, Thomas S.

1915 - 1918: Joy, Mrs M. A.

1919: Vacant

1920 - 1922: Farrar, Fredrick

1923: Jurvis

1924 - 1932: Mathews, Robert

1933 - 1947: Hughes, Gwllym I.

1985: Vincenzo Palmiero

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37 King Street

37 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Domestic Carpenter

No. 37 (previously known as no. 81) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a 'M' 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 casement windows. The facade features a full width skillion roofed verandah supported on timber posts. A St Andrew’s Cross balustrade spans between the timber posts. 

HISTORY

1924 Death, at his late residence, 81 King-street, East Fremantle, Arthur Dutch Anderson, loving husband of Martha Frances, and fond father of Myrtle, Roy, Keith, Alick, Jack, and Archie, and father-in-law of Wm. Holloway, and brother-in-law of A. Bradshaw, aged 54 years. A patient sufferer at rest. (reference)

1934 Death at 81 King-street. East Fremantle, Myrtle Louise, dearly beloved wife of Harry Ellery loved, aunty of Jim and Gladys Curtis, great-aunt of Alan; Dudley, and Raymond, sister-in-law of Margaret Ellery, Northwood-street, Narrogin. At rest. (reference)

1941 Death at his late residence, 37 King, East Fremantle and formerly of Kalgoorlie, William Dobinson, dearly beloved husband of Marie, loved father of Cecelia (Mrs. Carter, Konnongorring) and Hubert (East Fremantle); fond father-In-law of Alf and Evelyn; loved grandfather of Vera. Dorothy, Ethel. Norman. George, Muriel and Alf, Carter and Jo Dobinson; aged 86 years. A well-earned rest. (reference)

1953 Death at Fremantle, Marie Johanna Dobinson, late of 37 King-street. East Fremantle. widow of the late William Dobinson, loved mother of Cecelia (Mrs. A. Carter) and Hubert, fond mother-in-law of Alf and Evie, loved grandmother of ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: aged 82 years. At rest. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912: Smyth, Edward B. Saunders

1913 - 1916: Smyth, Edward B.

1917 - 1925: Anderson, Arthur D.

1926: Anderson, Mrs Martha

1927 - 1936: Ellery, Harry

1936 - 1941: Dobinson, William

1941 - 1949: Dobinson, Mrs Marie

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38 King Street

38 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Domestic Carpenter

No. 38 (previously known as no. 76) 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 that has been adapted. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a part width bullnosed verandah. The verandah is supported by turned timber posts. There is a central door and hopper light flanked by picture windows and double hung sash windows. 

HISTORY

1904 Hyong Leo was charged with having neglected to keep his premises of 76 King-street in a clean state. These premises, according to Health Inspector Sheldon, were used for gambling purposes. There were offensive smells arising from the rear premises and they constituted a nuisance. A fine of £3 and costs was imposed. Baby Sang, of 78 King-street, was charged with a similar offence. These premises were also in a very unclean state. A fine of £4 and costs was imposed. (reference)

1914 Death, at her late residence, No. 76 King-street East Fremantle, Ann, relict of the late Thomas Wingate, aged 71 years. (reference)

AIF 1914, BATHGATE Archibald George (Regimental number 1905) Occupation Moulder, 38 King St, Age at embarkation 27. Next of kin father David Bathgate, Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915 AIF Record

1918 Birth - BATHGATE (nee Nurse Mitchell). - On November 7, to Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Bathgate, 76 King-street, East Fremantle - a daughter (premature). Both well. (reference)

1930 Death. In ever loving memory of my dear husband Edward (Ted) Fisher , late 28th and 18/27 Battalion, who passed away at 76 King-street, East Fremantle, on January 23, 1930. Memories, old pal. Inserted by his loving wife, Rose Fisher. (reference)

1951 Death of Mrs. McBEAN: On June 20, 1951, at Perth, Mary McBean, of 38 King-street, East Fremantle, widow of the late John McBean, formerly of 11 Barnett-street, Fremantle, loving mother of Ruby (Mrs. D. Matthews), Catherine (Mrs. L. Fogerty), Jessie (Mrs. J. Modra), Lilian (Mrs. D. Kenworthy) and Douglas McBean; aged 83 years. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912 - 1915: Wingate, Thomas

1916 - 1917: Rowland, William

1918: Vacant

1919: Bathgate, Archibald G.

1920: Seale, Mrs Lily

1921: Lynn, Herbert George

1922: Taylor, Frank

1923: Taylor, Alfred Frank

1924 - 1932: Fisher, Edward

1933 - 1939: Fisher, Mrs Rose H.

1939 - 1941: Stevens, Mrs E.

1941 - 1944: Huxtable, Howard

1951: McBean, Mary

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39 King Street

39 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Domestic Carpenter

No. 39 (previously known as no. 85) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a gabled corrugated iron roof. It is a simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style with later additions. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a central door flanked by double hung sash windows. The facade features a full width bullnosed verandah supported on turned timber posts.

HISTORY

1915 Birth at 85 King-street, East Fremantle, the wife of C. J. Abercrombie - gave birth to a son. Both well. (Reference)

1925 Electoral Roll: William Glasson, tailor,  Frances Mary Glasson,

1930 William Glasson, secretary of the Dock, River, and Harbor Workers' Union, 85 King-street, East Fremantle:

“Hundreds of men on harbor reconstruction and waterfront employment generally are out of work, and their position is becoming desperate; the demand for curtailment of expenditure at the top is, therefore, amply justified. If a rigid inquiry were conducted by persons not in any way connected with the Public Service, there is no doubt that a number of economies could be effected, and many basic wage workers could be profitably employed on works that would be of benefit to the State. (reference)

1934 The Candidates for Election: For east Fremantle Council elections Central Ward: Alfred, John George Abercrombie, of Bedford-street. East Fremantle, traveller; William Glasson, of King street, East Fremantle, secretary. (reference)

1935 Death at the residence of her son, William Glasson, 86 King-street, East Fremantle, Annie, widow of the late Cornelius Glasson, and beloved mother of Minnie (Mrs. H. T. Jones, Maylands), William (East Fremantle), Alice (Mt. Lawley; and Lucy (Mrs. J. Purser, Mt. Lawley); in her 81st year. (reference)

1936 A ‘Worker’ representative asked Bill GIasson, secretary of the Dock, River and Harbor Works Union, the reason for the faith that is in him and why that the return of the Labor Government is essential to the protection of the workers' interests. (reference)

1941 Mr. Glasson, in securing re-election polled 195 votes as against his opponents (Messrs. P. Troy and C. Rushton) 43 and 19. (reference)

1943 Death notice - Julia Annie Stephens, of 39 King-street, East Fremantle, widow of the late Edward Stephens. (reference)

1947 Mr. Glasson will retire from the secretaryship of the Coastal, Dock, Rivers and Harbour Workers' Union, a position he has held for the last 22 years. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912: Ernest, J.

1913 - 1915: Abercrombie, Mrs E. J.

1916: Blakeley, John

1917 - 1942: Glasson, William

1942 - 1944: Stephens, Mrs M.

1945: Stephens, Edward

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40 King Street

40 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Domestic Carpenter / Georgian Influences

No. 40 (previously known as no. 80) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed of timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a hipped corrugated iron roof. It is a simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style with later additions. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a central door and hopper light flanked by sidelights and double hung sash windows. The facade features a full width bullnosed verandah supported on timber posts. 

HISTORY

1910 The Friends of Mr. James Dymock, late of King-street, Plympton, East Fremantle, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Methodist portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to leave his late residence, 80 King-street, Plympton, East Fremantle. (reference)

1912 To Clean Trays- shake a little flour on them, then take a clean, soft duster and rub lightly. You will find it removes all spots.—Miss Hilda Dymock, 80 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

AIF 1916, DYMOCK James Alfred (Regimental number 6605) Occupation Lumper, 40 King St, Age at embarkation 32. Next of kin mother Mrs Annie Dymock, Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia on board HMAS A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916 
NAA Record  AIF Record 

1933 EMERY WHEEL BURSTS. YOUNG MAN KILLED. Ernest Frank Jarvis, a young mechanic, employed at the Atlas Engineering Works, Fremantle, died on Friday night from shock, following an accident at the works on Thursday. (reference)

1941 At her residence, 40 King-street, East Fremantle, Annie, widow of the late James Dymock, and loving mother of Mary (Mrs. Ward, Bayswater) Mimi (Mrs. Jarvis, East Fremantle), Jim (Fremantle), Flo Mrs. J. Mir, Canning Vale), Annie (Mrs. H. Sharpe, Fremantle), Lil (Mrs. R. Matthews, East Fremantle), Harry (Dalkeith), Daisy (Mrs. W. Bathurst, Bicton), Tom (Beaconsfield) and Chunna, and the late Hilda (Mrs. Hopkins); aged 83 years. (reference)

1969 Bankruptcy - Re D'Arcy Alphonso Thomas, of 40 King Street, East Fremantle, truck driver. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912 - 1941: Dymock, Mrs A.

1941 - 1944: Jarvis, Mrs J.

1969: D'Arcy Alphonso Thomas

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41 King Street

41 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Post War - Industrial Functionalist

No. 1 - 3/41 (previously known as no. 87 - 89) King Street is a single storey saw toothed roof factory. It is one of a small number of immediate Post-World War II buildings erected in George Street. Was previously Whiteford Electrical Factory.

It was built in stages, constructed in face brickwork with south lights and a corrugated steel roof. Windows and doors have been introduced into previously blank walls.
It plays an important role in the pattern of development of a working class suburb.

HISTORY

1924 Registration of car no. 7020 - a Overland L4, to M. Wilson, 89 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1930 STRUCK BY MOTOR CAR. James Stevenson, of Napier-street, Cottesloe, was admitted to the Fremantle Hospital yesterday morning suffering from head injuries and shock. He was detained for treatment. The Fremantle police were informed that Stevenson was riding a bicycle along Perth-Fremantle-road towards Fremantle, and, when crossing the entrance to the State Implement Works, he was thrown to the ground when his bicycle was struck by a motor car, driven by Melville Victor Wilson, of 89 King-street, East Fremantle. Wilson took the injured man to the hospital. His condition is not serious. (reference)

1936 CAR STRIKES BUILDING. After skidding across the intersection of Murray and Milligan streets yesterday afternoon, a motor car mounted a footpath and crashed into the brick wall of a building. The car was driven by Melville Victor Wilson, garage proprietor, of George-street, East Fremantle. His father, James Beith Wilson (71), of King street, East Fremantle, was a passenger in the front seat. (reference)

1938 Death at her residence, 89 King-street, East Fremantle, Susanna, dearly beloved wife of James Beith Wilson, loving mother of Melville and the late Keith and Malcolm Wilson: aged 77. (reference)

1940 Marriage; at Presbyterian Church, East Fremantle, Janet Elliott Buntine, only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Allen, to Melville Victor, only son of Mr. J. B. and the late Mrs. Wilson, of 41 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1945 The Friends of the late Mr. James Beith Wilson of 41 King Street East Fremantle and late of the State Engineering Works, husband of the late Susanna Wilson are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Presbyterian portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. (reference)

Three cottages onsite in 1949.

RESIDENTS

1912 - 1945: Wilson, James B.

1947 - 1949: Johnson, Keith A,

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42 King Street

42 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Regency Influences Domestic Carpenter

No. 42 (previously known as No. 84) 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 with later modifications. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a central door flanked by sidelights and double hung sash windows. The facade features a full width hipped roof verandah supported on timber posts.

HISTORY

1907 Second prize goes to Mrs. P. Gordon, 84 King-street, East Fremantle, for recipe for RICH PLUM CAKE. (reference)

1913 The Friends of the late Mr. Peter Gordon, of the Loco Shops, W.A. Government Railways, Midland Junction, and of No. 84 King-street, East Fremantle, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Presbyterian portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to leave his late residence, No. 84 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1918 In sad and loving memory of our dearly-loved husband and father, Peter Gordon, who departed this life suddenly on June 16, 1913, aged 58 years. In the lonely hours of thinking thoughts of you are ever dear. Inserted by his loving wife and sons, 84 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1927 Death at her late residence, 84 King-street, East Fremantle, Charlotte, relict of the late Peter Gordon, and mother of Thomas, William and Kenneth Gordon; aged 66 years. (reference)

1950 Death of Baby Gordon /O'Bree: at Subiaco, Keith Gordon, dearly beloved infant grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, 42 King-street, East Fremantle. Sweet little bud in heaven. (reference)

1987 Bankruptcy: Mark De San Miguel, of Thornlie, glazier. Formerly carrying on business on own account as 'Migs Glazing' at 42 King Street, East Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1907 - 1917: Gordon, Mrs Peter

1918 - 1926: Gordon, Mrs Charlotte

1927: Vacant

1928 - 1929: Schofield, John

1935 - 1939: Gordon, R. K.

1939 - 1950: Gordon, Thomas

1987: Mark De San Miguel

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42 Irwin Street

42 Irwin Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Inter-War, Diagonal Plan Porch House Bungalow

No 42 Irwin Street "Tosari" is a single-storey house constructed in brick with a hipped and gable corrugated iron roof. It is an expression of the Inter-War Bungalow style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a thrust bay and part-width return skillion roofed verandah. The verandah features a gable at its southern end. The verandah is supported on timber posts. The half-timbered gable bay features a set of casement windows under a sunhood. There is a central door and hopper light flanked by side lights and a corner window suite.

HISTORY

1930 - WEDDING - SlLVERLOCK-WILSON. St. Paul's Church, Beaconsfield, was the scene of a picturesque wedding on the evening of March 26, when Olga, only daughter of Mrs. Wilson, of South Fremantle, and the late Mr. J. E. Wilson, of Norseman, was married to Mr. William Silverlock, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Silverlock, of Waitara, New South Wales. Miss Mercia Brooks (cousin of the bride) presided at the organ. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr. F. Brooks, and wore an ankle-length frock of ivory georgette, the skirt composed of tiny frills on a flared foundation. Her veil of silk tulle and silver lace, held in place with a coronet of pearls and French orange blossom, formed a fan-shaped train. Miss Lavin Woods and Miss Del. Thackrah were the bridesmaids and wore tight-fitting frocks of powder blue georgette, falling in points to the ankle and trimmed with godets of silver lace. Little Jean Wellington, the flower girl, carrying a basket of blue delphiniums, was a miniature of the bride in frilled ivory georgette, worn with a silver Juliet cap and shoes. Mr. W. Briggs was best man and H. Wilson (brother of the bride) groomsman. After the ceremony, Mrs. Wilson received a large number of guests at the Fremantle Town Hall. During the evening Mr. and Mrs. Silverlock left on their honeymoon. On their return they will reside at 42 Irwin-street, East Fremantle. (Reference)

1930 -For sale AIREDALE Pup, 14 weeks, £2. Apply evenings. Silverlock, 42 Irwin-st., East Fremantle. (Reference)

1931 - BIRTH On August 14, at St. Helen's Hospital, Moss-street, East Fremantle, to Olga, wife of William Silverlock, "Tosari" Irwin-street, East Fremantle- a son (Alan William). (Reference)

1932 -WANTED. Airedale or other good watch day. Price and particulars to 42 Irwin-st, East Fremantle. (Reference)

1935 -PRICE Wanted, Calcomining and Painting. Apply between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., today, 42 Irwin-st, East Fremantle. (Reference)

1935 - For sale, 42 Irwin-st: House, all cons., ideal home. Phone Fremantle 2031, or write Silverlock, above address. (Reference)

1935 - FOR SALE - BEDROOM, Dining Lounge Suites, Carpets and Furnishings. Silverloch, 52 Irwin-st., East Fremantle. Phone FM2031. (Reference)

1936 - FOR SALE - HOUSEHOLD Furniture, Wireless Set, Carpets. 42 Irwin-st., East Fremantle. (Reference)

 1936 - Auction- VERY ATTRACTIVE BRICK VILLA RESIDENCE No. 42 IRWIN-STREET, EAST FREMANTLE. LEARMONTH, DUFFY & CO. have received instructions from Mr. Silverlock, who is leaving the State to OFFER FOR SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION as above:His modern, conveniently planned Residence, containing entrance hall 18 x 6, lounge 17 x 13, dining room 14 x 13, bedrooms 16 x 13 and 14 x 13, kitchen 10½ x 9, vestibule 10½ x 9 and well fitted bathroom and complete laundry. A feature of the house is the built-in cupboards and lockers. The property is sewered, gas and electric light and both wood and gas stoves are installed, and there is a bath heater. This property is in very excellent order and condition and is situated about midway between the Canning-road and new Marmion-street tram lines, and is close to the south bus terminus TERMS: £280 cash, balance by monthly instalments of £5/8/2, including interest at 5 per centum per annum. Inspection by arrangement with the Auctioneers. (Reference)

1936 - SUMMARY OF AUCTIONS-Furniture and effects, on premises, 42 Irwin-street, East Fremantle; 2.30 p.m. (Reference)

1938 - BIRTH - SMITH On December 6, at Woodside Hospital, East Fremantle, to Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Smith, of 42 Irwin-street, East Fremantle-a son (Alan Peter). (Reference)

1948 - LOST, Sunday, between Carrington-st., Queen's Hall, Palmyra, baby's Coat. Finder please return Smith. 42 Irwin-st. (Reference)

1954 - For sale Cot and Tricycle, 42 Irwin-st., East Fremantle (Reference)

RESIDENTS

1931 - 1934: Silverlock, Mrs Olga

1934 - 1935: Jones, Francis A.

1935 - 1937: Silverlock, William

1937 - 1938: Finlay, James

1938 - 1949: Smith, Frederick W.

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44 King Street

44 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Late Victorian / Early Federation / Villa w Georgian Influences

No. 44 (previously known as No. 88) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in ashlar limestone and rendered quoins with a hipped corrugated iron roof. It is a simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style with later modifications. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a central door and hopper light flanked by double hung sash windows. The facade features a full width skillion roofed verandah supported on timber posts. All openings have rendered quoins.

HISTORY

1912 Birth of a Brown (nee Peterson), at "Hackford," 88 King-street, East Fremantle, to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar W. Brown - a daughter. Both well. (reference)

AIF 1914, JARVIS Cecil Ivan (Regimental number 447) Occupation labourer, 44 King Street, East Fremantle, Age at embarkation 20. Next of kin Mrs A Anderson
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1945 The Friends of the late Mrs Katherine Elizabeth Rogers of 44 King Street, East Fremantle, widow of the late Robert Alexander Rogers, formerly of Victoria, are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred in the Methodist portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery.The Funeral will leave the residence of her son-in-law, Mr H. P. (Barney) Brown, 44 King Street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1948 Death Brown, Fred (Scotty), passed away, suddenly, at Seacliff, South Australia, loved brother of Barney, 44 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912: Hendy, William

1913 - 1915: Anderson, Mrs A.

1916 - 1918: Searey, Walter H.

1919 - 1920: Harris, Albert R.

1921: Gould, John W.

1922: Vacant

1923 - 1925: Harris, Albert R.

1927: Sorrell, Jonathon L.

1928 - 1940: Harris, Joseph E.

1941 - 1944: Brown, Harry P.

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46-52 King Street

46 - 52 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Italianate

No. 46-52 (previously was no. 90) King Street is a set of four terrace houses constructed in limestone and brickwork with rendered Italianate features- elaborate frontages to simple working class houses.. Four single-storey terraced houses of brick construction with rendered frontages and low pitched, skillion, corrugated iron roofs have recessed frontages enclosed by a timber picket fence. The roof line is concealed by a highly ornate parapet that includes the names of the four terraces - Hepburn, Glenlyon, Kyneton & Daylesford.

Each house is asymmetrically planned with an offset door flanked by a window. The entry doors have a hopper light and side lights. The window is a single pane double hung sash with sidelights. All openings have brick quoins. The houses are articulated with dividing party walls and tall pediments.

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.

Individual Terraces

Courtesy of the Town of East Fremantle Heritage Trail, Artist: Miles Noel

“4 single-storey terraced houses in the “Italianate” style. Each is named after a gold-rush town in Victoria.”

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49 King Street

49 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Late Victorian / Early Federation
Domestic Carpenter w Federation / Georgian Influences

No. 49 (previously was No. 97) Silas Street is a single storey house constructed in timber framing and feather edge weatherboard cladding with a hipped and gable decramastic tile roof. It is a simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style. The place is symmetrically planned with a central door and hopper light flanked by side lights and double hung sash windows. The facade features a full width skillion roofed verandah supported on steel 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.

HISTORY

1916 Funeral - The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Twomey of 49 King street, East Fremantle, are respectfully invited to follow the remains of their late beloved infant son, William Edgar, to the place of interment, the Church of England portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. (reference)

1923 The funeral of the late Mr. Maurice Henry Morton, of 97 King-street, East Fremantle, took place on Saturday afternoon, and was attended by many friends. The deceased, who was 35 years of age, was born at Chidlow's Well, in this State, and had lived here all his life. A widow and a family of three sons and three daughters survive him. (reference)

1925 Birth - On the 11th November, at Te Whare Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. B. Smith, 49 King-street. - a daughter (Bona). (reference)

1950 Death - On July 19, at Fremantle,  Robert, dearly loved husband of Winifred Longstaff, of 97 King-street, East Fremantle, and loved father of Marie and Frank. R.I.P. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912 - 1915: Garner, Hugh

1916: Bateman, Mrs G. A.

1917 -1918: Brown, Harry

1919 - 1922: Black, Richard

1923: Barrow, Charles

1924 - 1925: Nelson, Gustaf

1926: Millbourne, William

1927 - 1928: Higham, John Charles

1929 - 1932: Miguel, Frederick

1933 - 1936: Wauhop, Isaiah

1936 - 1942: Pont, John S.

1950: Longstaff

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50 Irwin Street

50 Irwin Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Inter-War, Domestic Carpenter Bungalow w Federation Influences

No 50 Irwin Street is a single storey house constructed in timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a hipped and gable corrugated iron roof. It is an expression of the Inter-War Bungalow style. The place sits on the corner of Irwin and Fletcher Street. It has thrust bays facing both street frontages. The facade features a part width return broken back roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on timber posts. A vertical timber balustrade runs between the posts. The half-timbered gable bay features a pair of casement windows under a sunhood. There is a central door flanked by French doors. The roofscape features a brick chimney.

HISTORY

1939 - LUMPER'S DEATH-RUN OVER BY ENGINE. Fremantle Inquest Opened. While cycling to work on February 2 along the roadway behind Victoria Quay, William John Fuller (57), lumper, widower, of Bellevue-terrace, Fremantle, had both his legs cut off when struck by a locomotive returning from the wharf to the railway yards near C shed. He died about three hours later in the Fremantle Hospital. Yesterday an inquiry concerning the fatality was opened before the Acting-Coroner (Mr. F. G. Higham, J.P.) in the Fremantle Courthouse... Oscar George Edberg, of Irwin-street, East Fremantle, a head-shunter employed by the Railway Department, said that about 7.45 a.m. on February 2, he was returning with the locomotive to the railway yards after taking some trucks along side a vessel at C shed. Witness was standing on a step of the engine on the left-hand side and another shunter was standing on a step behind him. The driver and fireman were in the cab. The driver blew his whistle before returning from B shed and again about 20 yards later. Witness had a clear view ahead except for about six feet immediately on the right of the engine. He saw Fuller riding in front and watched him for about 15 yards. He was then about eight or ten feet to the right of the railway track and appeared in no danger so no further warning was given by the driver...(Reference)

1939 - LUMPER'S DEATH..A finding of accidental death was returned by the Acting-Coroner (Mr. F. G. Higham, J.P.) in the Fremantle Courthouse yesterday, when an Inquiry into the death of William John Fuller (57), lumper, of Bellevue-terrace, Fremantle, was concluded...Sergeant Growden examined the witnesses. Oscar George Edberg, of Irwin-street, East Fremantle, head-shunter whose evidence-in-chief was given last week, was cross-examined when the inquest was resumed yesterday. He told Mr. de Garis that he had been employed on the wharf for 12½ years, and he contended that all the proper precautions had been taken by the train crew. Questioned by Mr. Rudinger, he said that he thought that after the cyclist had swerved towards the locomotive it would have been impossible to avoid an accident. He told Mr. Dunphy that he thought Fuller had a fright from a passing motor truck, and, as a result, he swerved towards the locomotive. At one moment the three vehicles were practically in line, and the accident occurred almost immediately afterwards. At no stage was the locomotive traveling at more than six miles an hour. The Acting Coroner said that the evidence before him was sufficient to enable him to come to a decision as to the cause of death and announced his findings. (Reference)


1947 -Thirteen new cars have been put on the road in the last week, according to the Police Traffic Office. Several new trucks and waggons were also purchased. Details of their owners are:...Morris saloon: Oscar George Edberg, Irwin Street, East Fremantle... (Reference)

RESIDENTS

1929 - 1949: Edberg, Oscar

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51 King Street

51 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Interwar / Domestic Carpenter Bungalow

No. 51 (previously was No. 99) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a hipped corrugated iron roof. It is a simple Inter-War Bungalow style with later modifications. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a full width return hip roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on timber posts over a timber floor. The entry door is set deep in the lot under the return verandah. 

HISTORY

1912 FREMANTLE POLICE COURT. Thomas Duggan (21), described as a horse trainer, was charged with an unlawful and indecent assault on Mabel Phillips, on the night of December 28. He pleaded not guilty... Miss Phillips, who was employed as a waitress in Erlandson's fish shop in Market-street, gave evidence as to the occurrence. She stated that while going home from work on the evening of the 28th ult., accused accompanied her, and that after having crossed a paddock he so behaved that she had to struggle with him. While giving her evidence the witness fainted, and had to be carried out of Court. Evidence for the prosecution was also given by Mrs. Annie Hall, with whom the prosecutrix resides, at 154 Hubble-street, East Fremantle, Henry C. Litts, manager of Erlandson's fish shop, and Detective McConnell. Accused, in the witness-box, denied that he had ever attempted to assault Miss Phillips, and added that he had only kissed her. The Bench found the charge proved. The Chairman, however, added that it was the accused's first appearance in Court, and he would therefore be let off with a caution, the Bench hoping that it would be a lesson to him. (reference)

AIF 1916, BULL Frederick (Regimental number 4300) Occupation Farm Labourer, 99 King St, East Fremantle, Western Australia, Single, Age at embarkation 18. Next of kin Mother, Mrs S.C.Bull, 99 King St, East Fremantle, Western Australia.
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1920 In Memory - Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown and family, 99 King street, East Fremantle. In loving memory of our dear aunt Ann Barber, who passed away April 20, 1918. (reference)

1923 Fireman's Brave Deed — The inquest, touching the death, at East Fremantle on April 1, of Charles Gilbertson White, an ex-captain of volunteer firemen, was concluded yesterday: the jury returned a verdict that the deceased met his death by accidentally coming in contact with live wires while endeavouring to assist in releasing Ralph Rutherford, who was in danger of being electrocuted; death was due to shock and cardiac failure, caused by electric shock, at 99 King street, East Fremantle. at 2.50 a.m. on April 1. (reference)

1953 Death - On Sept. 8, suddenly, at Fremantle, as the result of an accident, Hedley, dearly loved elder son of Harry and Dolores Stringer, of 51 King-street, East Fremantle, loved brother of Marjorie, Margaret and Ernest and loved grandson of Dolores (Mrs. Oaklands): aged 18 years. (reference) (see reference1937 Fremantle's Prize Babies- From over 100 babies, Top, Hedley Stringer, of 98 King street, Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912: Duggan, Mrs J.

1913 - 1919: Bull, Mrs S.

1920: Brown, Ernest W. G.

1921: Blakey, Hedley D.

1922 - 1923: Henrichs, W. M.

1927 - 1936: Stuart, John A.

1936 - 1945: Stringer, Hedley

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52 Irwin Street

52 Irwin Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Inter-War, Domestic Carpenter with Georgian Influences

No 52 Irwin Street is a single-storey house constructed in timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a hipped corrugated iron roof. It is an expression of the Inter-War Bungalow style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a full-width return hip roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on timber posts. A vertical timber balustrade spans between the posts. There is a central door and hopper light flanked by sidelights and sets of casement windows.

HISTORY

1930 - BIRTH- HOWSON (nee Greta McKenzie). On October 10 at Salopia Hospital, Queen Victoria-street, Fremantle, to Mr. and Mrs. Howson, of 52 Irwin-street, East Fremantle -a daughter. Both well. (Reference)

1932 - WEDDING BELLS. A very pretty wedding was solemnised at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Perth, on the evening of Wednesday, June 1st, the contracting parties being Miss Rose James, of Perth, and Mr. Charles Allan Gibson, late of Narrogin and Roebourne...Among the guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Howson...(Reference)

RESIDENTS

1931 - 1949: Howson, Charles

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54 Irwin Street

54 Irwin Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Interwar, Bungalow Porch House

No 54 Irwin Street is a single storey house constructed in rendered brick with a gable corrugated iron roof. It is an expression of the Inter-War Porch style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with an offset gabled roof porch. The porch is supported on masonry piers. There is a central door flanked by sets of casement windows.

HISTORY

1930 - TWO MISSING MEN - Constable Cullen, of Central Police Station, has two similar inquiries in hand. John St. Claire Caine (35), a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has been missing from Geraldton since January. He is 5ft. 5in tall, of medium erect build. Roy Reid has not been heard of in Queensland since he left there two years ago for Perth. About four years ago Reid was working for General Motors Ltd. at Roma (Queensland), and later went to Mt. Isa. Returning to Brisbane, he made for Perth. (Reference)

1954 - For sale MOTORCYCLES - B.S.A. and s.c., 1942, cheap. 54 Irwin-st., E. Fremantle. (Reference)

RESIDENTS

1929 - 1949: Reid, Roy

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55 Sewell Street

55 Sewell Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Gable Terrace w Gothic Influences

No. 55 (previously was no. 115) Sewell Street is a pair of single story cottages constructed in limestone and brickwork with rendered decorative details. The place features a pair of gabled corrugated iron roofs. The gables are highly decorative. It is a fine expression of a duplex in Federation Bungalow style. The pair is symmetrically planned with a party wall flanked by full width bull-nosed roofed verandahs. The verandahs are supported on timber posts. The entry doors are equally offset from the part wall and are flanked by pairs of double hung sash windows. All openings have brick quoins. The brickwork to the walls to No 57 have been rendered.

HISTORY

Research on the history of this property is currently under way by the Museum of Perth in partnership with the Town of East Fremantle. If you have any stories or information about this property, please contribute it in the comments below.

RESIDENTS

1911: Gent, Francis

1912: Kelly, George

1913: Ostler, James T.

1914 - 1919: Fuller, Walter

1920 - 1925: Jarvis, Mrs Mary A.

1926 - 1927: Penman, Michiel

1928 - 1932: Penman, E. M.

1933 - 1949: Knox, Andrew

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