City of Fremantle

Place Number



2 Strang St Beaconsfield

Location Details

Also listed as 5 Strang St, South Fremantle

Other Name(s)

Portuguese Club

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1890, Constructed from 1978

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

House (fmr), 5 Strang Street, the 1970s Portugese Club, has social significance to the Portugese community. It has historic significance for its previous form as a grand Federation Queen Anne house of the Healy family. The place has historic and social significance for its use by the New Zealand America's Cup Syndicate during 1986-87. The place has undergone significant alterations.

Physical Description

House (Fmr), 5 Strang Street shows some remants of a grand 1890s Federation Queen Anne house (tower and some part of gable roof evident). It has been heavily modified with a 1970s face brick facade and a flat tiled roof. There are high modern windows, and a side pergola addition. On some elevations original timber framed windows are evident.


The building was formerly the isolated, large residence of the Healy family, owners of the Winterfold Estate. The Portuguese Club acquired the former John Healy Residence in 1976. A Dance Hall was added and completed by June 1978. Additions also included a food preparation area and fascia/patio. The original tower and floor plan are discernable from plans held in the local history collection at Fremantle Library. Work done included the pulling down of the old verandah, placing strip footings and brick veneer. The place was used by the New Zealand America's Cup Syndicate during 1986-87. The place was included in the "Heritage Study South Fremantle", prepared by John Taylor Architects, for the City of Fremantle, June 1993.


Altered unsympathetically. Low degree of integrity (original intent unclear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability). Low degree of authenticity with little or no original fabric remaining. (These statements based on street survey only).


Condition assessed as good (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Other Keywords

The Portuguese Club

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Other Metal

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Sport, recreation & entertainment
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Immigration, emigration & refugees

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

22 Mar 2019


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