33 King Street (map)
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.
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)
1905- 1912: Durie, George
1918 - 1924: Grady, Jason
1925 - 1940: Manning, John Robert
1941 - 1945: Williams, W M
1950: Harris, A. A.