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278 South Tce South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1899

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

Duplex, 276-278 South Terrace, is a typical rendered masonry and iron single storey duplex pair dating from c1899. 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

276-278 South Terrace is a single storey, rendered masonry and iron duplex pair with a symmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are brick. The roof is gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The gable ends have simple timber finials. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron roof with decorative iron brackets. There is a visible dividing wall through verandah roof. There are at least three chimneys evident, one with chimney pot, two with rendered corbelling. There is a high timber fence with hedge to the front boundary line making further description difficult.


The duplex pair at 276 and 278 South Terrace were built in 1899, for Mrs James Day, a widow. Jessie Day owned the cottages for several years and by 1920, ownership had been transferred to William Day.

John Leicester was a long term tenant between c. 1930 and c. 1956. Bertha Kirk became the owner c. 1935 and by the early 1950s, the property was owned by Delice Kirk.

The duplexes were previously addressed 60 and 62 Mandurah Road (up to c. 1930) and then 40 and 42 Mandurah Road (c. 1950).

A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1954 shows 276 and 278 South Terrace as an attached pair of brick cottages, with full length front verandahs. Both residences had full length rear verandahs and detached laundries in the back yard.

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
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall RENDER Smooth

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

19 Feb 2020


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