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100 Attfield St South 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, 100 Attfield Street, is a rendered masonry and iron single storey house dating from c 1900. 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

100 Attfield Street is a single storey, rendered masonry and iron house built in 1900 with an asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The façade is asymmetrical with a protruding front room with gable over with a timber finial and a double hung sash window. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron bullnose roof supported on timber posts. There is a rendered brick and timber picket fence to the front boundary line.


Attfield St is named after Dr George Attfield, Imperial Surgeon 1854-1879, who qualified in London in 1850. He attended Fremantle Gaol and was Superintendent at Fremantle Lunatic Asylum. Attfield married a daughter of Surveyor-General Roe. He died in Brighton UK c1923. The street was developed from the late 1890s, with the majority of the houses dating from the first two decades of the twentieth century.
House, 100 Attfield Street was built in 1900 for John Tattersall, a lighthouse keeper. It was first occupied by William Brisbane, a watchman.
John Tattersall had arrived from England on the ‘Daylight’ in August 1877 with his wife and they originally settled in Geraldton, where they had three children. After Mrs Tattersall died John married Mary McCarthy (a widow) in Geraldton in 1886.
House, 100 Attfield Street is shown on a c. 1910 Metropolitan Sewerage plan as a brick/stone cottage with front and rear verandahs. There was a tank stand, retaining wall, water closet and timber outbuilding to the rear of the house. The house was located on the southern two thirds of a lot shared with No. 98 Attfield Street.
By 1910, John Tattersall and his family had moved to Fremantle and were living at 100 Attfield Street, where they stayed until c. 1930, although Mr Tattersall owned the house until 1935.
Between 1935 and c. 1955, House, 100 Attfield Street was owned by William Dobinson and occupied by a succession of tenants. Cecelia Carter next purchased the property and owned it until her dead c. 1970. The house continued to be rented during this time. House, 100 Attfield Street changed hands several times in the 1970s and 1980s.
This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - RED -significant for contributing to the unique character 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
Other Use OTHER Other
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

21 Feb 2020


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