City of Fremantle

Place Number



6 Gold St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

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 2

Statement of Significance

Terrace, 6, 8 & 10 Gold Street, is a typical brick and iron single storey group of 3 terrace houses dating from 1902. 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

Terrace, 6, 8 & 10 Gold Street is a group of three, single storey, brick and iron terraces built c.1902 designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls to number 6 and 8 are red brick with two rendered bands at dado and sill height. The walls to number 10 are rendered. The roof is hipped and gabled. The roof to number 6 and 10 is clad with corrugated iron, the roof to number 8 is clad with asbestos. The dividing parapet walls are visible through the roof. There are decorative timber elements to the gable ends on number 6 and 8. On number 10 the gable end has been rendered. There is a separate verandah which is clad in corrugated iron to number 6 and 10 and to number 8 the verandah is clad in asbestos. To number 6 and 8 the verandah is supported by tubular steel posts and to number 10 the verandah is supported by cement columns. Under each verandah is a front door and a double hung sash window. There are two red face brick corbelled chimneys evident. There is a low level brick wall to the front boundary line of number 6 and 8, to number 10 the wall is rendered.


Gold Street was gazetted as George Street on 2 September 1904. The land formed a part of a large block owned by Henry Briggs, then President of the Legislative Council. George (Gold) Street was constructed in 1905 at a cost of ₤250. By 1908, a public reserve had been earmarked at the intersection of Francisco Street and George Street. George Street was renamed Gold Street in circa 1921. The majority of the housing stock in the street dates from the late 1890s and early 1900s. Terrace, 6 Gold Street was built c. 1902 along with the terraces at 8 and 10 Gold Street. In 1904/05, the terraces were owned by Annie Elizabeth Turner. There was a succession of owners and tenants between c. 1910 and c. 1930, when they were purchased by Sarah Dean. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1910 shows a run of three brick terraced houses at 6, 8 and 10 Gold Street (then numbered 22, 20 and 18). Each had a full length front verandah and a bath and small verandah at the rear. Sarah Dean owned the terraces until c. 1950 and they continued to be rental properties during this time. The terraces were subsequently owned by Norma Lavinder (early 1950s); Gyula and Bodegraja Farkas (mid-1950s); and George Farras (c. 1964). The terraces were still in Farras family ownership in 2005. 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
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Terrace housing
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Terrace housing

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Face Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

06 Mar 2020


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