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Shire of Peppermint Grove

Place Number

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147 Forrest St Peppermint Grove

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Barker Residence (fmr)

Local Government

Peppermint Grove



Construction Date

Constructed from 1924

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List Adopted 24 Jul 2018

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 19 Jul 1999 Category 1

Category 1

Buildings, which due to their character create the atmosphere of Peppermint Grove, therefore should be retained, but may be altered and extended in a manner which is both discrete and sympathetic to the original fabric and character so that a significant proportion of the original building is retained and from the street the additions are seen to be a continuation of the same fabric and character.

Statement of Significance

This single storey brick and tile residence, in the transition
Federation BungalowlInterWar California Bungalow style, is
culturally significant because:
place is historically and socially significant for its
associations with Constance Miller and Sir Walter Hartwell
James and, through these families, is associated with other
places in the district;
it is neither aesthetically exceptional nor rare, however, the
place forms part of a cultural group of places, which have
strong associations with notable persons and families in the
Peppermint Grove community.

The residence is an example of the transition in style from the
Federation Bungalow to the Interwar Californian Bungalow.
which sits comfortably close to the ground and presents as a
comfortable home of its period.

The house was built for Miss Constance Miller, a well mown
local resident, who had an active role in the All Saints and St
Luke's parishes and Girls' Friendly Society, and with her sister
Marian Lodge ran a small local private school. The associations
with these two prominent families also link this place with a
number of other places in the district associated with the families.

Part of a cultural group
Located within a townscape area

Aesthetically the place is not particularly rare.
The place is representative of the transition in styles between pre
and post World War Iresidential development, which occurred in
the early to mid twenties.

Physical Description

Federation Bungalow/ InterWarCalifornian Bungalow
Subdivided in May 1971
Open garden to street with picket fence


The land was originally owned by Sir Walter Hartwell James, a
prominent barrister, former State Premier 1902-1904, founding
partner of legal company Stone James & Partners, later Attorney
General and Chancellor of UWA. The residence was constructed
for Constance Miller, a member of the well known Miller family,
active member over many years in the All Saint's and St Luke's
church parishes and the Girls' Friendly Society. The association
with Constance Miller spanned the period 1924 - 1967.


Modifications: 1956, timber & asbestos garage added, replaced 1969
1974, renovations to rear
1978, additions to rear


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Shire of Peppermint Grove's Rate Books Shire of Peppermint Grove
Erikson R; 'Bicentennial Dictionary of WesternAustralians".
Pascoe R; "WesternAustralia's Capital Suburb".
BUildingApplication Files Shire of Peppermint Grove

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Ceramic Tile
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Domestic activities

Creation Date

04 May 2002

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

18 Feb 2021


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