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Samson House


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Place Number

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61 & 63 Ellen St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

1889 to 1899

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Town Planning Scheme YES 08 Mar 2007 City of Fremantle
State Register Amended 17 Dec 2010 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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

Level 1A

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of exceptional cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle. This place is entered onto the Heritage Council of Western Australia’s Register of Heritage Places. All development applications must be referred to the Heritage Council for approval.

City of Fremantle
Restrictive Covenant YES 18 Sep 2014 NA


Classified by the National Trust Classified 29 Oct 1974 NA


Register of the National Estate Permanent 21 Mar 1978 NA



Generally the place is in a fair to good condition. Some evidence of rising damp exists, the ceilings show evidence of flaking and past water ingress and the verandah roofs to the front of the building are deteriorating severely. The ceiling to the theatrette is collapsing a requires immediate attention. The cottage is in a good condition as is the coach house. The stable building is in a poor condition.


Name Association Type Date From Date To
Michael Samson, part of the pioneer trading family Previous Owner 18/09/2014 18/09/2014
J Hurst Builder 18/09/2014 18/09/2014
WA Museum Previous Owner 18/09/2014 18/09/2014
J J Talbot Hobbs Architect 18/09/2014 18/09/2014
Sir Joseph J Talbot Hobbs Architect 18/09/2014 18/09/2014
John Hurst Builder 18/09/2014 18/09/2014
Sir Frederick Samson Previous Owner 18/09/2014 18/09/2014
Rita Laurie (Sir Frederick Samson's sister) Previous Occupant 18/09/2014 18/09/2014
Michael Samson Original Owner 18/09/2014 18/09/2014

State Heritage Office library entries

ISBN Number Title Medium Year of Publication
Conservation Plan and Landscape Management Plan for the grounds of Samson House Fremantle. Heritage Study {Other} 1996
Looking at an old suburb : a walking guide to four blocks of Fremantle. Book 2000
Commonwealth Offices & Customs House heritage facades. Henry, Phillimore and Pakenham Streets Fremantle, Western Australia. Heritage Study {Other} 1996
Guidelines for the Preparation and Implementation of a Conservation and Management Plan for the Grounds of Samson House, Fremantle Western Australia Heritage Study {Other} 1984
Conservation Report: Commonwealth Offices and Custom House Heritage Facades Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1996
Western Australian Museum : Samson House Cottage and Stables Fremantle Western Australia : conservation works (final report). Heritage Study {Other} 1997
Samson house : cottages and stables. Heritage Study {Other} 1995
Samson House, Fremantle : conservation analysis and policy. Heritage Study {Other} 1985
Samson House Fremantle, W.A. : conservation case study. Heritage Study {Other} 1987
0646445685 Fremantle : beyond the Round House. Book 2005

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present EDUCATIONAL Museum
Original RESIDENTIAL Other

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Wall STONE Limestone
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
PEOPLE Famous & infamous people
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Government & politics
PEOPLE Local heroes & battlers

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

18 Sep 2014


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