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29 Carnac St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1908

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 2

Level 2

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of considerable cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle and its conservation is a priority.

Statement of Significance

House, 29 Carnac Street, is a typical brick and iron single storey house dating from c1908. 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

29 Carnac Street is a single storey brick and iron house with a symmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are face brick. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. The facade has a central front door with fanlight and sidelights flanked either side by double hung sash windows. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron roof and is supported by pairs of square chamfered timber posts with decorative timber brackets. There are two rendered corbelled chimneys. A face brick and timber picket fence runs along the front boundary line.


Carnac Street is at an elevation from which Carnac Island can be seen, but not the other islands, possibly the reason for the name. Carnac Island was named after Lieut. John Ruett Carnac, of H.M. Frigate Success.
This house has always been numbered 29 Carnac Street; the renumbering of the street in 1934/35 did not affect this house.
This house was built c1908; it appears in the Post Office Directories for the first time in that year. The occupant in that year was Harold Wilkinson. He was a Justice of the Peace and was resident at the house until at least 1920.
The 1908 sewerage plan of the site shows that the stone building has a front verandah and galvanised iron addition at the rear. In the back yard of the property was a galvanised iron shed and closet. Across the front property boundary was a stone wall.
This place was identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80 as being of cultural heritage significance. (Coded: Brown: "Positively contributing to the built environment") A photograph of the place in 1979/81 shows that the front verandah had been partially enclosed with a rendered brick structure. The roof was in good condition and across the front boundary was a low brick wall.
The property underwent major renovations and additions in 2001. The additions included a second storey to the rear. These additions removed the front verandah enclosure present in 1979/81. A brick and timber fence had been added to the front boundary.


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).

Other Keywords

The Fremantle MHI management category for this place was amended and adopted by the decision of Council on 28/09/2011.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Face 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

24 Feb 2020


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