a Brief History of sewell street
George Edward Groundsell Brown and his brother Thomas George Brown both lived in Sewell Street with their families. They were both Lumpers and George was the first person hurt in the 1919 Riot on the Fremantle waterfront. Read his story in Notable People. Members of the Brown family lived variously in Sewell Street at (no 79- now 33 from 1918-1927 Eva Poat (nee Brown)), Thomas (no 27-now 7 from 1922-1926) and (no 67 now 29 from 1929-1940), George Edward (no 63 now 21 from 1929-1932).
1912 Shortly before 9 o'clock on Tuesday night passers-by noticed flames in a house in Sewell street, East Fremantle, occupied by a married woman named Eliza Ptolomy, aged 42, a native of Western Australia, and her two children, Doris, aged about 4 years, and Joseph, aged 2 years. The remains of the unfortunate woman were discovered lying in such a position as gave rise to the conviction that there had been no struggle to escape from the flames. Western Mail
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