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34 Mouat St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1900

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2007

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 1B

Level 1B

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of exceptional cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle and its conservation is required. It is recommended that this place be considered for entry in the Heritage Council of Western Australia's Register of Heritage Places.

Statement of Significance

The place is a modest example of a commercial building dating from the first decades of the twentieth century that forms part of a group of similar places and makes a contribution to the Fremantle Town Centre streetscape. The place is a fine, substantially intact, example of a Federation Warehouse style building that makes a significant contribution to the streetscape. The place is of social significance for associations with Notre Dame University.

Physical Description

Two storey painted brick building with large arched openings on the ground floor and a bull nose verandah (reconstructed to an historic photo, as advised by Notre Dame 2011). The building has a parapet and decorative with engaged low pilasters, decorative cornice, and an arched pediment that has 'Bateman's' appearing in stucco.


Original owners were the Bateman family, who arrived from England in 1830. By 1834 the family had built a stone cottage and a store, John Bateman dealing in provisions for the colonists until his death in 1855. By 1859 the brothers, John and Walter were the Colony's leading importers and exporters, with their own fleet of sailing ships, becoming the biggest ship-owner in WA.

J &W Bateman's, hardware and plumbing supplies, warehouses, etc occupied both sides of Mouat St through to Henry St, including lots 37-38 Mouat St, lots 50-54 Mouat St and lots 67-72, No 47 Henry St.

In the early 1990s the building was converted for use as part of Notre Dame University. Currently (2013), Notre Dame University.

A Heritage Assessment was prepared for 32 Mouat Street (Notre Dame library building) in January 2010 by Philip Griffiths Architects for a DA submission to Council (DA0697/09) for internal alterations; a mezzanine floor, two staircases and a lift.

Other Keywords

The Fremantle MHI management category for this place was amended and adopted by the decision of Council on 28/09/2011.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Tertiary Institution
Original Use COMMERCIAL Warehouse

Architectural Styles

Federation Warehouse

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Painted Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries

Creation Date

06 May 2002

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Last Update

21 Feb 2020


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