City of Fremantle

Place Number



10 South St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1899

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
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
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 3

Statement of Significance

Duplex, 10 & 12 South Street, is a typical brick 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 Queen Anne style of architecture.

Physical Description

10-12 South Street is a single storey, brick and iron duplex pair with a symmetrical facade built in 1899 and designed as an example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. The walls are red face brick with rendered feature bands. The roof is gabled and clad with corrugated iron. Each gable end features timber elements and finial. The front facades have a front door with fanlight and double hung sash windows with sidelights. The front verandah is under a separate corrugated iron bullnose roof supported by timber posts with decorative iron brackets and frieze. There are two rendered chimneys evident. There is a wall of iron with rendered masonry pillars to the front boundary line.


Duplex, 10 South Street was built in 1899 along with its partner at No. 12 for Alfred Sargent. The first occupants were Llewellyn Herring, an agent, and Max John, a clerk. In 1908, Alfred Sargent was still the owner. Alfred Parker lived in No. 10 at this time. Mr Sargent was the owner until c. 1915, when ownership was transferred to Christina Sargent (who became Christina Meredith c. 1930). John and Mary Rowse were long term tenants from c. 1920 to the early 1950s. In the early 1950s, ownership was transferred to Phillip John. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1910 shows a brick duplex with No. 12 (then No. 18 South Street). Both are long, narrow cottages with full length front verandahs and weatherboard addition to the rear incorporating baths. In the early 1950s, Miko Svilicich bought and moved into the house. He owned the property until the early 1970s, when it was bought by Felice and Lucy Bortolotti. Duplex, 10 South Street has had a number of owners since that time. 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.


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 Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Smooth
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

21 Feb 2020


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