13 King Street

13 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Late Victorian / Early Federation
Domestic Carpenter w Federation / Georgian Influence
s

No. 13 (previously was no. 41) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in 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 sidelights and double hung sash windows. The facade features a full width bullnosed roofed 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

1952 - DEATH - On Aug 20 at his late residence, 13 King-street. East Fremantle. George Anthony Fossilo, dearly beloved husband of Lois, loved father of George, Albert and Beryl: aged 63 years. Peacefuly sleeping. (reference)

1952 - FUNERAL - The Funeral of the late Mr. John Humphry of 13 King-street, East Fremantle will take place in the Salvation Army portion of the Fremantle Cemetery this Saturday morning. (reference)

1953 - FUNERAL -The Friends of Mr. Stephen Humphry are respectfully informed that the Funeral of his late dearly loved wife, Rhoda, leaves his private residence 13 King-street, East Fremantle, at 9.45 o'clock, arriving at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Fremantle, at 10 o'clock. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912 - 1932: Condon, Patrick (carrier)

1933 - 1937: Condon, Mrs Bridget

1937 - 1938: Condon, Patrick

1938 - 1941: Ashton, Walter T.

1942 - 1949: Fossilo Mrs Lois

1952-1953: Humphry, John, Benjamin, Rhoda, Stephen

King 13.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

15 King Street

15 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Late Victorian
Domestic Carpenter w Regency Influences

No. 15 (Previously being no. 47) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in timber framing, rusticated and feathered edge weatherboard cladding 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 hoper light flanked by sidelights and windows. The original St Andrew’s cross pattern balustrade has been replaced.
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 - TRAMWAY CHECKS CONDUCTOR FINED - At the Fremantle Police Court this morning Albert C. Page was charged with having been in unlawful possession of a block of tramway check tickets, the property of the Fremantle Tramway Board. (reference)

1916 - MARRIAGE - Louisa Adelaide (Lucy) Olsen, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Olsen, of Canning-road, East Fremantle, married William (Bronie) Crow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Crow, of Bruce-street; North Fremantle. (reference)

1931 - MARRIAGE - A wedding of great interest took place at St Mary's Church, North Fremantle, on December 26, between Miss Beryl Page, of North Fremantle, and Mr. J. S. Bell, Of the Commonwealth Lighthouse Service. The bride was given away by her father. Mr A. C. Page. Mr. J. Page acted as best man and Mr. R. Page as groomsman. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1912: Page, Albert C.

1913 - 1914: McCormick, Robert

1914 - 1915: Cooper, Leonard A.

1916 - 1918: Larkin, Jonathon Grainer

1919 - 1949: Crow, William

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

19 King Street

19 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Georgian / Regency Influences w Austerity Adaptation

No. 19 (previously was no. 53) and 21 King Street is a duplex pair of single storey houses constructed in timber framing and feathered edge weatherboards with a hipped corrugated iron roof. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a full width skillion roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on timber posts over a timber floor. The entry doors are mirrored in the centre. The doors are flanked by sets of three casement windows. Twin flights of stairs provide access to the verandah from the street.

HISTORY

1921 - MARRIAGE - Peter Steele (late A.I.F., Anzac), fourth son of the late Thomas and Mary Steele, England, to Amelia (Minnie), second daughter of the late Charles and Annie Steele, of Tasmania. Present address: 53 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1927 - DEATH - OWENS. On March 21, at the Perth Hospital, Ellen, widow of the late John Bradshaw Owens, formerly of 53 King-street, East Fremantle, and loving mother of Mrs. G. Hartree (Pithara), Mrs. E. Anquetil (Victoria), Mrs. W. Coombs (East Fremantle), Mrs. S. Dyson (Palmyra), Mrs. P. Hetherington (Mount Lawley), Charles B. (North Perth), and Albert Owens (Victoria); aged 73 years. (reference)

1930 - FUNERAL NOTICE - The friends of the late Mrs Agnes Thirza Dear, of 53 King-street, East Fremantle, are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, the Church of England Cemetery, Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912 - 1918: Malacari, Harry

1919: Sloan, Mrs I.

1920: Baker, Joseph P.

1921: Owens, John B.

1922: Vacant

1923 - 1924: Owens, Mrs Ellen

1925: McCurdy, David

1926: McCarthy, Mrs Mary E.

1927: Sweetmam, Cecil

1928 - 1932: Foster, Cyrill

1933 - 1936: Crockett, Mrs J.

1936 - 1940: Brown, James R.

1940 - 1941: Howell William

1941 - 1942: Vacant

1942 - 1944: Williamson, Walter

1945: Brown, Mrs

King 19-21.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

21 King Street

21 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Georgian / Regency Influences w Austerity Adaptation

No. 21 (Previously known as No. 53) King Street is a pair of duplex, single storey houses constructed in timber framing and feathered edge weatherboards with a hipped corrugated iron roof. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a full width skillion roofed verandah. There is a vertical timber balustrade between the timber posts. The entry doors are mirrored in the centre of the building. The doors are flanked by sets of three casement windows. Twin flights of stairs provide access to the verandah from the street.

HISTORY

1907 - MARRIAGE NOTICE - Jessie Ellen Cole and Arthur Trevorah (youngest son of Mrs Annie Trevorah of Adelaide, SA) in Busselton. (reference)

1914 - COWARDLY ASSAULT - John A. Larkin (painter) was the victim of a cowardly assault at the intersection of Hubble-street and Canning-road, East Fremantle, on Monday evening last. His assailant was a sturdily built, thick set man named Wm, Peters, a lumper, who appeared In court this morning, coal-begrimed and defiant. In evidence, the defendant alleging only that Larkin had been saying something about him. Larkin looked an object for pity. Physically he appeared a wreck, being a severe sufferer from heart trouble. His face was marked, and one eye was black and bloodshot, showing that he had received a rough handling. (reference)

1942 - DEATH NOTICE - at his late residence, 30 Irwin-street, East Fremantle. John Alexander Larkin, the dearly loved husband of the late Mrs Harriett Larkin loved father of Winifred, Alexander, Florence (Mrs Marsh), and Dorothy, father-in-law of Frank, brother of Rose (Mrs Bevan, England), Nora (Mrs Harding, Sydney), and Alfred; aged 70 years. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912: Trevorah, Arthur

1913 - 1915: Larkin, John A.

1916: Mathews, Robert H.

1917: Jones, George E.

1918: Crow William

1919 - 1945: McNicol, George A. 3

King 19-21.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

23 King Street

23 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Domestic Carpenter Villa w Filigree Influences

No. 23 (previously known as No. 57) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a hipped corrugated iron roof. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a thrust bay and bullnosed roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on turned timber posts and follows the line of the building on the front elevation. A decorative frieze and vertical timber balustrades span between the timber posts.

HISTORY

1925 - DEATH NOTICE - In loving memory of our dear mother, Susannah Truscott, who passed away at 57 King-street, East Fremantle, on March 12, 1925; also our dear father, William John, who passed away on May 26, 1914, at West Leederville.(reference)

1933 - FUNERAL NOTICE - The Friends of the late Mr. James Henry Truscott, of 57 King Street, East Fremantle, formerly of Trafalgar, W.A., and formerly of the 11th Battalion, A.I.F. are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Methodist portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. (reference)

1934 - DEATH NOTICE - In loving memory of my dearly beloved Husband and Father, James Henry Truscott who passed away on December 11, 1933 at Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912 - 1917: Dickson, James Mary

1918 - 1926: Trusscott, Mrs Susan

1927 - 1930: Truscott, W. M. John

1932 - 1934: Truscott, William John Mary

1934 - 1942: Truscott, Mrs M. Mary

1942 - 1944: Vacant

1945: Truscott, Mrs Matilda

King 23.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

26 King Street

26 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Domestic Carpenter Gable (Twinned) w Arts & crafts Influences

No. 26 (Previously know as No. 56) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a hipped and gable corrugated iron roof. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with prominent gable and part bullnosed verandah. There is a central door flanked by a single pane double hung sash window. The gable features the same window with a sunhood over it.

HISTORY

AIF 1915 Griffith John OWEN (Regimental number 495) Occupation Grocer, 56 King Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia. Single, Age at embarkation 22. Next of kin Father, Griffith Owen, 56 King Street, East Fremantle AIF WW1 OWEN Griffith John served in the 28th Battalion, C Company NAA Record

1916 - DEATH NOTICE - OWEN - on May 7, at 56 King-street, East Fremantle, dearly beloved husband of Catherine, and father of Minnie, Ethel, David, Signaller William E. (44th Battalion, Claremont); and Private Griffith J. Owen, (28th Battalion, A.I.F., at the front); aged 66 years. (reference)

1919 - MARRIAGE - On April 12, at East Fremantle Presbyterian Church, Percival James, second son of Mrs. J. Barber, of East Fremantle, to Ethel Alvenia, second daughter of the late G. Owen and Mrs. G. Owen, of 56 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1924 - BIRTH - OWEN - On July 27, at Hillcrest, North Fremantle, to Mr. and Mrs. D. Owen, 56 King-street. East Fremantle — a daughter (Margaret). Both well. (reference)

1927 - DEATH NOTICE - On June 29, at Subiaco, Mrs (Tot) Merritt, the beloved niece of Mrs. C. Owen, 56 King-street, East Fremantle, and cousin of Ethel (Mrs. Clegg), Dave, Will, and Griff Owen. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912 - 1916: Owen, Griffith

1917 - 1932: Owen, Mrs Catherine

1933 - 1934: Gribble, E. W.

1934 - 1944: Foster, Cyril

8-9-06 View E 26 King Street.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

28 King Street

28 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Regency Influences

No. 28 (Previously known as No. 58) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in brick and render 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 sidelights and windows. The facade features a full width bullnosed roofed verandah supported on turned timber posts. 

HISTORY

1927 - FUNERAL NOTICE - HARKEN - The Friends of the late John William Harken, Engine-driver, W.A.G.R., of 58 King-street, East Fremantle, and late of Kalgoorlie, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Fremantle. (reference)

1945 - DEATH NOTICE - COURTNEY - East Fremantle Accident. When he was struck by a utility truck as he alighted from a tram about 9.10 pm on Monday, Michael John Courtney (45), single, of 28 King-street, East Fremantle, was killed almost instantly. (reference)

1946 - DEATH NOTICE - COURTNEY - On June 7, at Fremantle, John Courtney, of 28 King Street, East Fremantle, husband of the late Mary Courtney and dearly beloved father of Margaret (Mrs B. Melbourne), Mary (Mrs G. Day), Kathleen (Mrs W. Day), Eileen (Mrs R. Middleton), and the late Michael. Aged 80 years. R.I.P. (reference)

1952 - CLEGG: On April 8, at Repatriation Hospital. Hollywood, Percival James, dearly beloved brother and brother-in-law of Eva and Hugh Brown. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1920: Clegg, Percival James

1929 - 1930: Samuels, Mrs Phyllis

1931 - 1932: Berry, Albert G.

1941 - 1944: Day, George

8-9-06 View E 28 King Street.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

30 King Street

30 King Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Domestic Carpenter Villa w Queen Anne Influences

No 30 (was no 62 pre 1939) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in timber framing and jarrah 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 verandah is supported on timber posts.

HISTORY

1906 BROWNE. — On September 22, at 62 King-street, East Fremantle, Eliza, relict of the late Thomas Browne, late of Brunswick, Victoria, aged 73. (reference)

1907 Death - On May 28 (suddenly), William Clark, 62 King-street, East Fremantle, fourth son of the late Robert Clark, Crieff, Scotland, aged 36 years. Deeply regretted. (reference)

1912 WRAY. In loving memory of my dear wife, Elizabeth Margaret, who died at 62 King-street, East Fremantle, February 24, 1910. Two years have come and gone, dear Lizzie,

Your face I cannot see; But let this little token tell,I still remember thee.

Inserted by her loving husband, James Wray.

Dearest loved one, we have laid thee In the peaceful grave's embrace; But thy memory will be cherished Till we see thy heavenly face.

Inserted by a loving daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. McGillivray, Chidlow's Well. (reference)

1932 Prize winner - MRS. M. Olsen, 62 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1943 NATURALISATION - I, GUNDER GUNDERSEN, of Norwegian nationality, born at Lyngor, Norway, and resident 43 years in Australia, now residing at 30 King Street, East Fremantle, intend to apply for naturalisation under the Nationality Act 1920-1936. (reference)

1951 RASMUSSEN (Rasmus), of 30 King-street, East Fremantle: Passed away peacefully on Sept. 24, beloved husband of Inger. Privately interred, Fremantle Cemetery, stepfather of Ella and Jim Harman’’ (reference)

RESIDENTS

1906: Eliza Browne

1907: William Clark

1910 - 1914: Wray, James

1915 - 1944: Rasmussen, Rasmus

King 30.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

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

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

33 King Street

33 King Street (map)

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.

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

34 King Street

34 King Street (map)

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

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

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

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

36 King Street

36 King Street (map)

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

King 36.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

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

King 37.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

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

13-3-06 36 & 38 King St.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

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

King 39.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

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

King 40.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

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,

King 41.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

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

King 42.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW

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
NAA Record  AIF Record 

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.

King 44.jpg

CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORIES OR IMAGES BELOW