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414 South Tce South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1920

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, 414 South Terrace, is a single storey timber and iron house dating from 1920. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical building stock located within the residential areas of Fremantle. It is historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The place has historic and social significance as a boarding house for some decades aimed at holiday makers from the country and goldfields.

Physical Description

House, 414 South Terrace is a single storey timber and corrugated iron house constructed in the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with timber weatherboards. The roof is hipped with a gable and clad with corrugated iron. The verandah is under a continuous corrugated iron roof supported by timber posts with timber balustrading. The symmetrical front façade has a central front door flanked on either side by timber framed windows. There are additional timber framed casement windows each side of the verandah. There is a timber and wire fence to the front boundary line.


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.

Lot 4 of Subdivision 10 (later 414 South Terrace) was listed as a ‘blacksmiths spot’ in the 1903 rate book. The land was owned by Annie Collins. It was subsequently listed as vacant land until 1920/21, when Annie and her husband Albert had a cottage built. The original street address was 278 Mandurah Road.

In 1930/31, the cottage was owned and occupied by Margaret Fisher. House, 414 South Terrace was subsequently owned by George and Gladys Fisher, who marketed it as ‘Goldfields House’ in the 1930s and 1940s. It was aimed at holidaymakers from the country and goldfields. A 1954 diagram notes the property as ‘Goldfields Boarding House’ and shows a variety of weatherboard outbuildings behind the main house, connected by paths.

The house remained in Fisher family until c. 1960, when it was purchased by Lucy Gard. The property has changed hands many times since the late 1960s. In the early 1970s, the property was again listed as a ‘boarding house’.

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. It was also included in the "Heritage Study South Fremantle", prepared by John Taylor Architects, for the City of Fremantle, June 1993.


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


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

Other Keywords

Goldfields House; Goldfields Boarding House

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Other Use RESIDENTIAL Flats\Apartment Block
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Hospitality industry & tourism
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

19 Feb 2020


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