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186 South Tce 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 3

Level 3

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of some cultural heritage significance for its contribution to the heritage of Fremantle in terms of its individual or collective aesthetic, historic, social or scientific significance, and /or its contribution to the streetscape, local area and Fremantle. Its contribution to the urban context should be maintained and enhanced.

Statement of Significance

House, 186 South Terrace, is a typical rendered masonry and tile single storey house dating from c1900. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

186 South Terrace is a single storey, rendered masonry and tile house with an asymmetrical facade built by 1910 and designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is hipped and clad with tiles. The verandah wraps around the front façade and has a separate tiled roof supported by concrete/cement posts. There is a front door with sidelight and a set of aluminium sliding windows on the room to the right which protrudes slightly. The house is elevated from street level with a set of steps leading to the front verandah. There is a low level brick wall to the front boundary line and proliferate foliage making further description difficult. This place contains a limestone feature.


South Terrace was formerly called Mandurah Road. It followed the line of ancient Aboriginal tracks and was the main entrance to Fremantle from the south. Mandurah Road used to continue south along the coast, but owing to shifting sand dunes, it was necessary to make a deviation to Douro Road and travel further inland.

House, 186 South Terrace was built in 1900 for John Bateman. By 1901, Margaret Henderson was living in the cottage.

A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1910 shows that the houses at 186, 188, 190, 192, 194 and 196 South Terrace was of similar plan form. All were stone houses of rectangular shape with a projecting front room (rectangular) to the south, with full length front verandahs and centrally located front paths. It would appear that all were built with a bathroom attached to the rear. House, 186 South Terrace also had a small rear verandah. There was a large paved area at the back of the house, and a path linked this with a long weatherboard outbuilding set against the northern boundary. A large area in the middle of yard was marked ‘lawn’ and may have been delineated from the rest of the yard with fencing or a retaining wall. There was a separate fenced area in the very rear of the yard, with a galvanised iron building located in its centre.

Alice O’Henry was the owner in 1930/31. John Pedan lived in the cottage, which at this time was numbered 220 Mandurah Road. Cedric Scally was the owner and occupier of House, 186 South Terrace from c. 1950 until at least the early 1980s. By 1996, the original iron roof had been replaced with tiles.

This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - BROWN -significant for making a positive contribution to the built environment of Fremantle.


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
High degree of authenticity with much original fabric remaining.
(These statements based on street survey only).


Condition assessed as good (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall RENDER Smooth

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

19 Feb 2020


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