PIONEER RESERVE, SHORT STREET

Author

City of Fremantle

Place Number

22572

Location

Short St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government

Fremantle

Region

Metropolitan

Construction Date

Constructed from 1940

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

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(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Statement of Significance

Pioneer Reserve, Short Street, opened in 1940, has aesthetic significance for its contribution to the streetscape, its landmark qualities and it contribution to the central Frementle area. It has historic significance as the site of a charity fundraising fairground called 'Uglieland.'

Physical Description

Pioneer Reserve, bounded by Short Street, Market Street and Phillimore Street.

History

From 1922-1936, the area on the corner of Market and Phillimore Streets was a giant fairground called 'Uglieland', run by the Ugly Men's Association. The association's purpose was to raise money to alleviate community suffering caused by World War I. By 1940 the land was cleared into a park and parking area, with some buildings retained. The official opening of Pioneer Reserve was on Arbor Day, 3 July 1940, attended by Lieut. Governor Sir James Mitchell.

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
26123 Fremantle Local History Collection photographic collection #1276, #1472, #4088. Photograph

Place Type

Landscape

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Present Use PARK\RESERVE Park\Reserve
Original Use OTHER Other

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Cultural activities
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Settlements

Creation Date

06 May 2002

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

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