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Town Lots 12 & 11

Western end of Cliff Street, corner of Croke Lane

Town Lot 12 was one of several granted to harbour master Daniel Scott. (Others were 11, 102, 103, 152, and 267. However, he built his house on lot 5.)

In 2022, the tenant in the Elder Shenton building, 37-45 Cliff Street, on the corner of Croke Lane, is the Fremantle Herald newspaper. I'm guessing that the building also takes up Lot 11.

J.K. Hitchcock writing in 1919, recalls that, in 1869 ...
At the corner of Cliff and Dalgety-streets where Mr. Antoine’s office now is, was the Mechanics’ Institute. The librarian was a Mr. H. W. Young, who had been a solicitor in England. His position was practically honorary, and he was rarely in the institute owing to other engagements. Anyone wanting a book had merely to walk in, take it from the shelf, and enter it in a book kept on the table for that purpose.

References and Links

Fremantle Herald newspaper.

Fremantle History Centre. Look for the PDFs called:
Purchasers of Fremantle Town Lots 1829-1837
Purchasers of Fremantle Town Lots 1855-1879

Hitchcock, J.K. 1919, 'Early Days of Fremantle: High Street 50 Years Ago'Fremantle Times, one of a series of articles on 'Early Days of Fremantle' publ. 21 March - 20 June 1919.


Garry Gillard | New: 3 December, 2022 | Now: 30 July, 2023