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North Fremantle Post Offices

First North Fremantle Post Office, corner Victoria Avenue, John Street, 1893. Photograph courtesy of the Fremantle Library Local History Collection # 137. Library's Note: photo by La Tosca [Izzy Orloff] c. 1925. Post Office, North Fremantle, corner Victoria Avenue and John Street. Completed 14.03.1893 at a cost of 1066 pounds six shillings and sixpence. Contractor: J.G. Harwood. Closed Saturday 16.04.1966 and demolished June 1966. There were no postal facilities in North Fremantle in March 1884. The Fremantle Municipal Council urged the W.A.G.R. to place a letter box on the station platform, or to appoint a responsible person to conduct an agency post office. Nearest pillar box corner James and Cantonment Streets. Record number: 73407.

First North Fremantle Post Office, corner Victoria Avenue, John Street, 1893. Photograph courtesy of SLWA # 144694PD 17 March 1963, shortly before demolition in 1966.

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Second North Fremantle Post Office, 1898, 211 Queen Victoria Street, near the corner with Tydeman Road. The post office is on the left. To the right are two terraced houses. The complex was built in 1898 as a police station, lockup and police quarters. The police station closed as such in 1969 and the building was then used as a post office. Thanks to Mingor.net for the photo and data.

Photograph June 1986 courtesy SLWA # 314132PD: former North Fremantle Post Office and Police Station, now private residences, 213-217 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle.

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