14 George Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Georgian Influences

No 14 George Street is a single storey residence constructed of limestone with a hipped corrugated iron roof. It is a good example of a Federation Bungalow style house partly restyled in the Inter-War period. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a central door flanked by picture windows with casement and awning lights. The facade features a full width bullnose roof verandah supported on timber posts.

HISTORY

1916: Dear Aunt Mary, it is a long time since I wrote to you, but better late than never. I am sorry to say that I have lost my card, and that my button fell into the water… I am back again with my mother in Fremantle and am very glad, and have many runs about with her. My friend is Isabel Tilly. Her father has gone away for his health, and will be back in two months' time. She is very nice and my mother likes her, and when there is a troopship going away she asks me - would I like to go in their motor launch, which follows the troopship out a good while and is lovely...I remain your loving link, Mollie Groves, 14 George Street, East Fremantle (reference)

1933: On August 28, 1933, at her late residence, 14 George-street, East Fremantle. Anna Simpson Groves, dearly beloved wife of Thomas E. Groves, loving mother of Minnie (Mrs. H. Duffield, Nedlands), Mollie (Mrs. W. Gilbride, East Fremantle), Tom, Jack, James, George, and Fred. Sheltered by the Rock of Ages. (reference)

 1935: STONE JETTY- History Sought of a Swan River Landmark. A few weeks ago Mr. N. Mauger, of Datatine via Katanning, wrote seeking the history of Stone Jetty, situated in the Swan River, near Rocky Bay. The matter was referred to Mr. F. I Bray, of the State Archives Board, and that gentleman wrote to several old residents asking for information. Mr. T. E. Groves, of 14 George-street. East Fremantle, was one of the gentlemen appealed to and he replied as follows:—"I remember the Jetty 60 years ago. It comprised a few logs held together by stone. Whitfield Bros. used to cart the cap stone to the end of the road and it was wheeled in barrows along the jetty into boats-flats we used to call them-and it was taken to Perth for road-making. In later years the jetty was built up to take the oyster shell for road-making at Point Walter. I believe what we called Stone-road, which led to the jetty, is called Shell-road now." (reference)

 1938: On July 30, 1938, Thomas Charles, dearly beloved eldest son of Thomas and the late Anna E. Groves, of 14 George-street, at Fremantle, much loved brother of Minnie (Mrs. H. DuffIeld, Nedlands), Mollie (Mrs. W. Glibride, East Fremantle), Jack, James (Paddy), George and Fred (Sam) Groves, all of East Fremantle; aged 51 years. A good son and brother gone to rest. (reference)

 1941: On September 22, 1941, passed peacefully away at her late residence. Gertrude, the darling mother of Bill sincere mother-in-law of Mollie. much-loved grandma of Mavis and Billie Gilbride (14 George-street, East Fremantle). (reference)

 1946: Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Gilbride, of 14 George-street, East Fremantle, have very much pleasure in announcing the engagement of their only daughter, Mavis Gladys, to Maxwell. youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brown, 93 Marmion-street, Fremantle East. (reference)

 1950: Death, at Fremantle, James (Paddy) Groves, beloved third son of the late Thomas and Emma Groves, 14 George-street, East Fremantle, much loved brother of Minnie (Mrs. Duffield, Thomas street,  Nedlands), Mollie (Mrs. Gilbride, 14 George-street, East Fremantle). Jack (Oakover-street, East Fremantle). George (Canning-highway, East Fremantle), Fred (Sam Groves, Olyde-street, East Fremantle). A wonderful son and brother. Our pal. (reference)

 1951: Death at Perth, Harriet Elizabeth (Minnie) Duffield , the beloved eldest daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Groves, 14 George-street, East Fremantle, loved sister of Mollie (Mrs. W. Gilbride), Tom (deceased), Jack (East Fremantle), Paddy (deceased), George and Fred Groves (East Fremantle); aged 66 Years. Another link in our family chain is broken. (reference)

 1951: Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Renner, of -31 Yeovil-crescent, Bicton, have pleasure in announcing the engagement of their only daughter, Dorothy Jean to William Joseph, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbride, of 14 George-street, East Fremantle.(reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1929: Groves, Thomas E. (builder & cont)

1930 - 1938: Groves, Thomas E., (off) Gilbride, William

1938 - 1940: Groves, Thomas E., (off) Gilbride, William & Groves, Alfred

1940 - 1941: Groves, Thomas E. & Gilbride William, (off) Russell, Mrs F. M.

1941 - 1949: Gilbride, William

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38 Sewell Street / 78 George Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Late Victorian / Early Federation - Georgian / Decorative Free Classical

38 Sewell Street (previously was no. 88) and 78 George St is a single-storey corner shop constructed in rendered masonry and limestone. There are low-pitched roofs behind a classically derived parapet wall. The shop is designed as a corner building, with its entrance set on the former and flanked by display windows. Over the opening is a bull-nosed roof verandah on timber posts. Above the shopfront there is an entablature with an elaborately decorative balustrade. 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 and an example of the capacity for adaptation of the first generation of buildings.

HISTORY

1912 - The Black Angels were a gang of young women who were often accused and arrested in the period 1906-1913- for prostitution in both Perth, and at an ‘immoral’ house or brothel at the corner of 38 Sewell and George Sts, in East Fremantle in 1912. Read the full account under Notable People, or specifically for this address:  (reference)

1944 FATAL FALL INTO ASH DUMP John Murray (12), of 38 Sewell street, East Fremantle, sustained fatal burns when he fell into a dump of hot ashes near the Anchorage Butchers works at Coogee at about 10.30 am yesterday. Unaware of the danger, he ran down a hill, stumbled and fell into the smouldering cinders. He was taken in a St John ambulance to the Fremantle Hospital where he died at about 7 pm. (reference)

1945 Men Gaoled For Fremantle Theft- Six men have been arrested on charges connected with recent robberies in seaside districts. The 6 men arrested were: Matthew Mark Luke John Vosloo (30), (a South African), laborer, of Sewell-st., East Fremantle: James Archibald Murray (45), letter-carrier, of Sewell-st… (reference)

RESIDENTS

1911 - 1916: Albury, Charles

1918 - 1921: Albury, Spencer C.

1923 - 1925: Else, Albert E.

1927: Perry, Mrs. H.

1928 - 1932: Sorrell, John L.

1934 - 1937: James, Charles

1937 - 1939: Waters, William A.

1940 - 1941: Davey, Stan F.

1946: Murray, Mrs. C. C.

1947: Rose, Reginald

1949: Groves, George

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38 George Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Free Classical Influences

No 38 George Street is a former single storey shop and residence adapted for residential use. It is constructed of rendered masonry with skillion roofs behind a classically derived parapet wall. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a centrally located front door flanked by arched head windows. The original shop fronts have been removed to make way for more domestic scaled windows and doors.

HISTORY

1916 Birth: at 38 George-street, East Fremantle, and late of East Perth, the wife of Private H. W. Summerell, A.I.F., Blackboy Hill—a son. Both well. (reference)

AIF 1916, HORTON William James (Regimental number 3236) Occupation , 38 George Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia, Age at embarkation 31, Next of kin Mrs Maud Horton AIF Record  NAA Record

1928: While riding a bicycle at the intersection of East-street and Canning-road, East Fremantle, yesterday, George Brown, of 38 George-street East Fremantle, collided with a motorcycle driven by Harold Edward Olsen. Brown was thrown from his machine, and was taken to the Fremantle Hospital where after treatment., for a broken collarbone he was allowed to go home. (reference)

1931- Beatrice Mills, married woman, of James-street, Cannington, said that on June 3 she went in a motor car to the St. James Park estate with Mrs. Halkett and Miss Halkett (now Mrs. Leisk) from their shop at George-street, East Fremantle. They were met by Mr. Roche and shown over house on the estate. Mr. Roche pointed out to Mrs. Halkett and her daughter a Corner block, which he said would be suitable for a shop. He wanted them to buy the land, but they asked for time to think it over...(reference)

 1945: MRS TURNER and Family, of 38 George-street, East Fremantle, desire to THANK all kind friends and relatives for telegrams, floral tributes, cards, letters and personal expressions of sympathy in their recent sudden loss. (reference)

 1945: FREMANTLE MAN KILLED. A collision between a utility truck and a bicycle had a tragic sequel in very unusual circumstances at Fremantle this afternoon. According to a police report, George McKee, of 50 Petra street, Palmyra, was riding a bicycle at the junction of Edward and Queen Victoria street, Fremantle, about 5.15 p.m. today, when he was involved in a collision with a utility truck, driven by Ernest Benjamin Turner (46) , of 38 George street. East Fremantle. McKee fell from his machine but was not injured. Arising out of the mishap a dispute arose… Later the Fremantle police and the St. John ambulance were advised that Turner had been injured..John Eric Kelman (34), married, of 42 Cantonment street, Fremantle, was charged with having unlawfully killed Ernest Benjamin Turner. (reference)

1946: The engagement is announced between Fay, youngest daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. E. B. Turner, of 38 George-street. East Fremantle. and John Robert (Jack) only son of Mr and Mrs H J Rowney, of 76 George-st., East Fremantle. (reference)

 1952 AUCTION: At an auction by J. J. and F. G. Higham, a shop and dwelling at 38 George-street, East Fremantle, was passed in at £530. Bidding began at £400. (reference)

 1953: Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Mulcahy, of 38 George-street, East Fremantle, announce the engagement of their only daughter, Patricia Agnes, to Robert Harold, guardian son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Law, of 41 Sewell-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1912: Lattery, Joseph (bootmaker)

1913: Giuseppe, La Torre (bootmaker)

1914 - 1916: Greet, Mrs L. (confr)

1917: Dockerty, Mrs G. (small goods)

1918: Cole, Ernest H. (stnr)

1919: Vacant

1920: Miragllotta, Frank (bootmaker)

1921: Tegerdine, William James (plumber)

1922: Bryan, George (plumber)

1923 - 1926: Stevenson, George (greengrocer)

1927 - 1928: Brown, Thomas G. (greengrocer)

1929 - 1930: Halkett, Mrs Mary (soft drinks)

1931 - 1932: Lee, Gerald (mixed business)

1933 - 1940: Vacant

1940 - 1943: Dodd, Robert

1944 - 1945: Vacant

1946 - 1949: Turner, Mrs Jessie I. (hairdresser)

1953 Mulcahy

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Glasson Park (41-61 George Street)

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Glasson Park is a small park with lawns, mature trees, half basketball court and children’s play equipment. The park is located on the corner of George Street and Glyde Street.

HISTORY

1899 NATIVE QUARREL AT PLYMPTON, UNEXPECTED DEATH OF A BLACKFELLOW. In a paddock at Plympton, leased from Mr. James Pearse by Messrs. Forrest, Emanuel, and Co, there is a camp of natives. Blacks from various parts of the colony—York, Albany, New Norcia, Canning, and Esperance—have gathered there, and when they succeed in obtaining "firewater" from the whites a quarrel invariably results. On Friday night last a quarrel between a gin and a half-caste girl ended in the latter fainting. While a crippled native, named "Hoppy" Chowall, was endeavouring to bring the girl round her cousin, Andrew Curenit, came up and threw a kerosene tin of water over both. This appears to have incensed Chowall greatly. He returned in half an hour with a stolen axe, with which he dealt Curenit three murderous blows (reference)

In the early days of the Colony George Pearse was given the land that became Plympton. He leased some land in the centre of Plympton to Forrest, Emanuel and Co. who used it as a slaughterhouse. They also operated a piggery on Canning Highway and there began to be complaints about the ‘noxious industry’- particularly when the East wind would blow the smells directly into Plympton.

1899 At a meeting of the East Fremantle Local Board of Health recently, a long discussion took place concerning an alleged nuisance caused on and near the Canning-road, east of Preston Point road, by the presence there of Messrs. Forrest, Emanuel and Co.'s stockyard and piggery. (reference). 1903 SLAUGHTERMEN'S work conditions:(reference)

1902- Herbert Baker (1876-1951) operated BAKER BROS- butchers from 1902-1933 -a large butchery on George, Hubble and Glyde Streets - where Glasson Park is now. After a disastrous fire there in 1933, the land was cleared. (see more  information on Bakers life at https://fremantlestuff.info/people/bakerherbert.html). He started a smaller butchers at 44 Hubble St. The block occupied by Baker Bros, is bounded on three sides by Hubble-street, George-street and Glyde-street, and is one block; south of Canning-road in the business section of East Fremantle. (reference)

AIF 1916, STEPHEN William (Regimental number 1986) Occupation Blacksmith, address given -97 Hubble Street, East Fremantle, Single, Age at embarkation 23. Next of kin Mrs. Mary Stephen NAA Record AIF Record  97 Hubble st in 1916 was the registered address of Baker Brothers Butchers (now Glasson Park)  Perhaps William Stephen lived onsite and worked as a blacksmith for the company. This address lasted until 1934.


1933 SPECTACULAR FIRE- BUTCHERS' PLANT GUTTED ESTIMATED DAMAGE, £20,000. In a spectacular fire which destroyed the large butchering and ice-making plant of Baker Bros., at East Fremantle, late yesterday afternoon, damage estimated at £20,000 was caused within an hour. The fire brigades were handicapped by an inadequate supply of water, probably due to the unprecedented demand on the mains following the abnormal heat of the day. Many of the fire hoses could not be filled, and others delivered only small streams of water until Water Supply Department workmen cut off certain mains to increase the pressure. Detonations of bursting oil drums, which shot showers of sparks and burning material into the air, the temporary engulfing of surrounding premises under a pall of acrid black smoke, the destruction of a lofty condenser tower, which was converted into a mammoth torch, and the crashing of a 60ft. steel smoke stack above the engine room, were features of the conflagration, which was watched by big crowds. (reference)


Glasson Park was named after The Glasson  family -Cornelius Glasson was an ex-councillor of East Fremantle ( d 1912) , (reference) and his son William Glasson was the secretary of the Coastal Dock, Rivers and Harbor Workers' Union (d 1959).

May 1953 Volunteers Lay Floor For Centre- A group of helpful people met at East Fremantle children's play centre yesterday to lay a floor. They hoped to make the Centre more comfortable for the 50 small children attending. Centre is a-building owned by East Fremantle Council- an old butcher's shop and freezing works at the corner of Hubble-st and George-st, East Fremantle. Centre, run by parents in East Fremantle, conducted an independent kindergarten and it was feared that the concrete floor would be a danger to the children's health in the winter. A number of parents volunteered to lay a wooden floor and the Perth firm of A Parkinson coped with the difficult task of attaching bearers to the concrete with a powder actuated "gun" which fires a bolt by an explosive charge directly through the wooden bearer and Into the concrete in one motion. By this method 2 men were able to fasten all the bearers in about an hour. Centre secretary M. D. Finlayson said yesterday. It is hoped to convert the building into a modern kindergarten. They would welcome assistance. (reference)


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48 George Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Stone Section: Victorian Georgian - Corner Section: Federation Free Classical

48 George Street is a single storey shop (built 1905) that was constructed in two phases. It is constructed of limestone and brick on the west side and rendered masonry on the east side. The roofs are mainly skillion with one located behind a masonry parapet wall. A 'M' format roof addresses a section of George Street. All openings have brick quoins. The verandah wraps around the corner and spans a portion of the George Street facade. Above the verandah there are panelled parapets with a pediment on the corner. The parapet is divided in plan by piers and in recent times Cornucopia urns have been added to these piers.

HISTORY

1898 Matilda Drummond was a resourceful and enterprising woman. She started her own store at 44 George St in 1898, took on a husband George LACEY in 1901, and then, after his death in 1909, moved to this corner store at 48 George Street (diagonally across the road) before retiring in 1919, handing on the business to her nephew Alfred James Marie. You can read more of her story on the website fremantlestuff.info (reference)

1907 The grocery houses in Perth will he closed all day to-morrow (Wednesday) on account of the grocers' annual picnic at Point Walter. Given fine weather, an enjoyable outing is anticipated. (reference)

1919 LACEY : LICENSING NOTICES. To the Licensing Court for the Fremantle District. I, MATILDA LACEY, being the licensee of the premises known as Lacey's Store, at 48 George-street, East Fremantle, do hereby make application for a TRANSFER of the rights and privileges of the Gallon Licence held by me in respect of the said premises to ALFRED JAMES MARIE, of Fremantle. (reference)

1926 The Friends of Mr. Louis Archibald Day, storekeeper, of 48 George-street, East Fremantle, are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late dearly beloved wife Jessie Catherine to the place of interment, the Congregational Cemetery, Karrakatta. (reference)

1926: OBITUARY. The funeral of the late Mrs. Jessie Catherine Day, wife of Mr. L. A. Day, of 48 George-street, East Fremantle, took place on Saturday, April 3, and was largely, attended. The deceased lady, who was born at Jarrahdale, has resided in this State all her life (41 years). She was descended from a very old colonist of this State, and was a daughter of Mr. A. W. Pass. (reference)

1926: On April 1, at 48 George-street, East Fremantle, to Mr. and Mrs L. A. Day-a son.(reference)

1928: Car Registrations, 1920: Lewis A. Day, 48 George-street, East Fremantle, Studebaker. (reference)

1930 To Let CORNER Shop, one large room, reasonable rent. Apply J. Haydon, Grocer, cor. Hubble and George st. East Fremantle. (reference)

1935: Car Registration. 14755. Mr. H. C. Howson, 48 George-street, East Fremantle, Ford. (reference)

1947 Death: suddenly, at his late residence. 48 George-street East Fremantle. Michael Fitzgerald, dearly loved husband of Ida, loved father of George, fond father-in-law of Hazel and loving grandfather of Barry; aged 58 years. Rest in peace. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1910 - 1913: Greet, Mrs. L. (conf)

1914 - 1920: Lacey, Mrs M. (grocer)

1921 - 1928: Day, Louis A. (grocer, wine merchant)

1929 - 1932: Haydon, J. F. (grocer, wine & spirit merchant)

1933 - 1949: Howson, H.T. (grocer, wine & spirits merchant)

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Courtesy of the Town of East Fremantle Heritage Trail, Artist:  Miles Noel   “Comprises a corner shop & 7 terrace residences with distinctive tall capped chimneys. The street’s namesake, George Pearse, arrived in WA in 1829.”

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“Comprises a corner shop & 7 terrace residences with distinctive tall capped chimneys. The street’s namesake, George Pearse, arrived in WA in 1829.”

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50 George Street

50 George Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Late Victorian / Early Federation / Georgian & Simple Free Classical Influences

No 50 George Street is a fine single storey building that is constructed in rendered masonry with low pitched roofs behind a classically derived parapet wall. The place is designed as a corner building with entrances on both the corner and George Street. The corner entrance is flanked by authentic display windows under a skillion roofed verandah supported on timber posts. Above the verandah there is a panelled parapet wall.

HISTORY

1918 The Friends of the late Mr. Wilfred Ellis, formerly Corporal of the 109th Howitzer Battery, 23rd Field Artillery Brigade, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Congregational portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to leave see residence ol his brother. Mr. Ernest Ellis, 50 George-street, East Fremantle (reference)

 1919 ELLIS: On September 19, killed by a sniper's bullet, somewhere in France, Corporal Austin Ellis, the beloved brother of the late Wilfred (A.I.F.) and Ernest Ellis. Inserted by his brother and sister-in-law, 50 George-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1911: Garland, William (fruiterer)

1912 - 1915: Tonkins, Harry J. (fruiterer)

1916 - 1919: Ellis, Ernest (fruiterer)

1920: Vacant

1921 - 1922: Miragallotta, Frank (bootmaker)

1923 - 1945: Ellis, Ernest (mix business)

1946: Wade, Mrs E. (mix business)

1947: Garwood, Thomas (mix business)

1949: Cardwell, Charles L. (mix business)

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64 George Street

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HISTORY

1912: BUSINESSES FOR SALE. £300 BUYS Splendid Business, established 1904. Fine opportunity for young couple. Oils, paints, crockery, glass, ironmongery, and builders requisites. Old age only cause for selling, 64 George-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

 1913: Golden Wedding Anniversary - On December 21, 1863, at Christ Church, Maryborough, Victoria, by the Rev. James Brennan, Cornelius Richard Spurr, to Jane Barker. Present address, 64 George-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

 1917: AUCTIONS. Francis E. Temple. Stock of oilman, colour merchant, and iron monger, at 64 George-street, East Fremantle; ll a.m. (reference)

 1918: In loving memory of Private William Jones Cummings, who laid down his life for his country October 2, 1916, brother of Stanley (on active service), of Cardiff, South Wales. Inserted by his loving brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Cummings, 64 George-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

 1945: MRS LYNCH, 64 George Street, East Fremantle, was delighted to hear from her many friends and customers. Thank you all for your very good wishes. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1914: Spurr, Cornelius R. (hardware merchant)

1915 - 1917: Tart, Samuel (hardware merchant)

1918 - 1922: Cummings, Clarence A. (oil and colour)

1923 - 1926: Spencer, Mrs Annie (store)

1927 - 1928: Amos, William G. (store / ironmongery )

1929 - 1940: Farrington, C. R. (ironmongery)

1940 - 1946: Lynch

1949: Scanlan & Walton (drilling pressure)

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66 George Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Federation Free Classical Style

No 66 George Street is a fine single storey shop constructed in rendered masonry with low pitched roofs behind a classically derived parapet wall. The shop is designed with separate entrances for the residence and shop. The entry to the residence is to the west and the shop entrance is in the centre of the shop façade. The shop entrance is recessed and is flanked by authentic display windows. Both entries sit under a bullnosed roofed verandah supported on turned timber posts with decorative post brackets and a frieze. Above the verandah there is a rendered parapet. The parapet is panelled with a pediment at the centre featuring a cartouche and topped with acroteria. The parapet is divided in plan by piers topped with orbs. At the rear of the shop there is what remains of the attached residence.

HISTORY

1905 I SAY! I SAY!  I SAY! C. E. FORDHAM is the CHEAPEST BOOTMAN IN FREMANTLE. Repairs and Measures Cheaply and Neatly Executed. ADDRESS 66 GEORGE STREET, EAST FREMANTLE. A TRIAL KINDLY SOLICITED. (reference) (see photo)

1908: BANKRUPTCY In the Matter of CHARLES EDMUND FORDHAM, Bootmaker, of 66 George-street, East Fremantle. Notice is hereby given that a MEETING of the CREDITORS of the above named Charles Edmund Fordham, of 66 George-street, East Fremantle…(reference)

 1919 E. E. EVANS, Cash Draper, 66 George-street East Fremantle, wants to inform you that his Stock is now replete with Novelties, including Voiles, Muslins, Silks, Cambrics, and Bengalines. Pretty Blouses and shapely Corsets, designed by leading makers, are well represented. And all selling at the usual low prices.(reference)

 1924 Car Registration. 6145 -Durant, E. T. Chapman, 66 George-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

 1929 Birth: at their residence, 66 George-street, East Fremantle, to Mr. and Mrs. R. McLeod — a daughter (Helen Margaret). Both well. (reference)

 1931 CROSSWORD PUZZLE. THIRD PRIZE, 10/-. Mr. H Lowth, 66 George-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

 1934: The western Suburban Churches Badminton Association invites application for affiliation from church clubs situated in Perth, Fremantle or between those cities. The next council meeting will be held on Friday, April 20, when it is proposed to arrange the pennant series for the current season. Those interested are requested to communicate with the hon. secretary (Mr. H. Lowth), 66 George-street, East Fremantle. (Tel. FM1098 (reference)

AIF ZINNECKER ERNEST JAMES : Service Number - 81217 : Date of birth - 13 Dec 1909 : Place of birth - KAWANA WA : Place of enlistment - PERTH : Next of Kin - ZINNECKER MABEL

 1949 Racing Breeders, Owners & Trainers Association of WA-The name of the trustees: Albert McGilvray of 4 Short-street, Bayswater and Ernest James Zinneker of 66 George-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912: Campbell, Miss D. (dressmaker)

1913 - 1920: Evans, E. E. (draper)

1921: Jones, Stanley

1922 - 1927: Chapman, Edward I. (draper)

1928 - 1929: Chapman, E. E. (draper)

1930 - 1938: Lowth, H. (draper)

1938 - 1949: Zinnecker, Earn J. (hairdresser & tobbacconist)

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76 George Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Georgian / Simple Free Classical Influences

No 76 George Street is a single storey shop constructed in rendered masonry with low pitched roofs behind a classically derived parapet wall. The shop is designed as a corner building with its entrance set on the corner. At the rear of the shop is the remaining attached residence. 

HISTORY

1927 Notice is hereby given that all CREDITORS and other persons having CLAIMS or DEMANDS upon or against the ESTATE of FREDERICK SAMUEL GROSSER, formerly of 76 George-street East Fremantle in the State of Western Australia Butcher ...(reference)

 1927 Car Registration, 12509: William R. Sweeney, 76 George-street, East Fremantle, Rugby. (reference)

1936 PERTH CHILDREN’S COURT. Too Much Starch. For having sold sausages containing more than the required percentage of starch, Hedley John Rowney, of 76 George-street, East Fremantle, and G. A. Baker, of Helena-street, East Guildford, were each fined £2, with £3/151 and £3/16/ costs, respectively. (reference)

 1946: The engagement is announced between Fay, youngest daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. E. B. Turner, of 38 George-street, East Fremantle, to John Robert (Jack), only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Rowney, of 76 George-street, East Fremantle, late of Norwood, S.A. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1911 - 1914: Anderson, William F. (store)

1915: Coster, James (store)

1916 - 1926: Grosser, Fred S. (butcher)

1927: Grosser, Ern (butcher)

1928: Sweeny, W. R. (butcher)

1929 - 1932: Rowney Bros. (butchers)

1933 - 1947: Rowney, H. J. (butcher)

1949: Tolam & Mias (butchers)

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77 George Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Federation Free Classical style

No 77-85 George Street is a fine two storey building comprised of four shops and residences. The place is constructed in rendered masonry with low pitched roofs behind a classically derived parapet wall. The shops are designed as a corner and mid-block suite building. There is a separate entrance for the sole residence on Sewell Street. The corner shop has a corner entrance. A cantilevered awning follows the line of the building and spans across most of the facades. Most of the shop fronts have been modified. Above the awning are pairs of single pane double hung sash windows surrounded with rendered architraves. Each pair of windows identifies a dwelling. A pilaster divides each shop and residence. The top of the parapet is terminated with an entablature. There are a further two single storey shops attached to the eastern side of the building.

HISTORY

1937- Mr. Reg Ibbotson, of Harvey, left during: the week to take up residence at East Fremantle where he is to engage in business pursuits. (reference)

1938 NOTICES UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY ACT In the matter of Reginald Montague Ibbotson and Irene Mary Ibbotson, trading as J. Ibbotson, grocers of 77 George-street. East Fremantle,debtors, under a deed of assignment dated 4th May. 1938. (reference)

1939 Auction- Arnott and Co: Contents of secondhand furniture store, on Premises 77 George-st. East Fremantle ( reference)

1942 FOR Sale or Lease. 3-year-old Filly, by Domfred-Sweet Adellne. Particulars. 77 George-st.. East Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1936: Smith, Leslie G. (store)

1936 - 1938: Arnott, H. K. (grocer)

1938 - 1942: Ibbottson

1942 - 1947: Robertson (grocer & refreshment rooms)

1949: Casley & Judge (grocer and refreshment rooms)

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Federation Free Classical style

No 77-85 George Street is a fine two storey building comprised of four shops and residences. The place is constructed in rendered masonry with low pitched roofs behind a classically derived parapet wall. The shops are designed as a corner and mid-block suite building. There is a separate entrance for the sole residence on Sewell Street. The corner shop has a corner entrance. A cantilevered awning follows the line of the building and spans across most of the facades. Most of the shop fronts have been modified. Above the awning are pairs of single pane double hung sash windows surrounded with rendered architraves. Each pair of windows identifies a dwelling. A pilaster divides each shop and residence. The top of the parapet is terminated with an entablature. There are a further two single storey shops attached to the eastern side of the building.

HISTORY

1905 A. BAKER, Hairdresser, Tobacconist, Stationer and Newsagent, 79 GEORGE ST., E. FREMANTLE. A choice collection of Fancy Goods, Glassware, Crockery and all SCHOOL REQUISITES Always in Stock (reference) Se photo

1905 HAIRDRESSERS.-First-class Man required for Today (Saturday), wages 15s. And meals. Apply Baker, 79 George-st., East Fremantle. (reference)

1914 For Sale, cheap, Bay Gelding- 16 hands, perfect in saddle and harness. Apply 79 George-st. East Fremantle. (reference)

AIF 1915 Charles Edmund Fordham (Son of Charles and Jane Fordham) embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916. Died on the Western Front 7 February 1917 AIF Record NAA Record Parents lived in View Terrace (number not known), East Fremantle in 1916, then moved to 79 George Street in 1918. 

1928: Accident: On February 6, Mr. F. R. Peterson, the well-known Fremantle photographer, was unfortunate enough to collide with a child, Norman Gore, eight years of age. As a result of the collision the child died, and the inquest was held on Tuesday last by Mr. H. J. Craig, R.M., who delivered the-following verdict: "That Norman Gore came to his death at Fremantle on February from injuries caused in a collision with a motor car driven by Frank Reinhold Peterson; in Canning Road, East Fremantle, on the same date. That the injuries were caused accidentally." Evidence disclosed at the inquest indicated that the accident was not the fault of Mr. Peterson, who did everything possible to avert the collision. Jean Theresa Gore, ten years of age, residing at 79 George-street, East Fremantle, said she was walking along Canning-road with her brother Norman. "We were walking on the road, nearly in the gutter," she said. "On the left-hand side of the road going west we met our brother Albert, who took a hand cart from Norman and went ahead of us. I heard a car coming from behind. Norman was next to the footpath and when I heard the car coming. I caught hold of his shift and held him and told him not to move as the car was coming. Just as the car got close to us I let go my hold of Norman and he immediately started to run across the road, and the next thing I saw was a motor car knocking him down. After knocking Norman down the motor car travelled the distance between two telegraph posts. I screamed and ran to the corner of the street away from where my brother was lying. I saw a man pick up my brother and put him in a motor car. I heard no sound of motor horn, but I saw the car coming when I looked round a good way off.” (Reference) Petersen lived at 28 Silas St

1950 For sale DELIVERY Bicycle, with basket, new tyres. Robins, 79 George-st.East Fremantle. L2913. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1910 : Alford Phil, newsagent & tbcust

1911 : Harper Bros. Thos. fruitr

1912 - 1917 : Harper, Thos, fruitr

1918 - 1922 : Fordham, Chas E, btmkr

1923 - 1925 : Hughes, Wm. btmkr

1926 : Vacant

1927 : Mullaney, Jas J

1928 : Gore, C L, Fish & Chips

1929 : Rumble, Jos, fish & chips

1930 - 1932 : Kwong, C grngrcr

1933 : Main, Albert & Olson, James

1934 - 1940 : Davy F W, btchr1941 : Davy F.W. (Butcher)

1942 - 1944 : Davy F.B. (Butcher)

1945 - 1946 : Baker WM. C (Butcher)

1947 : Burton & Sons (Butcher)

1949 : Burton H.D. (Butcher)

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Federation Free Classical style

No 77-85 George Street is a fine two storey building comprised of shops and residences. The place is constructed in rendered masonry with low pitched roofs behind a classically derived parapet wall. The shops are designed as a corner and mid-block suite building. There is a separate entrance for the sole residence on Sewell Street. The corner shop has a corner entrance. A cantilevered awning follows the line of the building and spans across most of the facades. Most of the shop fronts have been modified. Above the awning are pairs of single pane double hung sash windows surrounded with rendered architraves. Each pair of windows identifies a dwelling. A pilaster divides each shop and residence. The top of the parapet is terminated with an entablature. There are a further two single storey shops attached to the eastern side of the building.

HISTORY

1945: NOTICE to Creditors and Claimants. Re ROBERTSON, Sarah Mary Ann, late of 81 George-street, East Fremantle, Married Woman, deceased, intestate. (reference)

1945: The Friends of the late Mrs Sarah Robertson, of 81 George Street, East Fremantle, dearly beloved wife of John William are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred to the Church of England portion of the Fremantle Cemetery- The Funeral will leave her late residence. 81 George-street, East Fremantle, at 3.30 o'clock. (reference)

1946: The list of missing people was added to last night by a request to the police that a search be instituted for George Daniel Robertson (79), who left his home at 81 George-street, East Fremantle, early yesterday afternoon and has not returned. He suffers from loss of memory and, if spoken to, may be able to give his name but no other particulars about himself. He is a thinly-built man, 5ft. 4in. in height. (reference)

1946 MISSING MAN FOUND. George Daniel Robertson (79), of 83 George-street, East Fremantle, who on Tuesday night was reported to be missing, was found about 7.10 a.m. yesterday in a waiting shed in Stirling-highway, near the rope works, and was taken to his home. He had apparently been wandering most of the night. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1912: Whittlesea & Smith (butchers)

1913 - 1915: Grosser, Frederick S. (butcher)

1916: Vacant

1917 - 1922: Taylor, Mrs M. (draper)

1923: Stephenson, Miss L. (dressmaker)

1924: Stephenson, E. R. (mfr jewellery) & Stephenson, Miss L. (dressmaker)

1925: Logan, Mrs W. (mlnr)

1926 - 1928: Thornett, Miss Flora (dressmaker)

1929: Russell, Mrs C. Sinclair & Keys (Mesdames, dressmakers)

1930 - 1937: Sinclair & Keys (Mesdames, dressmakers)

1937 - 1939: Vacant

1939 - 1941: Masters, Mrs C. (dressmaker)

1942: Robertson Mrs Sarah

1944: Vacant

1945 - 1949: Schradir, Mrs Ethel M.

81 George St- Fred Grosser Butcher Shop and delivery carts, Battye library 67698P

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Federation Free Classical style

No 77-85 George Street is a fine two storey building comprised of four shops and residences. The place is constructed in rendered masonry with low pitched roofs behind a classically derived parapet wall. The shops are designed as a corner and mid-block suite building. There is a separate entrance for the sole residence on Sewell Street. The corner shop has a corner entrance. A cantilevered awning follows the line of the building and spans across most of the facades. Most of the shop fronts have been modified. Above the awning are pairs of single pane double hung sash windows surrounded with rendered architraves. Each pair of windows identifies a dwelling. A pilaster divides each shop and residence. The top of the parapet is terminated with an entablature. There are a further two single storey shops attached to the eastern side of the building.

HISTORY

1916-THORBJORNSEN Gabriel Andreas - Nationality : Norwegian - Application Form for Registration as Alien maintained under War Precautions (Aliens Registered) Regulations 1916-1920

1924: For sale- Stock valued £400. must sell this week. A general Drapery Business, good position. Two good living rooms, low rent. Owner leaving for England. 83 GEORGE-STREET. East Fremantle. (reference)

1927: In loving memory of my dear brother, Pte. John Clarke, 406, 11th Batt., killed in action, France, August 13, 1918. Inserted by his loving sister and brother-in-law Myra and William Hughes, 83 George-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1928: FREMANTLE SHOOTING CASE. In the Fremantle Police Court yesterday Mr. H. J. Craig, R.M., and Mr. F. E. Gibson, J.P., committed Harold William Hitchcock for trial at the next session of the Criminal Court on a charge of having, on March 2 at Fremantle, discharged a firearm at Lucy Hitchcock with intent to kill. Sergt. Gallagher prosecuted and Mr. F. G. Unmack appeared for the accused. William James Hughes, bootmaker, who has a shop at 83 George-street, East Fremantle said that he resided next door to accused's wife. On the afternoon of March 2 accused entered his shop and invited witness to come and have a drink. (reference) (see Notable People- Duperouzel for full account of this crime)

1928 The Friends of the late Mr. David Hughes, of Dorothy-street, Fremantle, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Church of England Cemetery, Fremantle. The Funeral will leave the residence of his brother, Mr. William J. Hughes, 83 George-street, East Fremantle...(reference)

1941: The Friends of the late Mr. William Hughes, Bootmaker, of 83 George-street, East Fremantle, are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Anglican portion of the FREMANTLE Cemetery. (reference)

1942: Elizabeth Anne Nicol (24), married, of 83 George-street, East Fremantle, was found in a dazed condition near the corner of Queen Victoria and Point streets, Fremantle, about 2 am Saturday...Interviewed by the police, Mrs Nicol said that after getting out of a taxi to catch a tram she felt a heavy blow in the back and did not remember anything else. (reference)

1948: The Friends of the late Mr. George Daniel Robinson, of 83 George-street, East Fremantle, loved brother of Alice and loved brother-in-law of Charles Leggett, are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Roman Catholic Cemetery- The Funeral is appointed to leave the residence, 83 George-street, East Fremantle, (reference)

1951: Death- at Fremantle, Alice, dearly loved wife of Charles Leggett, of 83 George-street, East Fremantle; aged 79 Wears. R.I.P. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1912 - 1914: Freeman, Mrs M. (dressmaker)

1915 - 1916: Taylor, Mrs M. (draper)

1917: Thorbjornsen, Gabriel

1918 - 1920: Vacant

1921: Browne, Mrs K. (dressmaker)

1922: Else, Albert E. (draper)

1923: Solomon, Samuel M.

1924: Thornton, Mrs M. (dressmaker)

1925: Rannard, Arthur (furn mt)

1926: Hughes, William (bootmaker) & Spinold, Mrs Myra

1927 - 1942: Hughes, William (bootmaker)

1942 - 1946: Nicholls, Mrs.

1947: Lengrim, Mrs B.

1949: Leggett, Charles

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Federation Free Classical style

No 77-85 George Street is a fine two storey building comprised of four shops and residences. The place is constructed in rendered masonry with low pitched roofs behind a classically derived parapet wall. The shops are designed as a corner and mid-block suite building. There is a separate entrance for the sole residence on Sewell Street. The corner shop has a corner entrance. A cantilevered awning follows the line of the building and spans across most of the facades. Most of the shop fronts have been modified. Above the awning are pairs of single pane double hung sash windows surrounded with rendered architraves. Each pair of windows identifies a dwelling. A pilaster divides each shop and residence. The top of the parapet is terminated with an entablature. There are a further two single storey shops attached to the eastern side of the building.

HISTORY

1917 The Friends of Mr. John Senior, bootmaker, of 85 George-Street, East Fremantle, are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late dearly beloved wife, Ann, mother of Mr. Albert Senior, (Sydney), Mrs FW Lovell (Perth), Mrs AD Mitchell (Northam), Mr. Alfred Senior (Sydney) and Mrs A Humfrey (South Fremantle), to the place of interment. the Wesleyan portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. (reference)

1928 WOMAN WOUNDED. No 85 George-street, East Fremantle, was the scene yesterday afternoon shortly after five o'clock, of a sensational shooting as the result of which Mrs. Lucy Cleo Jean Hitchcock (27) is now in the Fremantle Hospital under treatment for a bullet wound in the face. (reference) (See details of this case in Notable People- Dupereuzel)

1934 PORT BETTING CHARGES. Two Men Arrested. George Patrick Foley (46) commission agent and Charles Cox (36) commission agent, were arrested in Fremantle this morning by P.C.C.'s Kelman and Kelliker on charges of having kept and used premises at 74 High-street, Fremantle, and 85 George-street, East Fremantle, respectively, as common betting houses. (reference)

1935: In the Fremantle Police Court yesterday the Magistrate (Mr. H. J. Craig, R.M.) Inflicted fines totalling £45 on three men who admitted having kept common betting houses or places for betting last Saturday afternoon. Charles William Harry Cox (37), commission agent, was fined £20, with 10/ costs, in connection with premises at 85 George-street, East Fremantle; Frederick James McKenzie (27) clerk, was fined £15, with 10/ costs, for keeping premises at 62 Market-street, Fremantle; and John Harold Beattie (24), clerk, was fined £10, with 16/ costs, in connection with premises at 128 George-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1945: Wanted to buy - Urgently: Child's car, 5 to 6 years, to strengthen leg. After long illness. 85 George-street. East Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1918: Senior, John (bootmaker)

1919: Gower, Mrs Annie E.

1920: Day, William F. (fishmonger)

1921 - 1922: Cole, Archibald (fishmonger)

1923: Vacant

1924: Griffiths, Mrs Charlotte (confr)

1925 - 1926: Martin, Misses S & M (small and mix goods)

1927: Wright, Joseph (mixed goods)

1928: Hitchcock, Harold W.

1929 - 1930: Marnham, Mrs Ellen C. D. R.

1931 - 1932: Halkett, Mrs M. E. (mix business)

1933 - 1937: Cox, C. (tobacconist & hairdresser)

1937 - 1938: Adams, K. (tobacconist)

1938 - 1944: Beisley, Frederick (tobacconist)

1945 - 1946: Vacant

1947 - 1949: Wray, G.T. (fishmonger)

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Late Victorian / Early Federation / Free Classical

No 88 George Street is a pair of restored shop fronts with new shops and a residence to the rear. It is constructed in brickwork, rendered masonry and limestone with corrugated iron roofing. The shops are designed as a mid block building. The front facade is symmetrically planned with entrances and display windows mirrored around a dividing wall. A bullnosed roof verandah on timber posts spans the shop fronts. The verandah is supported on timber posts.
The original building’s rear portions were removed and the current shops and residences were constructed in their place.

HISTORY

1904 The selection ballot, of the East Fremantle branch of the P.L.P. (Political Labor Party) for a candidate at the forthcoming municipal election will take place to-morrow, as between Messrs C. E. Fordham and F.W, Lovell. The poll will open in 2 o'clock, at Mr Brown's shop at Canning-road, and close at 9 p.m. (reference)

1906 REVISION COURT. EAST FREMANTLE ELECTORATE. Any persons who have received notice of their names being objected to on the Roll may LEAVE at either of the undermentioned addresses the NOTICES received and authority. Arrangements will be made for a gentleman to appear on their behalf.at the Revision Court and save them both time and expense: C. E. Fordham, George-street; E. Brownes. Canning-road. C. G. Rutherford. Hon. Secretary, East Fremantle P.L.P. (reference)

1907. The fortnightly meeting of the East Fremantle Council was held last night. The Mayor (Mr. S. Thomson) presided, and there were also present- Crs. Bennett, Farrington, Mills, Allen, Angwln, and Fordham. (reference)

1907 EAST FREMANTLE. Apart from the tramway referendum the only vote was that in the Central ward where Cr. J. Donaldson was opposed by Mr. A. Ellery. The latter had the support of the Labor Party which counts pretty heavily in Plympton, while the retiring councillor was handicapped by the indifference of his friends...  (reference)

1929 Car registration Transfer: 15924: From Charlotte Wenham to William Ebbs, 88 George-street East Fremantle, Chevrolet. (reference).

See Wenham family under Notable People.

1933- New member Children’'s club; Bob Tucker, 88 George-street, East Fremantle; (reference)

RESIDENTS

1904 - 1911: Fordham, Charles E. (boot & shoe dealer)

1915 - 1916: Every, Charles (fishmonger)

1917: Vacant

1920: Fordham, Mrs Jane (fruiterer)

1921 - 1927: Wenham, Arthur & Wenham, Mrs Charles (fruiterer)

1928 - 1932: Wenham, Mrs Charlotte

1933 - 1936: Turner, Mrs Kathleen

1936 - 1937: Vacant

1937 - 1941: Middleton, R. D. (greengrocer)

1941 - 1942: Vacant

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90 George Street

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HISTORY

1913 For sale, several white Counterpanes, gent's Trousers, Underpants, Primus, Cooking

Stoves, Sofa, Cushions, good clean order. 90 George-st., East Fremantle. (reference)

1929 Transfer Car Registrations 17169, from Arthur Rex to Norman Williams, 90 George-street, East Fremantle, Morris Cowley. (reference)

1936: The engagement is announced of Mona, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Watkins, of 19 Ivanhoe-street, Bassendean, to Norman, second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Williams, of 90 George Street, East Fremantle.(Reference)

1949 For sale- FISH and chips with accommodation, all necessary plant, price including furniture £950. or near offer. 90 George-st., East Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1914 - 1938: Williams John G. (tobacconist & hairdresser)

1938 - 1941: Partlon, John

1941 - 1945: Williams, T. G.

1946: Williams, John G.

1947: Kjellgreen, G. W.

1949: Wallis, Perc (fishmonger)

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Federation Cottage Orné

107 George Street is a fine single storey corner shop and seven attached residences. They are constructed in brick and rendered masonry designed in a rich rendering of the Federation Cottage Orné style. The shop is designed as a corner shop with a pediment over the door. While the front part of the shop is in tuck pointed brick the remainder is constructed in limestone with brick quoins.

HISTORY

1913 Sister and sister-in-law of David and Annie Lamb, residents of No. 107 George-street, East Fremantle, died of premature childbirth. (Reference)

AIF 1917, FOSTER Cyril (Regimental number 7296) Occupation Labourer, 107 George, Single, Age at embarkation 18. Next of kin Mrs M A Lamb

1928 Vehicle Registration. 15475, Geo. H. Green, 107 George-street, East Fremantle, Essex. (Reference)
1929 Vehicle Registration. 22343, George H. Green, 107 George-street, East Fremantle, De Soto. (Reference)

1942 LICK THOSE JAPS WITH PENNY-A-PLANE STAMPS Already hundreds of Penny-a-Planers have claimed their first Badge of Merit, the 'Sergeant Pilot's' Badge, for having contributed one hundred pennies for comforts for our Fighting Forces. If you have not  claimed yours, fill in your card today and present it to the nearest distributing centre, and you will receive your badge and 'Fighter Pilot's' Card… Help the Penny a Plane Fund to provide comfort for our fighting forces through the Red Cross, Australian Comforts Fund, Y.M.C.A., Salvation Army and Citizens' Reception Council. Stamp out the Jap for a Penny and win promotion through the Penny a-Plane Appeal. PENNY-A-PLANE STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE AT: M.C. Hicks, 107 George St., East Fremantle. (reference)

A gentleman who used to visit me once a year, until he died. He grew up in the area and told me stories of hearing the ships horns and running to the corner shop with his stick and hoop to wait for the comic books to be delivered, which he still owned and brought to show me one day. He was also one of the first graphic designers at the ABC doing it all by hand, a hoarder and gay, which shamed his family, so he told me. Sadly when he died, all his belongings went to auction which I happened to attend not knowing it was him. There was a pile of the comic books and so I asked the auctioneer if they were his and the advised me that the family were ashamed and didn’t want to tell people who he was. So I didn’t buy them as they implied I shouldn’t as it was unlikely him. It wasn’t till afterwards that I found out they were his – if I had known I would have purchased the comics. I did buy a yellow oriental pot which I still have – I think of him often when looking at it. Kind of sad I thought. Smile, CLAIRE Mc GOWAN (20.6.2019)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1919: Lamb, Mrs M. A. (confr)

1920: Lamb, David E. & Lamb, Mrs M. A. (confr)

1921: Green, Mrs Edith (store)

1922 - 1927: Hoyles, Mrs F. (store)

1928 - 1930: Green, E. L.

1931 - 1938: Brown, Harold P. (mixed)

1938 - 1943: Hicks, E. & M. (mixed business & newsagent)

1944 - 1949: Hicks, Mrs M. (mixed business & newsagent)

1950s- Thelma Walter

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Federation Cottage Orné

107 - 121 George Street is a fine single storey shop and seven attached residences. They are constructed in brick and rendered masonry designed in a rich rendering of the Federation Cottage Orné style. The shop is designed as a corner shop with a pediment over the door. While the front part of the shop is in tuck pointed brick the remainder is constructed in limestone with brick quoins. The houses are constructed in limestone and tuck pointed brick. They are divided by parapet walls and have gable roofs. The gables have elaborately decorative barges with applied oriel style niches and sculptures. The roofscape features tall chimneys with chimney caps. 

1939: BUILDERS.TENDERS are invited For ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS, RENOVATIONS to 107, 109, 111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 George-street. East Fremantle, for ALLEN and NICHOLAS. F.R.LA.. W.A. Architects, 11 Henry-street. Fremantle .(Reference)

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Courtesy of the Town of East Fremantle Heritage Trail, Artist:  Miles Noel   “Comprises a corner shop & 7 terrace residences with distinctive tall capped chimneys. The street’s namesake, George Pearse, arrived in WA in 1829.”

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“Comprises a corner shop & 7 terrace residences with distinctive tall capped chimneys. The street’s namesake, George Pearse, arrived in WA in 1829.”

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109 George Street


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Federation Cottage Orné
No. 109 George Street is one of a seven attached residences. They are constructed in brick and rendered masonry designed in a rich rendering of the Federation Cottage Orné style. The houses are constructed in limestone and tuck pointed brick. They are divided by parapet walls and have gable roofs. The gables have elaborately decorative barges with applied oriel style niches and sculptures. The roofscape features tall chimneys with chimney caps. 

HISTORY

1911 Dear Auntie Nell, I was very unfortunate in not being able to procure a copy of the paper the Saturday my essay appeared, and would feel very much obliged if you could forward me a copy along with the prize I am very pleased to have won. The paper, I think, was either the 17th of 9th of December. I spent Christmas very happily, and enjoyed myself immensely. On Boxing Day, my mother, my two brothers (Dave and Jim) and myself went to the popular resort of Fremantle known as the South Beach. My brother Dave says he would like to write to you and become one of your many nephews, so you may expect a letter from him shortly. From this forward I will watch "The Daily News" for more essays. Wishing you the season's greetings, - I remain, your loving nephew, JACK O’BRIEN, 109 George-street, East Fremantle. (Reference)

1918- War Casualty. Mrs. M. Treloar of 109 George-street, East Fremantle, received word that her son, Cecil Treloar, has been wounded (second occasion). (Reference)

1930 Lottery winner. Ray O'Brien, 109 George-street, East Fremantle, 22,405. (Reference)

1935 FINED FOR ASSAULT-This is a pretty bad case, commented Mr. H. J. Craig, S.M., in the Fremantle Police Court yesterday, when he convicted Albert Arnold Dungey on two charges or unlawful assault and one charge of using abusive and insulting language. Accused was charged with having unlawfully assaulted his wife at East Fremantle on March 2, and Peter O'Brien, his father-in-law, on; March 10, and with having used abusive and insulting language towards Annie O'Brien, his mother-in-law, on March 2. Gwendoline Dungey said that she was separated from her husband, who usually came to her home, on Sundays to see the children and take them out. On several such occasions he abused her and hit her when she told him that he could not see the children at that moment. He had not paid her any maintenance since January 6. In answer to a question by the magistrate, witness said that she did not want the defendant to see the children. It was not fair that he should, as he paid nothing to keep them and created a disturbance whenever he came to the place. Annie O'Brien and Peter O'Brien gave similar evidence. (Reference)

1937 Death. Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Birt of 109 George-street, East Fremantle, died aged 7 days. (Reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1914: Burton, James

1915: Neave, Albert E.

1916 - 1917: Smith, Albert

1918: Matthews, Robert

1919: Matthews, Mrs Lily

1920 - 1921: Matthews, Robert

1922: Vacant

1923: Lockwood, Mrs E. Jane

1924: Fewster, John Buse

1925 - 1927: Hammond, James

1928 - 1929: Renner, Melville & Trezona, Thomas H.

1930: Trezona, Thomas H.

1931 - 1932: O'Brien, Peter

1933 - 1936: Vacant

1936 - 1937: Healy, T.

1937 - 1938: Birt, Robert

1938 - 1940: Brown, Harold P

1940 - 1944: Vacant

1945 - 1949: Heath, David

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111 George Street


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Federation Cottage Orné

No. 111 George Street is one of a seven attached residences. They are constructed in brick and rendered masonry designed in a rich rendering of the Federation Cottage Orné style. The houses are constructed in limestone and tuck pointed brick. They are divided by parapet walls and have gable roofs. The gables have elaborately decorative barges with applied oriel style niches and sculptures. The roofscape features tall chimneys with chimney caps. 

HISTORY

1913 Birth- On October 4, at 111George street, East Fremantle, the wife of Thomas Alexander Scrimgeour- a son. (Reference)

1914 Death-The late Mr. Henry Sharpe was one of the oldest officers in the service of the W.A.G Railways, and by his fellow workers he was known as "The Commodore." Starting in the Traffic Department, in which he served 12 months, on March 3, 1883, he joined the running branch, and he thus had 32 years service in the railways. During all these years Mr. Sharpe never had an accident or a black mark against him. Until a few weeks prior to his death, he held the position of locomotive driver at Fremantle. He was a native of W.A., and 58 years of age. Mr. Sharpe was a good sport and a keen follower of football, and was the father of Mr. H. Sharpe, the popular skipper of the East Fremantle Football Club. (Reference)

1949 War Service Home given to RH Chinnery, 111 George-street, East Fremantle. (Reference)

RESIDENTS

1911: Brunton, Thomas

1912: Scott, Alexander R.

1913 - 1914: Schablowsky, Mrs. A.

1915 - 1918: Scrimgeour, Thomas A.

1919: Bond, David

1920: Sharpe, Henry

1921: McKay, William

1922: Wilson, Herbert R.

1923 - 1932: McGeoch, William David

1933 - 1934: Vacant

1934 - 1937: Barwise, Miss A.

1937 - 1940: Barwise, Miss Helena

1940 - 1944: Vacant

1945 - 1947: Chinnery, Leonard

1949: Chinnery, Raymond

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