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Much of what appears above below is from a document made available by the Fremantle Library, the City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle Place Names Index (a PDF file). I started with Kate Caldwell's information (which was republished in an edited form by Ewers) and later found online the Library file, a significant piece of work for which we should all be grateful to the anonymous researcher(s), probably led by Pam Harris, then History Librarian. I continue to add to it, almost daily.

There is a pattern of naming some streets after women, by their first names, and then later giving them more 'significant' names, usually from men's surnames. There are many examples in this document. Florence Jones had to make way for King William! (But see also Caldwell Street for a contrary instance.)


Ada Street, South Fremantle. Origin unknown, but Louisa and Florence (now King William) Streets, were named after daughters of shipbuilder Frederick Jones, so perhaps Ada and Rose Streets (all four are in the same 'daughters' group) were also named for someone's daughters. There is a brothel in South Terrace between the last two streets (which was) called Ada Rose.

Adams Street, O'Connor. No information. One would like to think it is in memory of Waterloo veteran William Adams and/or his wife Elizabeth. Or both.

Adcock Way, Fremantle. Named for two brothers who lived in Solomon Street and died at Gallipoli 25 April 1915: Frank Henry Burton Adcock, and Fredrick Brenchley Adcock.

Adelaide Street, Fremantle. Surveyed 1833. Adelaide Terrace Perth was also named for William IV's queen. And so was the capital of South Australia.

Agnes Street, Beaconsfield. No information.

Ainslie Road, North Fremantle. No information.

Alcester Street, East Fremantle. Named for the town in Warwickshire.

Alexander Road, Fremantle, was originally Hampton Street (presumably after the unpopular 1862-68 Governor John Stephen Hampton) until 1901-2 but was renamed this, and then became Wray Avenue, q.v., in 1923, after W.E. Wray. Lawrence Alexander was Mayor 1901-2.

Alexandra Road, East Fremantle. For the consort of Edward VII.

Alfred Road, North Fremantle. Origin unknown.

Alice Road, South Fremantle, was named for Alice Pearse, one of the original landowners in that street. This street no longer exists; it previously ran north in South Fremantle from Island Road, which also no longer exists.

Allen Street. East Fremantle Mayor Joseph F. Allen. First appears 1914.

Alma Street, Fremantle. Named for the Battle of Alma (1854) in the Crimean War, the street having been made after that date, and many warders having fought in the Crimea. The Alma is a small river in Crimea; it flows into the Black Sea. Alma Street Cemetery is the name of the first Fremantle cemetery. Name appears 1855.

Ameling Rise, Fremantle. Anne Hilda Ameling was the owner of the whole parcel of land there before subdivision.

Amherst Street. Governor Broome's secretary 1885-89 was J.G.H. Amherst.

Anglesea Point. The Marquis of Anglesea was wrecked here 1829.

Angwin Street. East Fremantle Mayor William Angwin was also an MLA and Deputy Premier of WA. Formerly known as Bellevue Street.

Annie Street. Anne 'Annie' Mary Healey (1863-1932) was the daughter of John Healy, owner of Winterfold Estate. This road was formerly in Hamilton Hill and is now in Beaconsfield.

Antrim Lane. Antrim is the name of a town and county in Northern Ireland.

Arthur Road, Hamilton Hill, may be named after Arthur Elvin Davies, according to Steve Errington, tbc.

Arundel Street. One of the 'lord streets' (my term). Baron Howard (of the adjacent street) was 1852-68 the member for Arundel, West Sussex (pronounced there with the accent on the first syllable, not as in WA, where the accent is usually on the second).

Ashburton Tce. The same name as that of H.J. Higham's NW station. Higham owned the land where the street was made.

Attfield Lane, South Fremantle, was renamed Parmelia Street, qv.

Attfield Street. The Imperial Surgeon 1854-1879 was Dr G.C. Attfield. Appears 1903.

Aurora Avenue. Gone after 1948. Location unknown. May have been one of a group of streets in South Fremantle which were planned: Austral Avenue, Island Street, Ocean Street.

Austral Avenue. See Aurora Avenue.

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Badham Close, Beaconsfield. Hilton Park businessman.

Baird Place, Samson. Colin Baird (1954-1991) was a chemist at Hilton Park and Vice-Patron of the Hilton Park Progress Association.

Baker Street. Baker Street was originally named Leah Street by Abraham Moise Josephson (after his youngest daughter) and John McCleery, Fremantle merchants who purchased Fremantle Lots 828, 829, 830, 23 March 1886, and subdivided them to create many smaller lots. Leah Street was created to provide road access to the new properties that were sold between 1886 and 1891. Changed from Leah to Baker in 1908/09. Josephson and McCleery both have streets named after them.

Bannister Street is named after Captain Thomas Bannister (1799-1874) who arrived aboard the Atwick in 1829 and bought one of the first four allotments sold in Fremantle in September 1829 (Hitchcock: 15). He was Government Resident in Fremantle. The Bannister River and town of North Bannister are also named after him.

Barfield Place, Beaconsfield (formerly Hilton). John Henry Barfield (-1952) was a POW during WW1.

Barnett Street is named for its most significant resident, Dr H.C. Barnett, who was Superintendent of the Asylum and then Colonial Surgeon. One of his houses (his last) has stood since 1897 overlooking Fremantle Park, at 13 Barnett Street. It is currently the residence of Robert Bodkin.

Bateman Street. The principal hardware store in Freo used to be Bateman's, in Henry Street, the family having arrived in 1830. The Union Stores building, on the corner of High and Henry Streets was one of several owned by J&W Bateman.

Bay Road. It seems there was a Bay Road in North Fremantle, in the vicinity of Phyllis Street.

Bay Street. Now Elder Place. Bay Street ran from Market Street to Shoal Bay (whence the name), which was a sandy bay in the Swan River at the foot of Edward Street (which is now Parry Street). Bay Street became Beach Street halfway between Point Street and Edward Street (so Elder Place is a little longer than Bay Street was). Shoal Bay no longer exists, having been filled in with the dredged soil from the Point to become part of what is now the South Wharf (Victoria Quay) of the harbour. Point Street was named for the point in the river associated with Shoal Bay - which also went by the names Ferry Point and Willis's Point.

Bayleaf Retreat, O'Connor. There may be an exotic tree there, perhaps a laurus nobilis, but there is a tree theme in that area.

Beach Street. The 'beach' was the river beach. Beach Street now runs from the corner of Parry Street (the former Edward Street) to East Street, which is the boundary between Fremantle and East Fremantle. It used to start a little bit further west (of Edward/Parry Street) where it joined Bay Street (now Elder Place).

Beard Street. One of a great many streets named for a Town Councillor; in this case George B. Beard, 1901-1903. The street was originally called Maud Street, until 1909/10.

Beazley Way, WGV. Kim Edward Beazley, AO (1917-2007) was Federal Member for Fremantle 1945-1977. Former Beazley School site. Beazley himself was a student at Beaconsfield Primary School. His son Kim Beazley Junior was until 2022 governor of Western Australia, as his second compensation prize (the first was ambassador to the USA) for not becoming Australia's best prime minister.

Bedford Street, East Fremantle. Named for Governor Sir Frederick Bedford 1903-1909.

Bellevue Terrace. Probably named for the view from the northern end: Fr. belle vue = beautiful view.

Bennewith Street, Hilton. A.A. Bennewith was a Town Councillor from 1943-1958.

Bick Lane, North Fremantle. John Bick was the owner of the Swan Hotel. It continues Hicks Street from Pensioner Guard Road to Swan Street, which was named for Bick's Swan Hotel on the corner of which it stood.

Bickley Court, Beaconsfield. Wallace Bickley was MLC 1872-76.

Biddles Lane, WGV. Captain Frank Biddles (1851-1932).

Binns Court, North Fremantle. The Binns family have lived in the same house for more than one hundred years, opposite where the State Engineering Works were.

Birksgate Road, North Fremantle (Rous Head). The SS Birksgate was one of the first steamships to establish passenger travel between Fremantle, Albany, and other Australian ports. To commemorate vessels trading to Fremantle in the early days of the colony. A regular passenger steamship service was operated between Liverpool and Fremantle by the Australind Steam Navigation Company.

Blamey Place, O'Connor. For Field Marshall Sir Thomas Blamey.

Blamey Street, Beaconsfield (former) is now Caldwell Street (qv), a rare instance (the only one?) of a man's name being replaced by a woman's.

Blinco Street. Named for the Chief Warder of the Prison, Henry Blinco (1832-1907). Previously known as Moore Street, changed in 1909-10. Blinco Cottage in Swanbourne Street is close to the end of Blinco Street.

Boas Place, Hilton. Harold Boas OBE (1883-1980) was an architect and Town Planner who was appointed by the City of Fremantle in 1947 to create a comprehensive Town Planning Scheme.

Bolt Street, Beaconsfield. Edward Nichols Bolt was the inspector on Fremantle Municipal Tramways and Electric Lighting Board.

Bolton Place. Isaac Bolton (-1912) founded the coach-building company Bolton & Sons in 1888.

Bolton Street, East Fremantle. East Fremantle Mayor Leonard Burlington Bolton, 1914-19. He was an East Fremantle Town Councillor, 1909-1914, and lived in Hill Street East Fremantle from 1907 to the 1920s.

Booth Court, Samson. The Booths, George and Jessie, were livestock agents and carriers.

Bostock Street. Named for Anglican cleric Rev. G.J. Bostock (-1888) who arrived in WA in 1858 and was in Fremantle 1860-75. He built rooms for Young Men's and Women's Clubs alongside the old rectory in Cantonment Street.

Bowen Street, O'Connor. Reverend Frederick Thomas Bowen was Rector at St Paul's Beaconsfield 1916-1925.

Bracks Street, North Fremantle. Robert Bracks was a Councillor 1901-1924, and Mayor of North Fremantle for three periods: 1907-1908, 1919-1924, and 1931- 1932.

Bradbury Way, Samson. Miles Bradbury was a member of the Citizen Forces and a North Fremantle Council employee.

Brennan Street. Cr John Charles Brennan was a Town Councillor for two periods: 1909-1911 and 1913-1927. Formerly known as Cemetery Road because the old Alma Street Cemetery lay to the east. Name changed to Brennan Street in 1924/25.

Briggs Court, Beaconsfield. Honours Henry Briggs (1844-1919).

Brockman Place, South Fremantle. The Brockman family were early land owners. Edward Reveley Brockman owned land in Fremantle 1896-1903. Sons, Hugh and William, owned land 1905-1906.

Brolo Court, O'Connor. This street was named after the developer’s birthplace in Sicily.

Bromley Road, Hilton. The Bromley family are a well-known Fremantle sporting family. Ernie, Ernest Harvey Bromley (1912-1967), born in Fremantle, became the first Western Australian to play cricket for Australia in 1933.

Broome Street. Sir Frederick Napier Broome (1842-1896) was governor 1883-91. The NW town is named after him, and probably also the Cottesloe streets, Napier and Broome, which intersect. A Broome Street was also planned to be the eastern continuation of John/Fothergill Street, but it is now Stack Street.

Bruce Street, North Fremantle was named for John Bruce, the commander of the Enrolled Pensioner Guards, as it was associated with land granted him in 1851 and 1857. The same applies to John Street, North Fremantle.

Burford Place, North Fremantle. W.H. Burford & Sons Pty Ltd had a soap factory on site.

Burns Street, North Fremantle. Andrew Burns in the late 1880s owned the six acre block this road passes through.

Burt Street. Sir Archibald Paull Burt (1810-79) was first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of WA 1861-79, until his death. The eastern end of Burt Street, from East Street, was previously called Finnerty Street.

Butson Street, Hilton. The Butson family were a Fremantle-based, musically active family. Ernest E. Butson (1872-1951) was the conductor of the Fremantle Orchestral Society, 1917-1940, and a founding member of the WA Music Teachers Association. He served on the Association Council for three terms. His son, Ivan E. Butson (1899-1969), was Deputy Conductor of the Fremantle Orchestral Society in 1940. Butson’s daughter Ruth was the first almoner at Fremantle Hospital in the 1920s. See also: Butson's Cottage.

Butterworth Place, Beaconsfield. Butterworth is the main town of Seberang Perai in Malaysia. Seberang Perai has been Fremantle’s Sister City since 1978.

By-the-Sea Road was renamed Jenkin Street 1909-10 for Rev. J.H. Jenkin of the South Fremantle Wesley Church. The church was one block from the corner of that and the Mandurah Road (now South Terrace). Despite the name, as Kate Caldwell points out, it led to the sea, as opposed to going by it.

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Cadd Street, Beaconsfield. Frank Cadd, a merchant, was Mayor 1904-5. The Frank Cadd Building in Phillimore Street was his.

Caesar Street, Beaconsfield. Frederick Caesar (1838-1904) arrived in Western Australia in 1871. He was the proprietor of the Pier Hotel, 1876, the Emerald Isle Hotel, 1877-1889, and the Richmond Hotel, 1884-1896.

Caldwell Street, Beaconsfield. Kate Caldwell (1889-1955) was a founding member of the Western Australian Historical Society. Caldwell gave a paper to W.A. Historical Society on 29 May 1931 on the derivation of the names of streets in Fremantle (which was republished in Ewers). Originally named Blamey Street.

Canning Highway - previously Canning Road - was named for the river which it crosses, the Canning River, which in 1827 was named by James Stirling for George Canning, the British Foreign Secretary 1822-27 and PM 1827. Amalgamation of Canning Road, Perth-Fremantle Road, Lower Canning Road, and Fremantle Road, in 1937.

Cantonment Street (and Cantonment Road), aka Signal Hill (in 1841). The name indicates the location of a military barracks. The Road used to continue the Street to the base of Cantonment Hill (Dwerdaweelardinup) but its name was changed to Queen Victoria Street in 1892.

Capo d'Orlando Drive. Named 1993 for Fremantle's sister city since 1983.

The 'Cappuccino Strip' is a nickname for the section of South Terrace between Bannister and Norfolk Streets, because it was the first location where coffee was served on the footpath - at Gino's and then Old Papa's. The name was invented by Jeff Brockway, he told me.

Captain's Lane. Captain Trivett was Harbour Master at Fremantle 1943-1953.

Carnac Street. James Rivett Carnac was second (or senior?) lieutenant on HMS Frigate Success. Carnac Island can (or could) be seen from the street.

Carnac Way (from 2007) links South Street to Carnac Street, and was previously Carnac Lane, and before that South Lane. It's a no through road with a removable post in the middle of it, and a carpark right in the middle of the street. Someone has privilege.

Carob Court, O'Connor. Approved 1993. One of several streets in small locality at the eastern edge of the suburb with a tree name. It was at the western end of a large pine plantation, which might have suggested the theme. The Fremantle Library suggests that each of the streets had that type of tree named there, but I think their leg has been pulled.

Carr Street, Beaconsfield. Councillor 1935-48.

Carrington Street. Charles Robert Wynn-Carrington (1843-1928) Earl Carrington, Governor of NSW 1885-90.

Cattalini Lane, North Fremantle. John Cattalini AO (1937-2005) was a pharmacist and Mayor of Fremantle 1984-94.

Cemetery Road. Now Brennan Street, qv. Led to the Alma Street Cemetery.

Central Avenue, Beaconsfield. This was in the area marketed as the Duke of York Estate, and the three streets were York Street, Central Avenue, and Fifth Avenue. The Duke was to become George V (fifth).

Chadwick Street, Hilton. Councillor 1941-71.

Chalmers Street. 'Chalmers Street was originally named Edmund Street North and changed names in 1948. The street is thought to be named after J[ames] Chalmers who was a Fremantle City Councilor [sic] 1930-1933 and 1935-1942.' (Heritage Council)

Chamberlain Street, O'Connor. Prominent boat-builders.

Chauncy Street, East Fremantle. After WA Assistant Surveyor 1841-c1852 Phillip Lamothe Snell Chauncy.

Chester Street, South Fremantle. Named after early settlers, the same family, writes Kate Caldwell, that of John Chester (1839-1918), for which Chester Park was so named. Previously called William Street, Chesterfield - changed 1901/1902. The former Chester Street in East Fremantle was renamed Gordon (after a councillor) to avoid confusion with this one.

Chivers Court and Way, Samson. The Chivers Family were early settlers of the Hilton Park district who were actively associated with the Hilton Park Progress Association.

Chudleigh Street. Draper Cr R.B. Carter was born in the Devon town. Formerly known as Congdon Street (after the mayor) 1906, 1921-1922, and then Murphy Street 1922-23, it was named Chudleigh Street in 1924.

Church Street is now two different streets. It was the name of the roads forming the boundaries of the Alma Street Cemetery, from the fact that the land was vested in the Church of England for the public benefit. The western road is now Brennan Street, after a Town Councillor. The southern road was called Stephen Street, but is now Stevens Street.

Clark Street. Draper John McHenry Clark was Mayor in 1899. There is now no Clark Street, but a Clarke Street. Are they the same? Lt-Col Sir Andrew Clarke was Governor 1846-1847.

Clayton Street, East Fremantle. John Clayton owned land in the vicinity of present Easton Street. He subdivided the land and named a street Easton as a compliment to a neighbouring landowner. In return, the Easton family named one of the streets in their estate in honour of him.

Cliff Street runs alongside the 'cliff' of Arthur Head. Kate Caldwell wrote in 1931 that: 'One conjecture is that Arthur Head was probably named after Arthur Trimmer, a friend and fellow traveller with Sir Jas. Stirling.' It is now thought to be named after George Arthur, Governor of Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania).

Clifton Street, North Fremantle, no longer exists. It appears in a post office directory for 1947 (and probably elsewhere). It was the closest street to the ocean running parallel with it south from John Street (when that still went all that way west), intersecting with Lukin, Swan, and Lilburn Streets. It is not known for whom it was named. It is possible/probable that it was a member of the numerous Clifton family who held many influential positions in the colony after the arrival of Marshall Waller Clifton in 1841. For example, the Collector of Customs 1862-1891 was Leonard Worsley Clifton (1830-1895), who had a building for the purpose in Marine Terrace, 1862-1891.

Clontarf Road Beaconsfield was named by John Healy (see also Winterfold) an Irish immigrant presumably from Dublin, as Clontarf is a suburb of that city.

Cockburn Road leads out of Fremantle towards Cockburn Sound which was named by Stirling after Sir George Cockburn.

College Corner, O'Connor. Edwards College was formerly here.

Collick Street, Hilton. Canon Edward Mallan Collick (1868-1959) was Rector of St John’s Church of England in Fremantle for over twenty-five years. Originally known as Military Road, it formed a boundary of Melville Army Camp, which was operational during WW2.

Collie Street. Dr Alexander Collie, 1793-1835, was the Surgeon on board HMS Sulphur, the third ship to arrive in the Colony, in June 1829. The Collie River and the town of Collie are also named after him. He was born in Aberdeenshire and died in Albany on his way from Perth to Sydney, of tuberculosis.

Collinson Street, Beaconsfield. Pioneer and JP.

Comben Pl, North Fremantle. Charles Thomas Comben (1889-1918) was raised in Fremantle. He was a Private in the 44th Infantry Battalion of the AIF during WW1, and was killed in action 4 July 1918 during the Battle of Hamel.

Congdon Street, North Fremantle. Daniel Keen Congdon (1836/38-1907) was a Fremantle City Councillor in 1875 and 1877-1880. He was also Mayor of Fremantle 1883-1888 and 1891-1892. Congdon ran a chemist and drapery business in Fremantle from 1863.

Conway Ct, Beaconsfield. The Conway family were early residents of the Chester Park district, qv.

Coode Street, East Fremantle. Coode was a civil engineer who was involved in assessing locations for Fremantle Harbour in the 1880s.

Cooke Street, Hilton. Cooke was a Town Councillor 1906-1923, and Mayor of Fremantle 1924-26.

Coolgardie Avenue. After the Goldfields town. The Brighton Estate was north of this street, up to Woodhouse Road (formerly York Street).

Coral Street. Coral, Gold, and Silver Streets are marketing names in the subdivision of a block which was the property of Sir Henry Briggs, President of the Legislative Council, who died 1919. The land was formerly known as Briggs's Paddock. It was white sand with rushes and contained no mineral wealth. Gold Street was called George Street until 1921.

Corkhill Street, North Fremantle. Originally named Elizabeth Street. M.J. Corkhill was a North Fremantle Councillor 1932-1961 and a Fremantle Town Councillor 1961-1962. There is a Corkhill Landing on Victoria Quay, where pilot boats stop to drop the pilot off, perhaps because there is more car parking there than at the pilot boat wharf under the railway bridge, and it saves the pilot twenty minutes travelling time.

Cottonwood Place, O'Connor. Approved 1993. One of several streets in small locality at the eastern edge of the suburb with a tree name. It was at the western end of a large pine plantation, which might have suggested the theme. The Fremantle Library suggests that each of the streets had that type of tree named there, but I think their leg has been pulled.

Covich Avenue, Beaconsfield. The Covich family were residents in the area for more than sixty years. The Covich market garden extended from Jean Street to Annie Street and Covich Avenue was originally the entrance to the Covich property.

Cower Mews, WGV, is one of four new streets on the housing development which replaced the Kim Beazley School at the bottom of the Valley. It's not a mews. 'Cower' is the Noongar name for the purple crown lorikeet. The bird's name is also the origin of Cowaramup, a town near Margaret River.

Crab Tree Mews, O'Connor. Approved 1993. One of several streets in small locality at the eastern edge of the suburb with a tree name. It was at the western end of a large pine plantation, which might have suggested the theme. The Fremantle Library suggests that each of the streets had that type of tree named there, but I think their leg has been pulled.

Croke Street and Croke Lane. Lt-Capt James Nias Croke was Harbourmaster from 1868. Croke Lane used to be Dalgety Street, as the warehouse of Dalgety & Co. was once in that street, but it was changed to avoid confusion with Dalgety Street in East Fremantle. Croke Street was named 1873.

Crow Street. Now that part of Staton Street from Coolgardie Avenue to Fraser Street.

Culver Street. Jim Culver was an early pioneer and resident of Hamilton Hill; a worker for the Olivet Church.

Cumbor Way, Samson. Fred Cumbor was the treasurer of the Hilton Park Progress Association.

Curedale Street. Named for the family who owned land there.

Curtin Avenue, North Fremantle. John Curtin was the Federal MP for Fremantle 1934-1945, and also the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, 1941-1945.

Customs Place, Fremantle, is now merely a parking area behind the 'old' Customs House.

The Cutting, North Fremantle. The name relates to a railway cutting that was once on a similar alignment to this road.

Cypress Lane, North Fremantle. Name taken from the hill adjacent to the subdivision site which is locally referred to as Cypress Hill. There is a marked walk trail up Cypress Hill, with a fine view upriver from the top. Instead of walking up the hill from Harvest Road, however, you can simply drive up to Cypress Lane.

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Dale Street. Joseph Dale, Councillor 1906-09. Originally named Hampton Avenue, changed in 1910/11.

Dalgety Street, East Fremantle gets its name from William Dalgety Moore who had his Woodside estate there. (Jack Lee writes that it comes from the maiden name of Dora Dalgety (1808-1877), the wife of Samuel Moore (1803-1849). W.D. Moore's middle name was obviously from the same origin.)

Dalgety Street used also to be the name of Croke Lane, named for Dalgety & Co., which had premises there, and was renamed to avoid confusion with the street in East Fremantle. Dalgety & Co. got its name from founder Frederick Dalgety, a Scot who started the business in Melbourne.

Daly Street, South Fremantle. Bartholomew Timothy Daly (-1932), Councillor 1909-1922, 1924-29. Changed from Hewitt Street to Daly Street in 1909-10. Frederick Street and Gallipoli Street were included in 1951-2.

Darroch Street, Beaconsfield. Darroch was a pharmacist in South Fremantle.

David Street was that part of the present Petra Street between Fraser Street and the river; it may have been known originally as Goodsir's Street.

Davies Street, Beaconsfield. (Alfred) George Davies (1776-1853) was the founder of the family for which the street is named, but it is probably named for George Alfred Davies, who owned a farm there, and built a house on the corner of South and Field Streets (which still exists).

Davies Street, North Fremantle. This street existed 1896-1906.

Davilak Avenue. Henry Manning bought much land in the Colony from 1840, and in 1854 sent a younger brother, Charles Alexander Manning, to manage his estates. C.A. Manning established a farm in the area where Manning Park is now and built a house called 'Davilak' (from Davey's Lake - J.W. Davey being the first owner of the land in which is the lake - originally 'swamp'), which also became the name of the Lake, the Road, and the Hotel. He also built Manning Hall (aka 'Folly') in Pakenham Street on the corner of Short Street. The Avenue leads (from Rockingham Road) to the former Manning property called Davilak. There is also a (modern) park called Davilak Reserve at the corner of Rockingham and Forrest Roads

de Lisle Street, North Fremantle. Probably named for Francis de Lisle (-1883), who arrived per Alexandra in 1869. He was brother-in-law of and aide de camp to Governor (1868-74) Weld. The street was gazetted 1877, but may have been named before then.

Deering Street, Beaconsfield. Deering was a pioneer resident of White Gum Valley.

Delamere Lane, Beaconsfield. The Delamere was one of the ships used by the State Shipping Service of Western Australia 1946-1971.

Delrosso Place, O'Connor. Frank Del Rosso (1914–2007) migrated to Fremantle from Italy in 1920. He was involved in the establishment of the Fremantle Fishermen's Cooperative. Del Rosso worked extensively with Italians wanting to settle in Western Australia after World War 2. He was awarded the Insignia Della Solidarieta Italiana for Services to Western Australia's Italian community in 1964 and the Italian Friendship Award in 1985. Del Rosso was a Town Councillor for 1973–1985 and 1987– 1992 and was Deputy Mayor, 1978–1980.

Direction Way, North Fremantle, terminates in Harvest Road with leads to Point Direction (where the Water Police station is). Harvey Beach is adjacent to the police facility.

Dixon Street, Beaconsfield. Early pioneer.

Doepel Street (and Jetty), North Fremantle. Glen Doepel (1895-1992) was a pharmacist in North Fremantle.

Doig Place, Beaconsfield. The Doig Family were residents of Fremantle; several played for East Fremantle Football Club.

Doolya Road, Hilton, was previously part of Holmes Place. Nyoongar word meaning a 'fog' or 'mist'.

Doonan Street. Now Holdsworth Street. Joseph Doonan was the Fremantle Prison Comptroller and a shopkeeper. He owned and operated J. Doonan & Sons in Adelaide Street. Street named in 1897. Upper part of Queen Street, from Parry Street to Stirling Street, included later.

Dorothy Street. Origin unknown.

Dorre Lane, South Fremantle. Dorre Island, located almost due west of Carnarvon.

Douro Road. Runs between Hampton Road and Marine Tce, which used to be Wellington Terrace at that point. The Duke of Wellington had Marquis of Douro added to his titles after the passage of the Douro River in Portugal in the Peninsular War (1807-1814).

Doust Street, Hilton. The Doust Family were early Fremantle residents, one of whom was the first volunteer fireman in 1887. W.K. Doust was Town Councillor 1946-1968.

Duffield Avenue, Beaconsfield. John Hole Duffield Jnr (1819-94) was a Town Councillor, 1879-1880.

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East Street. Eastern boundary of Fremantle with East Fremantle.

Eastern Bypass. Name for a road which was intended to continue Stirling Highway southwards from the Stirling Bridge. It was not built. See the article about it in Fremantle, the newsletter of the Fremantle Society: October 1996, pp. 3-4. See also chapter 12 of Ron & Dianne Davidson, Fighting for Fremantle: 113-114.

Easton Street, East Fremantle. Named for the most prominent family in Richmond (East Fremantle) by John Clayton. They reciprocated.

Edmund Street, WGV and Fremantle. Sir Charles Fremantle's nephew was Sir Edmund Robert Fremantle (1836-1929). Previously known as Marmion Road. The next street is Swanbourne Street which is named for the Fremantle family estate. There used to be Edmund Street South and Edmund Street North: the latter is now Chalmers Street.

Edward Street was that part of the current Parry Street between Adelaide Street and the river beach. The Australia Hotel is on the corner of Beach Street and what was Edward Street. It was named for Sir William Edward Parry (1790-1855), naval officer and explorer. Known as Parry Street, qv, from 1986 - which is also named for the admiral.

Edward Street, South Fremantle, was changed to Silas Street in 1901-02, and then to McLaren Street in 1922/23.

Elder Place was named for the warehouse of Elder, Smith & Co. which was in that part of the street, and has now been converted to apartments. It was originally called Bay Street because it was next to Shoal Bay to the north of Ferry Point, aka Willis Point. As the Elder company is no longer there, and as it is not a 'place', just a street, it might as well be called either Phillimore or Beach Street, for the sake of simplicity.

Elizabeth Street, North Fremantle, is now Corkhill Street.

Elizabeth Street, White Gum Valley, is of unknown origin.

Ellen Street, Fremantle. Named for Ellen, nee Mangles, from Woodbridge, Surrey, wife of Admiral Stirling, the first Governor of Western Australia. Her name was also given by Stirling to Ellen Brook, which flows into the Swan River. Ellenbrook is now a newish Perth suburb.

Ellington Street Fremantle is now Henville Street, qv.

Emma Place, North Fremantle, named for a ship. There were two significant ships named Emma; it is uncertain which one the Place is named for. In the 1840s, a 25-ton cutter owned by Captain John Thomas, built locally, was used in trade with Singapore. In the 1850s, there was a schooner owned by Walter Padbury. This vessel could complete the journey from Fremantle to Port Walcott in nineteen days, whereas other vessels took thirty days.

Essex Street. Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk Streets are the 'county streets' (my term), being named for English counties.

Essex Lane. Off Essex Street.

Eucla Court, North Fremantle. The SS Eucla ran a fortnightly service between Fremantle and Esperance, calling at Albany, 1913-1926.

Euphrasie Court, Fremantle, off Tuckfield Street. French-born Adele Euphrasie Barbier (1829-1893) was the founder of the Roman Catholic Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions (they established a school on this site). Her religious name was Mother Mary of the Heart of Jesus.

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Fairbairn Street. Formerly William Street. Robert Fairbairn (1841-1922) was Resident Magistrate in 1886. The Street was also known as the Tramway, as a line ran along it from the Prison to Henderson Street, then to Marine Terrace and the Commissariat. It is now mostly a walkway leading tourists up from the town to the Prison, or vice versa. There is a tiny bit of what used to be Fairbairn Street on the NW side of Parry Street, in the form of a carpark there. It has now become a 'public area' for the benefit of a new hotel adjacent.

Fardon Drive, Fremantle Cemetery. Ralph Fardon, OAM was appointed to the Fremantle Cemetery Board in March 1994 and was Chairman of the Board in June that year until 1997. He was Town Clerk for the City of Melville and a qualified accountant.

Farrell Street, Hilton. James M. Farrell was a Town Councillor for the periods 1920-23 and 1927-1947. Previously known as Churchill Avenue, changed in 1948.

Farrier Lane, Fremantle. The name was considered appropriate because of the number of stables, and a farrier, that have been historically located there.

Fay Street, North Fremantle. Origin unknown. Makes a 'pair' with Letitia Road, also named for an unknown woman.

Feeney Street, North Fremantle. J. Feeney was a North Fremantle Councillor and a Fremantle Councillor 1961-1968.

Ferres Street, White Gum Valley. John M. Ferres was a butcher and had a shop at the corner of High Street and Market Street. Originally known as Elizabeth Street.

Field Street, Beaconsfield. Matron Field was in charge of the Grosvenor Hospital, the entrance of which was on the street.

Fifth Avenue, Beaconsfield. Simpson named the property Duke of York Estate (later Simpson Estate) to honour the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York’s visit to Western Australia in 1901. It was later so marketed, and the three streets were York Street, Central Avenue, and this one. The Duke later became George V. It's a joke.

Finnerty Street. Charles Finnerty was Colonel of the 47th Regiment. In 1861 he became Staff Officer of the Pensioner Guards Fremantle, after John Bruce and before E.D. Harvest. In 1862, Finnerty was made Commanding Officer of Volunteer Fremantle. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1871-1872 and then Colonel in 1874. Finnerty was in command of the Georgette when it failed to stop the Catalpa taking the Fenians away in 1876.

Fisher Street, WGV. Origin unknown.

Fitzgerald Terrace. Former name of most of what is now Marine Terrace (the southern portion was called Wellington Terrace). Capt Charles Fitzgerald was Governor 1848-1855.

Fleay Lane, South Fremantle. William Arnold Fleay (1928-1996) was a Perth educated engineer. He worked on the Comprehensive Water Scheme 1954-1961, Harbours and Rivers, Fremantle 1961-1979 and was Resident Engineer, Fremantle Harbour Works from 1970.

Fleet Street, Fremantle. This leads from the port entrance at Cliff Street to the South Mole and out to the end of it. I don't know if it refers to a fleet of ships or to someone of that name.

Fletcher Street, East Fremantle. George Fletcher Moore, early settler (arr. 1830 on board the Cleopatra?) and uncle of William Dalgety Moore. (Lee: 177) Formerly Reserve Street, because it ran beside the reserve that is now East Fremantle Oval.

Florence Street, South Fremantle, named for Florence JONES, daughter of shipbuilder Frederick Jones (cf. Louisa, q.v.), is now called King William Street. It was the one block between the Mandurah Road (now South Terrace) and Wellington (now Marine) Terrace, continuous with King William Street in 1900: so the name KWS was simply extended to cover the whole street from Marine Terrace to Attfield Street. However, the park on the corner with Marine Terrace retains the name: Florence Park. Florence Jones married Alex Reid, after whom the Reid Library at UWA is named, and became Lady Florence.

Forrest Street, Fremantle. Sir John Forrest, first Premier (1890-1901).

Fortescue Street, East Fremantle. Samuel Joseph Fortescue Moore (1846-1921) was a merchant and related to the Dalgety family, and Wm Moore's brother.

Fothergill Street is named for Capt E.H. Fothergill who named the Cleopatra Hotel (which he owned) after his ship of that name. He was Mayor of Fremantle 1909-10. Fothergill Street was originally John Street (not known for whom); the name was changed in 1922, possibly to end confusion with John Street, North Fremantle. The latter is named for John Bruce; not known for which John the former was named - possibly John Hampton, Governor 1862-68? It was to continue to the east as Broome Street but is now Stack Street.

Francisco Street. Alexander Francisco was a spirit merchant (having previously worked for Lionel Samson) and postmaster, and also member of the first Town Trust.

Fraser Street. Lee suggests that this was named for E. Fraser, wife of J.C. Fraser, EF Fire Brigade Superindent. (Lee: 177)

Frederick Street, North Fremantle. Originally named Frederick Street in 1892, changed to Hevron Street 19 January 1923 - named after North Fremantle mayor 1905-06 Patrick Hevron.

Frederick Street, South Fremantle. Became Daly Street in 1951-1952.

Fullston Way, Beaconsfield. Samuel Graves Fullston (1878-1963) was a fruiterer in the early 1900s with a shop on Douro Road. He was a wharfie from 1915 to the 1950s. His fruit shop was requisitioned as a storehouse during WW2.

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Gallipoli Street, South Fremantle. Ran south from Jenkin Street but stopped before Scott Street. Became Daly Street 1951-52.

Gallop Street, Hilton. The family of former Premier Geoff Gallop were early (1829) settlers, establishing themselves not only in Dalkeith but also in Fremantle. Dalkeith House is in High Street just east of Queens Square; and James Gallop built the King's Theatre, which now currently houses the Metropolis nightclub.

Garling Street, O'Connor. Frederick Garling was an artist on the HMS Success, which sailed into Fremantle in 1827.

George Street, East Fremantle. George Pearse, son of William Pearse, who arrived in WA in 1829.

George Street North Fremantle became White Street.

George Street South Fremantle became Gold Street in 1921.

Gibson Street. Frank Gibson was Mayor 1920-1923, 1927-1929 and 1929-1951. The netball park on High Street with the loud PA is also named after him, as (Frank) Gibson Park. The local precinct is called Gibson Park Precinct, although it extends all of the way south to Stevens Street.

Gibson Street, Beaconsfield. Gibson was a former employee of Fremantle City Council.

Gill Street. Maiden surname of George Easton's mother, Selina Gill. Easton was a schoolteacher who bought land in East Freo in the 1850s, owning it until the 1890s.

Girton Lane. Adjoins the former Girton College campus. Gives access at the rear to the garages of houses facing onto either Ellen or High Streets. It has two ways in, each one only the width of one vehicle, but all of it is two-way.

Glyde Street. Pearse family name - from the marriage of the first W.S. Pearse with Susannah Hallett Glyde. Her brother George Glyde Glyde was a prominent citizen (MLC and the equivalent of Perth mayor).

Gold Street. Coral, Gold, and Silver Streets are marketing names in the subdivision of a block which was the property of Sir Henry Briggs, President of the Legislative Council, who died 1919. The land was formerly known as Briggs's Paddock.

Goldsbrough Street, Fremantle, came into existence probably in 1927 when Goldsbrough Mort built the 'northern' woolstore between that street and Edward (now Parry) Street. It was formerly known as New Point Street and Mort Street. Named for Goldsbrough Mort whose woolstore was adjacent, after Richard Goldsbrough (1821-1886), the founder.

Goodsir's Street. Apparently (Jack Lee is imprecise, as usual) a former name of part of what is now Petra Street, and named for a landowner in that area.

Gordon Road, Beaconsfield. Robert Gordon was the owner of the Tyrone Orchard, North Lake until 1920.

Gordon Street, East Fremantle. Robert Gordon was an EF Councillor 1921-45. Formerly known as Chester Street and renamed Gordon to avoid confusion with the street in South Fremantle.

Gough Place, Samson. Clement A. Gough served as a North Fremantle Councillor for thirteen years.

Greer Lane, Beaconsfield. Phibbs Greer (1890-1965) served as a private in the 48th Battalion of the AIF in WWI. He was wounded in the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. After the war Greer worked on the Great Boulder Mine in Kalgoorlie before returning to Fremantle around 1948. From then on he worked as a waterside worker for the Association of Waterside Labour until retirement.

Grey Street. Lords Henry George Grey and Edward Howard were politicians during the administration of 1846-52, with Lord John Russell being PM. Grey was Viscount Howick 1802-04. He was also the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1846-52.

Griffiths Place, Hilton. W.P. Griffiths was a Town Councillor, 1931-1945, 1948-68.

Grigg Place. Albert Grigg was a Councillor in 1929.

Grosvenor Street, Beaconsfield. George Alfred Davies built a house on what is now the corner of South and Field Streets on the farm which he obtained by foreclosure from the Curedale family. (Before that, its first owner was Henry Maxwell Lefroy.) I assume he named the house 'Grosvenor', as it was later the Grosvenor Hospital, and also as 'Grosvenor Cellars' was the name of his wine and spirit business in High and Bannister Streets. Davies' Grosvenor Wines were well-known in the colony. The TAFE training restaurant in the street was called the Grosvenor. (The TAFE college has now been demolished.)

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Habgood Street. William and Robert Habgood were Fremantle pioneers and each owned land in East Freo; prolly of the firm R.B. Hapgood and Co.

Hale Street, Beaconsfield. Brothers, Edgar and Vernon Hale, were athletes in Fremantle before WWI. Edgar was killed in WWI and Vernon died after returning to WA as a result of his wounds. Previously called Healy Street, changed 1956/57.

Hamilton Street. Another woman's married name, according to Jack Lee: that of George Ernest Pearse's sister. (Lee: 177)

Hampton Road. John Stephen Hampton (1806-1869) was an unpopular Governor 1862-68. He appointed his son George Hampton as Acting Comptroller-General of the Fremantle Convict Establishment, but the road was named to honour the governor – possibly at the time that Hampton Street's name was changed to Alexander Road (Murray & Goodchild: 19). Prison Road was its original name (Heritage Council).

Hampton Street, named after Governor Hampton, had its name changed to Alexander Road, and then Wray Avenue, qv. One 1865 map shows what is named Wray Avenue as Hampton Road, while the road which is now Hampton Road is un-named on the map. The change from Hampton to Alexander may have been made because there had been a decision to name the more important road after the governor, requiring a name change to the lesser. However, another 1865 map has Hampton Street.

Hanlin Way, Samson. Rev. Robert Hanlin (1855-1933) was the first minister of the Fremantle Scots Presbyterian Church, 1886-1919.

Harbour Road, North Fremantle. Changed to Lime Street (associated with the quarrying of limestone for the inner harbour) because of the confusion with the street in South Fremantle.

Harbour Trust Road. Road along the east side of the Fremantle Ports building, at '1 Cliff Street'. Really just its front driveway. Fremantle Ports was previously called the Fremantle Harbour Trust and then the Fremantle Port Authority.

Harvest Road, North Fremantle. Probably for E.D. Harvest, who commanded the Enrolled Pensioner Guard after Finnerty.

Harwood Street, Hilton. Named for builder Joshua Josiah Harwood (1823-1897). English-born Harwood was a member of Fremantle Council 1862-1866. He was also involved in the Fremantle Town Trust and was chairman of the Fremantle Mechanics Institute in 1866.

Haywood [?], North Fremantle [?]. F.T. 'Theo' Haywood (-1988) was a foundation Associate Member of Leighton Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) and Treasurer 1936-40. He was an ambulance officer 1937-39 and Secretary of Surf Life Saving Western Australia 1936-1940, 1948-1974. He was made a life member of both Surf Life Saving WA and Surf Life Saving Australia in 1957.

Healy Road, Hamilton Hill, went through 'Winterfold' (qv), John Healy's (d. 1898) property, that took up most of what is now Beaconsfield and more.

Healy Street is now (since 1956) called Hale Street.

Hebbard Street, Samson. The Hebbard family were business owners in Beaconsfield for fifty years.

Helen Street North Fremantle became Turton Street.

Henderson Street was named for the first Comptroller-General of Convicts, Edmund Y.W. Henderson, who arrived in 1850 on Scindian with the first transports.

Henry Street. Mouat, Henry and Pakenham Streets are the 'lieutenant streets' (my term) being named respectively after the first, second, and third lieutenants on board Captain Fremantle's ship, HMS Challenger: J.A. Mouat, John Henry, and H. Pakenham. Mt Henry is also named after John Henry, who explored the Canning River.

Henville Street is named for Sampson Henville, councillor 1907-10. It was originally named Ellington Street, and changed 1909/10.

Herbert Street, North Fremantle. J.H. Herbert was a Town Councillor 1876-1885. Originally Mary Street, the name was changed 1922/1923.

Hevron Street. Patrick Hevron was Mayor of North Fremantle 1905-06, and councillor 1897-1900 (? or -1920). Originally known 1893 as Frederick Street, changed 19 January 1923.

Hewitt Street, South Fremantle. Changed to Daly Street 1909/1910.

Hickory Street, South Fremantle. Originally James Street, changed 1901/1902.

Hicks Street, North Fremantle. This name was used for a short street which ran off the former Bruce Street as part of a small lot subdivision of an earlier Pensioner Guard allotment. The street ultimately formed part of the Fremantle Steam Laundry land. Hicks Street is now the name of a one-way street in the Northbank locality, running from Burns Streets to Pensioner Guard Road after which it becomes Bick Lane.

High Street. Surveyor-General J.S. Roe formally named the main street in this traditional way. Following the completion of the Town Hall in 1887 the roadway was constructed east of William Street by convict labour. Prior to that the street was practically only a beaten track leading to Briggs's Boys School, erected in 1885. High Street adjacent to the Town Hall was closed to traffic in 1966. The High Street Mall (the one block from the Town Hall to Market Street) was trialled in 1973, and made permanent in 1975. The section through Walyalup Koort (the former Kings Square) has ceased to be a street.

Higham Road, North Fremantle. Edward Henry Higham was a Town Councillor 1872–1877.

Higham Road Fremantle is now Bellevue Terrace.

Hill Street East Fremantle was changed to Bolton Street in 1926 in honour of Leonard Burlington Bolton (1879-1948) East Fremantle Councillor 1909-1914 and Mayor 1914-1919. He lived in Hill Street 1907-1920s.

Hill Street was an earlier name for Knutsford Street. Changed 1951/2.

Hines Road, Hilton/O'Connor. Alfred Hines was a Town Councillor 1939-1958. Originally named Government Road, changed in 1948.

Holdsworth Street was originally called Doonan Street after Joseph Doonan, a Prison Superintendent. J Doonan & Sons had a store in Adelaide Street. Lionel Holdsworth, a shipowner from Liverpool, owned property where the street is.

Holland Street. Henry Thurston Holland (1825-1914), the Lord Knutsford, was Secretary of State for the Colonies (aka Colonial Secretary) 1887-1892. Nearby Knutsford Street is also named for him, despite the fact that he never in the colony.

Hollis Street, Samson. Frederick Hollis was a Town Councillor 1927-1929, 1929- 1935, and manager of the Union Stores WA Ltd.

Hollis Street, White Gum Valley. Name changed to Wood Street 1956/1957.

Holmes Place, Hilton. Joseph John Holmes (1866-1942) was MLA for East Fremantle 1897-1904, 1905-1906 and Mayor of Fremantle in 1910.

Hope Street is named after Dr James W. Hope (1851-1918). He was Medical Officer at Fremantle Prison in 1882. He was also involved in Fremantle Public Hospital and the Woodman Point Quarantine Station, and appointed Acting Superintendent of the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum. Hope became the Captain and Surgeon Major of the Fremantle Artillery Corps.

Howard Street, Fremantle (and Perth?). Lord Edward Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Glossop (1818 – 1883). Howard was a British Liberal politician. Lords Grey, Howard, and Russell were politicians during the administration of UK Prime Minister Lord John Russell, 1846-52. (Murray & Goodchild, qv in refs, state that he was PM, but that is incorrect.)

Howell Vista, Beaconsfield. Arthur Gilbert Howell (1893-1949) served as a gunner in the Field Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 14, of the AIF in WWI. He received the Military Medal for excellent services as a despatch runner at Pozieres. After being discharged in 1918, Howell resumed work with the Fremantle Tramways before later becoming an accountant with the North Fremantle Council. In 1942, Howell joined the Volunteer Defence Corp and was later accepted into the Australian Army; he reached the rank of Captain. Following WW2 he resumed working with North Fremantle Council as Assistant Town Clerk.

Howson Street, Hilton. The Howson family were early Fremantle boat builders.

Hubble Street, East Fremantle. Jack Lee writes that it is named for a member of the Pearse family, as it's on what was their land, in Plympton. (Lee: 177) And in fact it was named after George Hubble, the son-in-law of William Silas Pearse.

Hudson Mews, Fremantle. Charles Hudson (1865-) purchased this land in 1898. He was a member of the Fremantle Harbour Trust.

Hughes Avenue. Now Jarvis Street, O'Connor.

Hughes Street, Hilton. First appears in 1951/52. Area here, to Victor Street, was known as Hughes Estate.

Hulbert Street, South Fremantle. The accountant of the smelting works, William Hulbert, lived here. Originally named Jane Street, and changed 1909/1910.

Humble Way, North Fremantle (private road between Pamment Street and Christina Parade). George Bland Humble (1839-1930) was the Head of Fremantle Boys School and for many years Fremantle Town Clerk. He was Second Lieutenant in the Volunteer Rifle Corps in 1864; in 1870 he sponsored the name change to the Fremantle Rifle Volunteers. He was promoted to First Lieutenant and became Captain in command. Humble was a deacon at the Congregational Chapel and later instrumental in building the Johnston Memorial Church. A prominent Freemason, Justice of the Peace, and an active sportsman, Humble was a founding member of the Fremantle Cemetery Board. Humble Street, now Bay View Terrace, Claremont, was also named after George.

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Instone Street, Hilton. Fred Instone was a plumber in Essex Street and a Town Councillor 1895-1899.

Inverleith Street, South Fremantle. Inverleith, Scotland.

Irene Street, North Fremantle. Origin unknown.

Irwin Street, East Fremantle. Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Chidley Irwin (1788-1860) was the first commandant of military forces in the colony, who arrived in 1829 in the Swan River colony on the Sulphur, six days after the landing of the Parmelia. He brought a detachment of the 63rd Regiment, which was charged with providing military protection for the colony while it began its establishment. The street was in the centre of the Moore estate. Irwin Street Perth is also named after him. He acted as Governor during Stirling's absence.

Isidore Street, North Fremantle. No longer exists - disappeared in the 1960s.

Island Street. See Aurora Avenue. This street was in the sand drift between Rockingham Road and the ocean, South Fremantle. It formed the boundary on the south between the municipality and the Roads Board district.

Ives Close, Samson. No information.

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Jackson Street, North Fremantle. Pre-dates 1895. No other information. (Perhaps for Captain William Jackson, who died in 1895.)

James Street, South Fremantle. Admiral Sir James Stirling (1791-1865) was the first Governor of Western Australia. Changed to Hickory Street 1901/02.

James Street, Fremantle. Named for James Stirling, the first Governor, as are James and Stirling Streets in Perth.

Jane Street, South Fremantle. Changed to Hulbert Street 1909/1910.

Jarvis Street, O'Connor. Raglan Jarvis was a Fremantle Municipal Councillor 1893-1900. Previously known as Hughes Avenue.

Jean Street, Beaconsfield. Jean Healy was the daughter of John Healy.

Jeffrey Street, Beaconsfield. Origin unknown.

Jenkin Street. Originally By-the-Sea Road, renamed 1909/10 for Rev. JH Jenkin of the South Fremantle Methodist Church, which was on or near the corner with South Terrace (formerly Mandurah Road). Jenkin was later transferred to Adelaide. The road led to the sea, as opposed to being by it.

Jerrat Drive, East Fremantle. Claude Jerrat, manager of the Fremantle Municipal Tramways & Electric Lighting Board.

Jewell Parade, North Fremantle. Frederick Mason, a Fremantle jeweller, owned many of the lots in Jewell Parade. It was previously known as Jewell Street.

Johannah Street, North Fremantle. The maiden name of the wife of Colonel John Bruce was Johannah Jacoba Henklotz.

John Street (Fremantle) was the first name of Fothergill Street.

John Street, North Fremantle, was so named because it was associated with the land granted to John Bruce, commander of the Enrolled Pensioner Force. It ran along the SE edge of his 20-acre Lot 130 which was all the land between John Street, Harvest Road, the Perth Road (Stirling Hwy) and the river. It was called John Road at one time. It is somewhat confusing that the present Tydeman Road (from 1968) was also called John Street, although it was originally named Pensioner Road (until c. 1898), and then John Street after that. The area from the Perth Road/Victoria Avenue (now Stirling Highway) east to the river was called Bruce Town.

Jones Street, O'Connor. No information - tho there was a Frederick Jones who was a municipal councillor 1888-96, 1898-1907, 1908-9, and 1909-14 (Ewers).

Josephson Street is named after Abraham Moise Josephson, who for many years owned the Park Hotel which looks out over Fremantle Park. The street leads the one block from High Street to the corner of Ellen and Point Streets, which is just one block away from the Hotel (now Park House accommodation). More to the point, Josephson built a row of three-storeyed houses in this street. I'm guessing the street was laid out around 1893.

Joslin Street, Hilton. The Joslin family were early residents of Fremantle. One family member was employed with the Fremantle City Council for more than fifty years and was, for many years, Works Supervisor.

June Barton Drive, Fremantle Cemetery. June Barton, OAM was appointed to the Fremantle Cemetery Board in 1990. She was Mayor of Melville between 1989 and 1995, and is a Councillor for the Bicton/Attadale Ward. She served on the WA Children’s Advisory Council.

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Karak Lane, WGV, is one of four new streets on the housing development which replaced the Kim Beazley School at the bottom of the Valley. Karak is a Whadjuk Noongar word meaning 'black feather'.

Keady Way, Beaconsfield. Norah and Daniel Keady arrived on the Otago in June 1886 from Liverpool. They brought their own cattle with them and set up a dairy in East Street, Fremantle. Their son Thomas Keady was an engine driver on the Perth to Fremantle Railway and resided in Cantonment Street.

Keegan Street, O'Connor was named for Cr C. Keegan (1908-11, 1913-19).

Keel Place, North Fremantle. The keel (designed by Ben Lexcen) of the yacht Australia II, which won the 1983 America's Cup in Newport, Rhode Island, was manufactured at the former State Engineering Works.

Keeling Way, South Fremantle. Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Kellow Place, Fremantle. Joe Kellow, a Cornish miner, came to Fremantle in 1892. His children stayed in Fremantle after he left in 1903. The Kellows owned property in South Terrace. Name suggested by Dennis Sowden. The Sowden family have taken an active part in the civic and business affairs of the Fremantle community.

Kildare Link, Beaconsfield. Kildare, Ireland.

King Street, Fremantle. In 1833, Queen, William and Parry Streets and South Terrace were all planned to terminate at a proposed King Street. The land over which it was planned to run was resumed in or after 1850 for the Convict Establishment, and later became the Barracks Field (now Fremantle Oval). It would have been roughly where part of (the extension of) Parry Street now runs. This King Street was never made, though it is shown an '1844' plan of the town.

King Street, East Fremantle. For George IV (1762-1830) who was king 1820-30? Or for William IV, whose reign was 1830-1837? Fremantle Library goes for George, because the colonists would not have heard about his death until after they'd named the street. ... Anyway they were both 'king'.

King William Street, South Fremantle, was originally named Florence Street. There is a pattern of naming some streets after women, by their first names, and then later to give them more 'significant' names, usually from men's surnames. There are many examples in this document. In this case they changed it to 'recognise' William IV (r. 1830-37) - which is a bit like Tony Abbott giving the Duke of Edinburgh a knighthood. Sif they cared or even noticed.

Kings Square. George IV was king until his death on 26 June 1830 - which would not have been known about in Fremantle until September, and apparently the Square was planned before then.

Kirby Way, Samson. WB Kirby was rector of St Johns Church, 1950-1963. Originally named Mofflin Drive, changed in 1979.

Knutsford Street is named after the birthplace (in Cheshire) of Henry Thurston Holland, the Lord Knutsford, who was Secretary of State for the Colonies (aka Colonial Secretary), 1887-1892, and for whom nearby Holland Street is also named. Originally Hill Street (changed 1951/52).

Kwong Alley, North Fremantle. The name Kwong Alley (also spelt Quong in some documents) is frequently recalled by long-term residents of North Fremantle. The Pensioner Guards cultivated the fertile land into market gardens. This was continued by Chinese market gardeners. The markets continued through until the 1940s. The track or road named Kwong Alley was most probably a colloquial term and was further derived as Pong Alley because of the smells associated with rich alluvial soils, animal manure and later the industrial activities such as the wool scourers, tanneries and shoe manufacturers.

Kybra Lane, 'Knutsford' (developer's name for a complex of apartments and villa units), Fremantle. HMAS Kybra was a cargo ship launched in 1926. It regularly berthed at Fremantle Harbour and was owned by WA State Shipping. The Kybra was commissioned by the Royal Australian Navy on 21 June 1940 as an anti-submarine vessel where she provided escort and radar-training support during WWII. In late 1945, the ship was refitted (which increased gross tonnage from 858 to 950) and resumed peacetime service in Western Australian in 1946. The Kybra was sold in 1958.

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Ladner Street, O'Connor. Ladner was an original pioneer resident of White Gum Valley.

Laidlaw Street, Hilton. Possibly named for Bertha Laidlaw c. 1879-1961, JP (1929), a prominent figure in Fremantle in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Lawrence Way, Samson. Phillip Richard Lawrence (1915-1960) was a Fremantle-born waterside worker and Labor MLA for South Fremantle 1951-1960.

Leah Street. Now Baker Street, qv. Change occurred in 1908/09.

Leake Street, Fremantle. George Leake (1786-1849) was a wealthy landowner in the Swan River Colony and a storekeeper in Fremantle. He was the first resident Magistrate of Fremantle in 1839, and the uncle of Sir Luke Leake and George Walpole Leake. This was the first street to be named for a citizen (rather than a royal or official or place).

Lee Avenue, Hilton. Bruce William Francis Lee was a member of the Fremantle City Council, 1941–1968, and Chairman of the Council's Ovals and Parks committee. Bruce Lee Park is named for him. The section east of Carrington Street running south off South Street was known as Stokes Street until changed in 1948. See also Bruce Lee Oval.

Lefroy Road. Henry Maxwell Lefroy was Superintendent of Convicts 1854-75, and an explorer before that. The road was the northern boundary of his estate. Also named after him are the (self-named) Lefroy River, and Lake Lefroy.

Leighton Beach. The (John) Leighton family were pioneers of North Fremantle.

Leitrim Lane, Beaconsfield. County Leitrim, Ireland.

Leslie Road, North Fremantle. Origin unknown.

Letchford Street, Samson. The Letchford family conducted an aerated water manufacturing company in Fremantle. The company was in Marine Terrace (before 1880), then in Pakenham Street, and finally in Hampton Road, corner of Stevens Street. W. Letchford Pty Ltd finished bottling in Hampton Road in 1979.

Letitia Road, North Fremantle. Origin unknown. Makes a 'pair' with Fay Street, also named for an unknown woman.

Lewington Street, Fremantle. The Lewington family were early settlers. William Lewington (1802-1869) arrived in Western Australia 6 October 1829 aboard the Lotus.

Lewis Court, Samson. Richard Lewis was one of the main contractors for the Round House.

Lilburn Road, North Fremantle. From a property named by Lionel Lukin who owned land there in the 1840s. He named it after Captain Lilburn, the master of the Egyptian, which brought him out from England in 1830. The road has disappeared, having been where the North Wharf now is.

Lilly Street. James Lilly was CEO of the Adelaide Steamship Co, whose building still stands at 12 Mouat Street. Lilly's building is at 34-42 Cliff Street.

Lime Street, North Fremantle. Named for the association with the quarrying of limestone for the inner harbour. Changed from Harbour Road because of the confusion with the street in South Fremantle.

Limerick Way, Fremantle. County Limerick, Ireland. The first resident in a house actually built on this laneway was psychiatrist and playwright Lois Achimovich. She hoped to have it named Lois Lane, but another laneway beat her to it. By coincidence, another woman friend of mine was, I believe, the first to live in a house actually built on that laneway (Lois Lane).

Little High Street, Fremantle. Named in 1988. Not really a street; more a carpark.

Livingstone Street, Beaconsfield. Origin unknown.

Lloyd Street, South Fremantle. Origin unknown.

Locke Crescent. Herbert J. Locke was Mayor of East Fremantle 1924-31, 1934-44. Locke Park (next to East Fremantle Oval) is also named for him. There is large reserve containing remnant native vegetation between Locke Crescent and Preston Point Road, above the Leeuwin Barracks, which does not seem to have a name.

Lois Lane, White Gum Valley. The Lois was a 393 tonne barque built in Sunderland in 1869. In July 1890 she struck a rock at Roebuck Bay, WA, and was beached and abandoned. Two years before this, the Lois had sailed through Fremantle. I think that's just a flimsy excuse for this whimsical name. See also Limerick Lane.

Long Street, Beaconsfield. HE (Horrie) Long was a Town Councillor, 1948-1974. There is also a park named after him.

Longford Road, Beaconsfield. Longford, Ireland.

Louisa Street, South Fremantle, is named for the daughter of Frederick Jones and Emma (nee Cook). Frederick Jones was with the Fremantle Council for many years. Owston owned an acre or so of land in the area before Jones acquired it (Jones family informant).

Loukes Street. Frederick Scott Loukes (-1919) was a Councillor, 1902-1910. Loukes owned and occupied a five-roomed dwelling in the street from 1895–1919. His wife Evelyn remained as occupier until her death in 1936. Originally known as Percy Street, changed between 1907 and 1910.

Lukin Mews, North Fremantle. Lionel Lukin owned the first goods barge Fanny of Perth, which ran between Fremantle and Perth in the early 1830s. He owned Lots 1, 5 & 6 on the north bank of the Swan River. Not in Google Maps, it is a cul de sac which runs (or ran) off Hicks Street in the Northbank locality near the river.

Lynch Place, Hilton. JW Lynch was a Town Councillor, 1933-1952 and first President of the Fremantle branch of the RSL.

Lynn Street, Hilton. RJ Lynn was a Town Councillor, 1904-1909.

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McAtee Court, Fremantle. The McAtee family were early settlers. John K McAtee immigrated to Western Australia on the Clara in 1853. His son, Wesley (Frederick) took up land at Fremantle and, with the help of a friend, built his house which still stands in South Terrace. Another son, William, was employed for many years by the Council, building roads and such.

McCabe Street and McCabe Place, North Fremantle. John McCabe was Secretary to the East Fremantle Football Club and Mayor of North Fremantle from 1924 to 1931.

McCleery Street, Beaconsfield. John McCleery, son of a Belfast surgeon, was in partnership as merchants with A.M. Josephson, in the premises now usually known as the McDonald Smith building in Cliff Street (which was designed by Herbert Nathaniel Davis). McCleery, who owned land near the street named for him, died in 1911. See also: Josephson, Martha, and Leah Streets, and Naomi Lane.

McCoombe Avenue (Samson), which curves around Samson Reserve between South Street and Winterfold Road was very likely named to honour Noel J.C. McCombe was Fremantle Town Clerk 1947-66.

McLaren Street, South Fremantle. The Mayor of Fremantle 1912-14 was F.J. McLaren. Formerly Silas Street, after Wm Silas Pearse, son of William Pearse, one of the first settlers in North Fremantle.

McKenzie Road, Samson. Two McKenzie brothers were engaged in dairying activities in the area.

Magpie Street, East Fremantle is now that part of Alexandra Road from Coolgardie Avenue to Fraser Street.

Malcolm Street. Sir Malcolm Fraser (1834-1900) was Surveyor-General for Western Australia 1872 -1883 and the first Agent-General for WA in London 1892-1898.

Mandurah Road is now South Terrace. 'South Terrace was formerly called Mandurah Road. It followed the line of ancient Aboriginal tracks and was the main entrance to Fremantle from the south. Mandurah Road used to continue south along the coast, but owing to shifting sand dunes, it was necessary to make a deviation to Douro Road and travel further inland.' Heritage Council. OR: Mandurah Road was the continuation of South Terrace, beginning at South Street and ending south of Island Street, where the abattoir used to be. It was changed to South Terrace during 1951/52. Fremantle Library.

Manning Street. Henry Manning bought much land in the Colony from 1840, and in 1854 sent a younger brother, Charles Alexander Manning, to manage his estates. CA Manning established a farm in the area where Manning Park is now and built a house called 'Davilak' (from Devil Lake), which also became the name of the Lake, the Road, and the Hotel. He also built Manning Hall (aka 'Folly') in Pakenham Street on the corner of Short Street. Manning Street is a very small street for such an important man. It joins Wray Avenue to Carnac Street.

Manoora Close, North Fremantle (Rous Head). The Manoora was built in Scotland in 1935. It provided the Cairns-Fremantle passenger run for the Adelaide Steamship Company. During WWII it moved troops and undertook patrols off Malaysia, New Guinea and India. After the war it resumed its run as a costal passenger ship. At the end of its service, the Manoora was sold to an Indonesian company which sent the ship to Kaohsiung to be broken up for scrap but on its final journey to Kaohsiung it took on water and sank, and remains on the sea bed.

Mardie Street, Beaconsfield. A private street taken over by the Council and named for the owner, David 'Mardie' Simpson (-1886).

Marimont Street, Hilton. Origin unknown.

Marine Terrace, Fremantle. Marine Terrace derives its name from its situation on the waterfront. Before the railway to Robb Jetty was laid down it followed the line of the beach and was protected by a high stone sea wall which extended almost to Essex Street. From there, a row of piles resisted the encroachments of the sea on the road, which from that street to South Street was named Fitzgerald Terrace after Captain Fitzgerald RN, Governor of Western Australia (1848-1855). The continuation to Douro Road is shown on a survey of 1844 as being in the suburban area, South Street representing the southern boundary of the Town. It was named Wellington Terrace after the Great Duke. It was along this road that the camels were driven after disembarkation at the old long jetty. A quarantine station for camels arriving by sea was established in 1896 and, before departing for the Goldfields, the keepers used to camp with their animals at South Beach. All the local children took great delight in going there after school and incensing the Afghans by calling out 'ooshta', which was the signal for the camels to kneel, whatever they might be doing at the moment. Changed from Wellington Terrace to Marine Terrace in 1979.

Market Street is so called not because it led to the site of the present Fremantle Markets but because it was intended that there should be markets at the northern end, where the Railway Station now is. J.S. Roe's survey of 1833 shows a Market Place there.

Marmion Road, Beaconsfield. Now Edmund Street.

Marmion Street. William Edward Marmion (1845-1896) was Minister for Crown Lands.

Marchant Road, Samson. Frederick Marchant was a foundation member of the Hilton Park Progress Association and an early President. The family were also engaged in dairying activities in the district.

Marine Terrace. Topological name. Formerly known as Fitzgerald Terrace from the west to South Street, then Wellington Terrace to Douro Road.

Marsh Close, O'Connor. Stephen William Marsh (1924-) played 226 games for the South Fremantle Football Club between 1945 and 1956 and 39 games for the East Fremantle Football Club between 1957 and 1960. In 1995 he was made an inaugural member of the Fremantle Football Club’s Fremantle Football Hall of Legends.

Marshall Way, Samson. Marshall was a Town Councillor, 1888-1893.

Martha Street, Beaconsfield. First appears in 1897. It was probably named for the eldest daughter of Abraham Josephson (actually his stepdaughter, being the daughter of Elizabeth Downes, the woman he married in the 1870s). Josephson and John McCleery owned and developed property in that area: McCleery Street crosses Martha Street.

Mary Lilly Walk, Fremantle. Mary Lilly was the wife of Captain James Lilly. The 'walk' is now merely a driveway, even having a locked gate.

Mary Street Fremantle is now Solomon Street, re-named in 1951/52.

Mary Street North Fremantle is now Herbert Street. J.H. Herbert was a Town Councillor 1876-1885. Originally Mary Street, the name was changed 1922/1923.

Mason Street, North Fremantle. Now Pearse Street. Would have been named for Frederick Mason, jeweller, who had land there, and built two halls.

Mather Road, Beaconsfield. W. Mather was a Town Councillor, 1890-1892.

Mathieson Avenue, North Fremantle. The name Mathieson has been supplied by the Town of Mosman Park in honour of local fallen servicemen from World War 1.

Maud Street, South Fremantle. Name changed to Beard Street in 1909/1910.

Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield. Named for Henry Maxwell Lefroy (1818-1879), this street was in the Lefroy Estate.

May Street. Named for the same woman after whom the Princess May School was named. The said May was to become Queen Mary, consort of George V. She was actually Princess Mary of Teck, but was known in the family as May, possibly because she was born in that month. Or not. The School was so named in 1901 when Mary, as Duchess of Cornwall, visited Fremantle, and the street was probably named at that time. May Street is changing in character from a street of residences to one of professional suites, from the Canning Hwy end. I used to own 44 May Street and planted the tree which is partly responsible for the brick front wall falling into the footpath.

Mayhew Street, Fremantle. Named circa 1909 (Library). Shown on a 1904 O'Connor harbour map, running between Tuckfield Street and Cantonment Road (now QV Street). Quarry Street terminated at it. Mayhew Street would have run between what are now the Army Museum and the former Signal Station - at the foot of Cantonment Hill.

Meiers Street, North Fremantle, was named in honour of George Meiers, who well known for his involvement as player, captain and coach with both North Fremantle and East Fremantle teams. The street has been swallowed up by the North Wharf port.

Mews Road. The Mews family had a boatbuilding business here, on the beach next to Arthur Head, and also one at 7-9 Henry Street, perhaps earlier.

Michael Street, Beaconsfield. Origin unknown.

Milbourne Street, Beaconsfield. Albert John Milbourne was a quarryman, stonemason, and limeburner, and lived in 34 Healy Street (Lot 48 of CSL 223) in 1949. He had seven children with his wife Elizabeth. Two sons, Ron and Ira, went into business with their father. During WW2 they supplied lime and stone to the army. They also supplied stone containing lime to Cuming Smith & Mt Lyell. The Milbournes developed the Lefroy Road quarry after the 1920s. Ira Milbourne lived in Livingstone Street.

Military Road, Hilton. Now Collick Street.

Milky Way, Beaconsfield. Milky Way has a historical link with the original Marchant Milk Depot and Browns Dairy business which occupied the land adjoining this ROW from 1950 to the early 1960s.

Millenden Street, East Fremantle. Millenden Farm was the home of George Fletcher Moore. There is a suburb called Millendon [sic] on the Great Northern Hwy in Middle Swan, Perth. Millenden Street begins across Fortescue Street near the eastern side of Moore's townhouse, Woodside, the entrance of which is in Dalgety Street.

Milson Place, O'Connor. Milson John Howard Porter was a Town Councillor, 1947-1951. He was President of the WA Trotting Association Inc and President of the Fremantle Trotting Club for 31 years. M.J.H. Porter started a coach building business on the corner of Newman and William Streets in 1893.

Minilya Avenue, White Gum Valley. This is in line with Robinson Street, on the other side of the golf course, and was originally called that. Most of the streets running north-to-south in White Gum Valley are named after towns and localities in the Murchison and mid-West regions of Western Australia: Yilgarn Street, Wiluna Street, Nannine Avenue, Yalgoo Avenue, Wongan Avenue, and Minilya Avenue. The Minilya was built in Fremantle by W.A. Chamberlain in 1902. It was owned by Streeter & Male, Broome. It was one of twenty four pearl luggers wrecked and sunk in a cyclone off the Lacepede Islands on the 26th of March 1935.

Mofflin Street, Samson. Horace Elgar Mofflin (1867-1939) was a Town Councillor, 1895, 1903-1905. He lived In Alma Street (Lot 840-1/3) between 1892 and 1904. He operated as Mofflin, Rickards & Co., skin merchants, located in Adelaide Street. Between 1900 and 1920, operated as H.E. Mofflin & Co., Adelaide Street.

Montgomery Street. The Mayor of Fremantle in 1919 was William Montgomery of Montgomery & Co, drapers.

Montreal Street, Fremantle, White Gum Valley. Origin unknown. First appears in 1903-1904.

Mooney Place, O'Connor. Mooney was a pioneer.

Moore Street. Now Blinco Street.

Moran Street and Court, Beaconsfield. Charles John Moran (1868-1936) was Minister for Lands from 15 February - 17 October, 1905.

Morgan Street, East Fremantle, is now Osborne Road.

Morris Street, Beaconsfield. Bevil Morris was a Town Councillor, 1951-1958. He was associated with South Fremantle Football Club for 33 years. Morris became Secretary of the Social Committee, then a Committee member, Assistant Secretary, Secretary and Treasurer. He was League Delegate for 22 years, life member of South Fremantle Football Club and the WANFL and Vice-President of the League Club.

Moss Street, East Fremantle. The first Mayor of East Fremantle, 1897-1900, was Matthew Lewis Moss (1863-1946), born Dunedin. Moss was a barrister and politician. He was the MLA for North Fremantle from 1895 to 1897.

Mouat Street was named after Lt J.A. Mouat, of HMS Challenger. Mouat, Henry and Pakenham Streets, in that order, are the 'lieutenant streets' (my term) being named respectively after the first, second, and third lieutenants on board Capt Fremantle's ship, HMS Challenger: J.A. Mouat, John Henry, and H. Pakenham. Mouat Street used sometimes to be spelt with two TTs, as Mouatt-street.

Mouquet Vista, WGV, is one of four new streets on the housing development which replaced the Kim Beazley School at the bottom of the Valley. It doesn't have much of a 'vista'. The Battle of Mouquet Farm was a part of the Battles of the Somme and Pozières; it took place between 10 August and 26 September 1916. The Western Australian 51st and 52nd Battalions suffered severe casualties and it was the worst day for Fremantle during the Second World War.

Mrs Trivett Place, Arthur Head. Gwendoline Lucy Trivett was a foundation member of the Fremantle branch of the Red Cross and was one of the original participants in the Fremantle Hospital Visiting Service. She received the Red Cross Award in 1961, the Distinguished Award of the Red Cross in 1965, the British Empire Medal in 1968, and in 1976 was made an honorary Life Member of the Red Cross. She lived at Arthur Head with her husband, Captain AE Trivett, Fremantle Harbourmaster.

Mulberry Farm Lane, White Gum Valley, a ROW between Wiluna Avenue and Nannine Avenue, is a few blocks to the north from where H.M. Lefroy's Mulberry Farm once was, south of South Street and between Field Street and Fifth Avenue. George Curedale followed Lefroy in farming the area. George Davies then took it over and built a residence, 'Grosvenor', at 151 South Street Beaconsfield. It later became the private Grosvenor Hospital — the entrance is in Field Street, which was named after the matron. It is now the Beacon Yoga Centre (aka ashram etc.) After WW2 the State Housing Commission resumed a large portion of this land for housing. For more on the history of the area, see Davies Street.

Munro Street. John Munro was Mayor of the Municipality of East Fremantle 1933-34.

Murphy Street, O'Connor. Origin unknown.

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Nairn Street is named after Major William Nairn/Nairne, of the 46th, original grantee of Grass Valley near Northam.

Nannine Avenue, White Gum Valley. Most of the streets running north-to-south in White Gum Valley are named after towns and localities in the Murchison and mid-West regions of Western Australia: Yilgarn Street, Wiluna Street, Nannine Avenue, Yalgoo Avenue, Wongan Avenue, and Minilya Avenue.

Naomi Lane, Fremantle, runs off Josephson Street, and was named for his second daughter. See also: Martha and Leah Streets.

Napier Road, North Fremantle. No information.

Navan Court, Beaconsfield. Navan is the main town of County Meath, where C.Y. O'Connor was born. In 1843 his father was elected to the Central Famine Relief Committee in Navan. The family stayed there until the 1850s when C.Y., then aged about seven, and his youngest sister were sent to live with in Clonee, Ireland. C.Y. moved to Waterford, a town in the south of Ireland when he was eleven years old. His father worked for the Waterford and Limerick Railway Company after losing his property in the famine. C.Y. attended Waterford Academy and was apprenticed to the Chief Engineer of the Railway company. It was the skills gained in these early years that allowed him to make such a contribution to the Port of Fremantle.

Naylor Street, Beaconsfield. Henry Dyson Naylor (1826-1894) arrived as a Pensioner Guard on the Norwood in 1862. He was assigned Cockburn Sound Location P8 of 20 acres in 1876 but lived in Fremantle where he worked as a butcher.

Nelson Street, South Fremantle. The name Nelson Street first appears in 1898.

Newbold Street, White Gum Valley. No information.

Newman Street is now called Newman Court, having ceased to be a vehicular thoroughfare. Edward Newman, of the firm Carter & Co, William Street, was Member for Fremantle in 1870, but died prematurely in 1872. The former street is now a pedestrian area running between William and Queen Streets next to the Council offices.

Newmarket Street, Beaconsfield, Newmarket Hotel, Hamilton Hill. The Newmarket Hotel in Hamilton Hill took its name from Newmarket, Suffolk, which was the centre of British horse-racing. The hotel was the headquarters for the Fremantle racing fraternity in the early 1900s.

Newspaper Lane, Fremantle. This road services the WA Newspapers site, parallel to and between High and Holland Streets.

Nicholas Crescent, Hilton. Nicholas was a Town Councillor (date?).

Noble Close, North Fremantle. Captain Beresford Lewis Noble (1914-1998) was the Harbour Master at Darwin Port and then General Manager Fremantle Port Authority 1972-1984. He oversaw the Port of Fremantle's redesign to accommodate the new method of container movement with the onset of containerisation in the 1960s. He was a member of the Institute of Navigation, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport, and an Associate of the Institute of Management.

Noel Street, Hilton. No information.

Nola Waters Drive, Fremantle Cemetery. Nola Waters was appointed Chairman of the Fremantle Cemetery Board June 1990 for a period of five years. She was also a Councillor with the City of Cockburn.

Norfolk Street. Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk Streets are the 'county streets' (my term), being named for English counties.

Norman Street, Fremantle. Harry Norman Higham was one of the owners of the land in 1917. Name first appears in 1920.

Notley Court, Samson. No information.

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Oakover Street. Oakover is where Samuel Fortescue Moore was born in Middle Swan (WA). S.F. was W.D. Moore's brother. There is an Oakover Road in Middle Swan.

Ocean Drive runs south from Ocean Road (and the South Beach carpark) at the rear of the new yuppie buildings on the beachfront. Toponym.

Ocean Road. Joins South Terrace to Ocean Drive, also servicing the carparks at South Beach and the South Beach Cafe. Toponym.

Ocean Street. See Aurora Avenue.

O'Connor. The suburb is named for C.Y. O'Connor.

O'Hara Street, Beaconsfield. O’Hara was a pioneer.

Oldham Crescent, Hilton. The Oldham family were early residents of Fremantle.

Ommanney Street. Surveyor H.M. Ommanney bought original town lot 392 some time between 1829 and 1837, and the street may be named after this first settler. [The lot number does not appear on the 1885 {1877} Town Plan and may have become part of Queens Square.]

Onslow Street. The Chief Justice 1883-1901 was Sir Alexander Campbell Onslow (1842-1908).

Ord Street. The Governor 1877-80 was Major-General Sir Harry Street George Ord (1819-1885). Originally ran between Knutsford Street (formerly Hill Street) and Ellen Street (formerly John Street) but was extended as far as Finnerty Street (where it becomes James Street).

O'Reilly Close, Beaconsfield. Archbishop John O'Reilly (1846-1915) arrived in Western Australia in 1870. He was a Roman Catholic priest at Fremantle, 1874-1886. He also served on Board of Education in 1874. In 1886 O’Reilly was appointed first Bishop of Port Augusta, South Australia and later Archbishop of Adelaide.

Orient Street, South Fremantle. No information.

Osborne Road. The Osborne family were a well-known East Fremantle family, one member of which was Mrs Ivy Antoine. Formerly Morgan Street, for a member of the Easton family. (Lee: 176)

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Paddy Troy Mall, Fremantle. Patrick Laurence Troy (1908-1978) was a long-serving Secretary of the WA Branch of the Coastal Docks, Rivers & Harbour Workers and Shipwrights Unions, and the Maritime Workers Union until his retirement in 1973. Changed from Shoppers Street in 1984.

Paget Street. The 'Medical Officer for Health' 1912-15 was Dr Owen Paget.

Pakenham Street. Mouat, Henry and Pakenham Streets are the 'lieutenant streets' being named respectively after the first, second, and third lieutenants on board Capt Fremantle's ship, HMS Challenger: J.A. Mouat, John Henry, and H. Pakenham.

Pamment Street, North Fremantle. Frederick T Pamment was an early landowner and hotelkeeper in the area.

Papaphotis Drive, Fremantle Cemetery. John Papaphotis was appointed to the Fremantle Cemetery Board in March 1994. He contributed to the City of Melville as a Councillor. He was a Production Manager with the Australian Wool Testing Authority and was Licentiate of the Textile Institute, Bradford, UK.

Parker Street. Horace Parker (1897-1944) was East Fremantle's first Town Clerk 1897-1944. Originally called View Street.

Parmelia Street, South Fremantle, formerly Attfield Lane. HMS Parmelia. The nearby Park is also so named.

Parry Avenue, East Fremantle. Jack Lee's opinion is that it's named for Bishop Parry because it's close to Salvado Avenue. Fremantle Library: This small street may have been named after a Fremantle Chemist, a Fremantle Hotel family or a Surveyor. As the street was in close proximity to Salvado Avenue, named for a Roman Catholic Bishop, it is possible Parry Avenue was named after Anglican Bishop Parry.

Parry Street. Named for Rear-Admiral William Edward Parry (1790-1855), who was with John Franklin in 1818 in the Arctic, and later Governor of Greenwich Hospital. At its northern end this used to continue as Edward Street (which was also named after the admiral) but that is now part of Parry Street. (William Street is, however, named for the King.) Parry Street used to terminate at Henderson Street, but in the 1980s was extended, as a 'bypass', to South Terrace. Parry entered the Navy in 1803 and served during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1821 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society and received a knighthood in April 1829. He arrived in Sydney in 1829; as a religious man he started schools for children and performed baptisms. He returned to England in 1834.

Pass Crescent, Beaconsfield. E.E. Pass was a Town Councillor, 1945-1969. Originally known as Pass Street.

Passmore Avenue, North Fremantle, is named for public servant Henry Passmore (1840-1920). He called it Raleigh Place/Avenue, but it was renamed after his death. Fremantle Library: Passmore arrived in Western Australia in 1865 as a warder in charge of convicts. He was in charge of convict public works, roads, river dredging, etc. Member of North Fremantle Council, Justice of the Peace. Lived in Raleigh Avenue. Buried with full military honours. Originally known as Raleigh Place.

Paton Place, Samson. Eleanor Mary Paton (-1930) was a resident of Fremantle for eighty years.

Pearse Street, East Fremantle. Now Wilkinson Street, Fremantle.

Pearse Street, North Fremantle. George Pearse was a Town Councillor, 1875–1881. Originally known as Mason Street.

Pearse Street, White Gum Valley. Now Yalgoo Avenue.

Peel Road, O'Connor. Thomas Peel (1793-1865) was a colonial promoter and landowner.

Pensioner Guard Road (also Pensioner Road) North Fremantle. The Pensioner Guards were introduced to Western Australia in 1851 to guard the prisoners on each convict ship. Accommodation was made for them at North Fremantle by way of allotments along the Swan River foreshore. By 1862 twenty-one cottages had been built on the thirty-five lot subdivision with many about one acre in size. Further subdivisions continued north from the river as convict labour increased. Convict transportation ceased in 1868; the road to Perth had been rebuilt and the first Fremantle Bridge completed. The Pensioner Guard force remained until 1880 and their allotments eventually became tanneries and, later, a dairy. The name 'Pensioner Guard Road' further establishes an association with the Pensioner Guard Village.

Pensioner (or Pensioners) Road was the first name of what was renamed John Street by 1898, and then (the Western part of it) Tydeman Road in 1968 when the approaches to the new Stirling Bridge (1974) were to be built.

Percy Street, Fremantle. Now Loukes Street.

Perth Road. Beginning at the Swan River in North Fremantle, where Queen Victoria Street is now, the road led to the capital. Later called Victoria Avenue, the first section is called Queen Victoria Street today, while the portion north of that street is now Stirling Highway. There was a Perth-Fremantle track before the road that became Stirling Highway.

Perth-Fremantle track. An early track led from the ferry terminal at Minim Cove north along what is now Palmerston Street in Mosman Park and then View Street, along the top of the ridge and around Freshwater Bay. The first people, before European colonisation quite likely followed a similar trail. There was a Halfway House called the Bush Inn, on the river side of what is now View Street, Peppermint Grove, licensed in April 1830 as the first wayside inn in the colony (and the eighth licensed premises). Established by John Butler as Prospect Place but also known as the Halfway House, it was known by its popular name because of its position 'halfway' between Perth and Fremantle. It was not close to the site of the present Albion Hotel (in Cottesloe) - a later version of a halfway house.

Peter Hughes Drive, Fremantle. Peter Hughes was a long standing and respected member of Fremantle Ports (FPA) for over fifty years. He retired in 2004. We didn't need his first name, however. See also Jon Sanders Drive. William Marmion was much more important than Peter Hughes, but we don't remember his first name in that of the street.

Petra Street, East Fremantle. Jack Lee thinks it's named for the city in Jordan, but doesn't say why. David Street, from Fraser Street to the River, was incorporated in Petra Street.

Petterson Avenue, Samson. Charles August Petterson (-1943) is famous for his bravery during the shipwreck of the SS Perth, which foundered on a reef a Point Cloates in 1887. Petterson saved ninety people. He was awarded a silver medal by the Royal Humane Society. Petterson worked at the old Fremantle Jetty; he built several luggers and fishing boats and supervised many salvage jobs.

Phanos Lane, off Queen Street. James George Phanos (1914- 2000) migrated to Western Australia in 1926 when he was 13 years old. He grew up and worked in Kalgoorlie before serving in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War. In 1946 he moved to Fremantle where he was a partner in Western Fish Supply which operated out of premises in High Street, Fremantle. In 1993, in recognition of his contribution to Fremantle, Fremantle Council resolved to act on a request by Mr Phanos and his family that the private ROW to 34 Queen Street be named Phanos Lane. 

Philip Street, East Fremantle. No information.

Phillip Street, North Fremantle. Disappeared in 1927.

Phillimore Street. Sir John Phillimore (1781-1840) served in the Peninsular War (1807-1814). He had nothing whatsoever to do with Australia. Stirling named many places after naval officers, and this may have been following that 'tradition'.

Phyllis Street, North Fremantle. No information.

Phoenix Road, Hamilton Hill, was apparently so named by Irishman John Healy (see also Winterfold Road) after Phoenix Park in Dublin, where the assassination of the British Chief Secretary for Ireland occurred in 1882.

Pier Street, Perth. Used to lead down to the river at a point where there was a jetty (pier). Oldest street in the Colony.

Pier Street, East Fremantle. Another Pier Street also led down to the river at a point where there was a jetty. The building over the river there now is the Marine Education Boatshed.

Pilbarra Street. For the NW mining area, which is there spelt Pilbara.

Pilling Place, Beaconsfield. W. Pilling (-1925) was an employee of Fremantle City Council for twenty-four years as officer in charge of the weighbridge.

Pitts Lane, White Gum Valley. The Pittarino family lived in the area for seventeen years.

Plane Tree Grove, O'Connor. Approved 1993. One of several streets in small locality at the eastern edge of the suburb with a tree name. It was at the western end of a large pine plantation, which might have suggested the theme. The Fremantle Library suggests that each of the streets had that type of tree named there, but I think their leg has been pulled.

Platt Street, Fremantle. Fictitious character mentioned in Jack Bennett’s 1981 book Gallipoli. No longer exists? Not known where this was.

Podger Lane, North Fremantle, near the Swan Hotel. Podger was a North Fremantle football player killed on the Western Front in the First World War. He was living on Ellen Street in Fremantle when he enlisted in the First AIF in 1915.

Point Street led to Ferry Point, aka Willis Point, in the Swan River, on Shoal Bay. From the south-easterly direction there was a track leading down Market Street. It would have debouched onto the beach near where the Railway Station is now: that is built on the base of the point, which is shown on early maps as a comparatively broad piece of land. At the Market Street end there was a water-hole and swamp, slightly further north a salt lagoon, dry in the summer. The first ferry crossed the river from the point to Lukin's Jetty. The North Wharf has since been built there.
Point Street used to proceed from the end of Ellen Street, across Adelaide and Cantonment Streets, to Bay Street (now Elder Place). It now terminates at Cantonment Street, probably because the 'southern' woolstore ('Elders') was built on that site in 1927. It was 'replaced' by 'New Point Street', which is now Goldsbrough Street - a bit to the north-east, parallel to 'old' Point Street.

Porcelli Close, off Chester Street, South Fremantle. Pietro Giacomo Porcelli (1872-1943) was a sculptor from Italy. He created the life-size bust of Sir John Forrest which is now in Parliament House Perth. He also created the WE Marmion Memorial, the CY O'Connor Memorial, and the Fremantle Fallen Sailors and Soldiers Memorial, on Monument Hill. There is statue of Porcelli by Greg James in King's Square.

Port Beach Road, North Fremantle. Opened for use in 1960. A portion of this road is within Fremantle Ports land.

Porter Street, Beaconsfield. MJH Porter was a Town Councillor, 1947-1951, and an early resident of Chester Park (Hilton Park).

Preston Point (Nierganup) and the Road leading to it. After the second lieutenant on HMS Success, and first of HMS Sulphur, William Preston. A southwest river is also named for the man who was to become Stirling's brother-in-law.

Price Street. James Price (-1910) was MLA for Fremantle between 1905-1910 and Minister of Works 1906-1909. This street was formerly called Lord Street, referring to its four neighbours, Arundel, Howard, Russell, and Grey, all named after English Lords. The name was changed 1908/9.

Prison Road was the original name of what is now known as Hampton Road (Heritage Council).

Pritchard Street, O'Connor. The Pritchard family were pioneers in the Fremantle area.

Proctor Street, Samson. Proctor was on the Fremantle Friendly Societies board/committee.

Prowse Street, Beaconsfield. Prowse was a pioneer.

Pulford Lane, which runs from Coode Street to Robinson Street on the northern side of the noise walls on High Street, is named in honour of pioneering schoolteacher, Fanny Pulford, who set up the Fremantle Girls School in the former Rose and Crown Hotel on the corner of High and Queen Streets in 1867.

Putney Road led up from beside the Castlemaine Brewery on Riverside Road East Fremantle to what is now Queen Victoria Street but which was first known as Cantonment Road and then Victoria Road. The Richmond (later Bridge) Hotel was at the top, on the corner of Putney Road. I assume it was named after the London district called Putney which is in the borough of Wandsworth, SW 15.

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Quarry Street, Fremantle. A quarry extended in the early days of settlement across the SW end of what is now Fremantle Park between Ellen and Quarry Streets. After quarrying ceased, a 'cliff' or ridge of rock was left at the SW corner of the former quarry, on which Dr Barnett built a house called Park Bungalow, in which the O'Connor family dwelt for some of the years between 1891 and 1900. The ridge has now been levelled and in 2022 where Park Bungalow once stood is now a building site.

Quarry Street, North Fremantle. The name was changed to Stone Street in 1984 to avoid confusion with Quarry Street in Fremantle. The new name is associated with quarrying of limestone for the inner harbour.

Queen Street, Queen's Square and Adelaide Street were all named to honour William IV's consort (1830-1837), Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. Queen Street was originally intended to run from Adelaide Street across High Street to a street to be called King Street, which was never made, as it was subsumed into the Convict Establishment after 1855. It now terminates at Henderson Street, which I assume was also planned in 1855 after the arrival of Edmund Henderson. At its western end, Queen Street now continues across Cantonment Street to the corner at which Phillimore Street become Elder Place.

Queen Victoria Street - that part of it on the southern side of the Swan River - was originally called Cantonment Road, until 1903/4, and then Victoria Road - which was confused with the street of that name in East Fremantle - so eventually it was given its present name in 1914/15. Queen Victoria Street continues over the Traffic Bridge and terminates in North Fremantle at what is now Stirling Highway. The North Fremantle section used to be known as the Perth Road and later Victoria Avenue.

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Raleigh Avenue, North Fremantle. Raleigh, Barnstaple, Devon was the birthplace of Henry Passmore. Originally known as Raleigh Place (qv), this street became Passmore Avenue in 1914.

Rawlinson Street, O'Connor.The Rawlinson family were pioneer residents of Beaconsfield. Arthur Rawlinson played for the East Fremantle Football Club 1912-1923.

Rees Street, O'Connor, Rees was secretary of the Hilton Park Progress Association for many years.

Rennie Crescent, Hilton. Richard Rennie (1870-1936) was a Town Councillor 1923-1936. He was also a building contractor responsible for the Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial War Memorial on Monument Hill and many well- known Fremantle buildings. Rennie was also on the Fremantle Tramway Board, 1928-1936, and was a member of the Fremantle Rotary Club.

Reuben Street, Beaconsfield. Reuben Johnson owned property here. He was a landowner and blacksmith. He had a shop in Market Street, adjacent to the Newcastle Club Hotel. Previously named William Street; changed 1901/02.

Reveley Court, Samson. Henry Willey Reveley (1788-1875) was engaged by Stirling as civil engineer for the Swan River Establishment 1829-1838. He designed the Round House, Fremantle, and Government House in Perth, among other things. These streets may also have been named for him: Reveley Court, Samson, Reveley Close, Seville Grove, Reveley Street, Waikiki, and Reveley Vista, Ellenbrook.

Reynolds Street, East Fremantle. W. Reynolds was a Town Councillor, 1897-1901.

Richard Lane gives access to the former Army (Artillery) Drill Hall (once the Fly By Night Club and now Freo.Social) from Holdsworth Street. Richard Lane was a musician known for his membership of The Stems, among other bands.

Richmond Circus, East Fremantle. Richmond Raceway was a trotting track in East Fremantle 1928-1991 until the area became a housing estate.

Riverside Road, East Fremantle. It's, um, beside the river.

Robinson Street. Sir William Frederick Cleaver Robinson was Governor 1875-77, 1880-83, and 1890-95. Robinson Avenue and Cleaver Street in Perth are also named for him. Robinson Street in Hilton became Minilya Avenue in White Gum Valley.

Rochfort Way, Fremantle. Fremantle-born Lieutenant Frank Rochfort (-1936) enlisted as a private in the 11th Battalion of the AIF in WWI. In August 1915, he was returned to Australia to become the recruiting officer for the Fremantle district. He was discharged from the army in February 1918 with the rank of Lieutenant. Rochfort operated various stores around Fremantle. He became Commodore of the Fremantle Yacht Club and was a fishery inspector during the depression. His family later moved to Bunbury and in the 1930s to Palmyra. In November 1936 Frank died of a stroke.

Rockingham Road, Hamilton Hill, is named after one of the three ships in which Thomas Peel's settlers came to WA. On its arrival in 1830, the ship foundered and sank in Careening Bay, Garden Island. Rockingham is also named after the ship. Rockingham Road goes most of the way from South Fremantle to Rockingham, but its name changes before it gets there.

Roper Street, O'Connor. Roper was an pioneer of the area.

Roscommon Crescent, Beaconsfield. Roscommon, Ireland.

Rose Street, South Fremantle. See also Ada Street.

Rowe Court, Samson. Frank Rowe was secretary of the Fremantle Lumpers Union 1902-1927, and was instrumental in establishing ambulance movement in Fremantle in 1908. Rowe was MLA for the North East Fremantle district 1927-1930, 1930 and an official in the Fremantle Labour Bureau. He was also a Town Councillor 1920-1921.

Rudderham Drive, North Fremantle. H.L. Rudderham was the General Manager of the Fremantle Port Authority.

Rule Street, North Fremantle. C.P. Rule was a North Fremantle Councillor 1948-60, and a Fremantle Town Councillor, 1961-62 and 1968-73. He served on the Fremantle Cemetery Advisory Committee and was President of Friendly Societies Pharmacies for twenty-one years. Rule was also Secretary of the North Fremantle Bowling Club for twenty years. Changed from Bay Road in 1969.

Rushby Way, Samson. George Edward Rushby (-1918) was a Fremantle-born Corporal in the 16th Battalion of the AIF in WWI. He died of his wounds in France in 1918. He was awarded the Military Medal, which recognised 'acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire'.

Russell Street, Fremantle. Lords Henry George Grey and Edward Howard were politicians during the administration of 1846-52, with Lord John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878) being Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1846-1852 and 1865-1866. He was PM when Governor Fitzgerald petitioned the UK to make the Swan River Colony a penal settlement.

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Sainsbury Road, O'Connor. Named in 1939.

St Peter's Road, East Fremantle. Named in 1985 in memory of St Peter's Church, unfortunately demolished.

Salustri Place, Fremantle. Nicoletta Salustri (1814-1892) was the first Italian settler in Western Australia. In 1860 she arrived in Fremantle with her husband James O’Byrne, who was an Enrolled Pensioner Guard, and their children. Salustri lived out the rest of her life in Fremantle and had eight children. She was known as a strong and courageous woman. Named in 1994.

Salvado Avenue. For Bishop Rosendo Salvado (1814-1900), one of the Benedictines who founded New Norcia.

Sandalford, in the Upper Swan, was named by John Septimus Roe (-1878), Surveyor-General of WA 1829-1870.

Samson Street got its name from leading merchant Lionel Samson. Point Samson, north of Roebourne in the Pilbara region of WA, is also named after him.

Scott Street, South Fremantle, is named for Capt Daniel Scott, the first Harbourmaster and first chairman of the Town Trust. The Scott Street in Guildford is named after Dr Edward Scott.

Sellenger Avenue, Samson. William Charles Sellenger (1863-1945) joined the Western Australia Police Force in 1884. He was promoted to Inspector in 1904 and worked in Fremantle for most of the 1913 to 1927 period. He was promoted to Chief Inspector in 1927.

Sewell Street, East Fremantle. Possibly a Pearse family name. (Fremantle Library, following Lee: 178) George Sewell (1839-1914) had two daughters. One of them, either Ada or Amy must have married one F. D. Sewell as he attended George's funeral in 1914, as did Sewell's two sons, Reg and William. As the relevant daughter (they were born 1874 and 1875) may have married F. D. in the 1890s, that would seem to be timely for a road that may been laid out around that time.

Sheedy Street, South Fremantle. Winifred Sheedy, of the Sheedy Family, resided in the street for over eighty years. Her parents were early settlers to the street. Was Wardie Road; renamed Sheedy Street in 1982. (Apparently not Jack Sheedy's family, as he went to school in East Fremantle.)

Shepherd Street Beaconsfield is named after GW Shepherd, Town Treasurer and Councillor 1919-34 (or 1918-31). Name appears 1925.

Short Street Fremantle is not so called because of its length but after Bishop Augustus Short (1802-1883), first Anglican Bishop of South Australia (and also Western Australia), who came to consecrate (the first) St John's Church, 16 November 1848.

Shuffrey Street is named after prominent citizen, George Shuffrey (-1920), who owned a house in neighbouring Barnett Street c. 1897-1901.

Silas Street, East Fremantle. For William Silas Pearse, son of the elder William S. Pearse (whose middle name was also Silas).

Silas Street, South Fremantle. After William Silas Pearse. Now McLaren Street.

Silver Street. Coral, Gold, and Silver Streets are marketing names in the subdivision of a block which was the property of Sir Henry Briggs, President of the Legislative Council, who died 1919. The land was formerly known as Briggs's Paddock.

Simper Crescent, White Gum Valley. The Simper family were pioneers of Fremantle.

Simpson Road is now York Street.

Sinclair Street. Formerly Trinity Street, this was named after George Sinclair who lived there (and was in the Harbour and Lights Dept), and is now Little Lefroy Lane - which become Lefroy Road as it proceeds east.

Skinner Street. Capt Skinner, of the WA Military Forces. This used to run all the way to Cantonment Road (now Queen Victoria Street) but the part from Tuckfield to QVS is now Burt Street. At the other end, Skinner Street was planned to continue along the western end of the Skinner Street Cemetery, but stops at the junction of Finnerty/Vale Streets.

Sleeman Close, O'Connor. Joseph Bertram Sleeman (1885-1970) arrived in Western Australia in 1895. He became MLA for Fremantle 1924-1959, Chairman of Committees 1933-1939, and Speaker 1939–1947. He was also a life member of the Fremantle Trotting Club.

Slip Street. As this leads from the port entrance to the 1942 South Slipway, it's likely that it's named for that.

Smith Street. Smith Street ran between James Street and Burt Street and is now a part of Tuckfield Street.

Smith Street, Beaconsfield. Named for Tom Smith, a tailor who was Mayor of Fremantle in 1903.

Snook Crescent. Hilton. John Snook (-1887) was a Town Councillor 1871-1875 and 1877-1883. He was shot by William Conroy at the Town Hall in 1887 on the day after it was opened.

Solomon Street is named for Elias Solomon, the first MP for Fremantle in the new Australian parliament in 1901 who had previously been the MLA for Fremantle since 1892. He built and lived in a house in the street. At least part of the street was formerly known as Mary Street (in 1922, eg).

South Lane was originally a portion of Carnac Street, and became Carnac Lane in 1908.

South Street was the the southern boundary of the original town site.

South Terrace was formerly called Mandurah Road. It followed the line of ancient Aboriginal tracks and was the main entrance to Fremantle from the south. Mandurah Road used to continue south along the coast, but owing to shifting sand dunes, it was necessary to make a deviation to Douro Road and travel further inland. Heritage Council. Changed 1951/52.

Sowden Drive, Samson. Sowden was a Town Councillor.

Stack Street. Oscar F.E. Stack, City Councillor 1967-77. In 1892, when the present Fothergill Street was still called John Street, the present Stack Street was proposed to be called Broome Street (presumably after the Broome who was Governor 1883-1890). It was then gazetted as the continuation of Fothergill Street, but was changed to Stack Street 1974 - by which time it would have been clear that it would not be convenient to make a road east of Swanbourne Street across what was probably already a reserve, the present Stevens Reserve. Oscar Stack was the pastor of the Reorganised Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church, Mormon). He had a barbershop in South Terrace, probably between Jenkin and Sheedy Streets. He was a member of the Fremantle Friendly Society and a Fremantle Hospital Visitor.

Stanley Street is now Silver Street.

Staples Street, North Fremantle. Ronald John Staples (1910-) served North Fremantle and Fremantle as a Councillor 1940-1961 and 1961-1973. He was born in North Fremantle in 1910, and educated at North Fremantle Primary School and Fremantle Boys School and worked in clerical occupations until his retirement. He was actively involved in community activities. The street was first known as Davis Street in 1898, changed to Davies in 1917, and changed to Staples in 1962.

Staton Road, East Fremantle. C.A.B. Staton was a member of the East Fremantle Municipal Council, 1901-1931 and 1933-1934. Formerly Victoria Road in 1902. Changed to its present name in 1925.

Stephen Street. See the next entry, for Stevens Street.

Stevens Street. This was previously called Stephen Street, after the unpopular Governor John Stephen Hampton (1806-1869, in office 1862-68). Jimmy Stevens was a Town Councillor, 1905-1929 and 1929-1943. Changed 1962.

Stirling Highway. After Admiral James Stirling (1791-1865). Stirling Highway was originally constructed in 1850 by convict chain gangs. At the time, the Perth to Fremantle road, which became Stirling Highway, was made up of felled jarrah trees cut and laid flat with limestone and gravel on top. In the 1880s, mail would be taken from Perth to a point half-way to Fremantle, where the rider would meet his Fremantle counterpart and exchange mailbags. The half-way point today is opposite Langsford Street, Claremont, where there is a red mailbox there to mark the spot outside the Congregational Hall. Previously named Perth-Fremantle Road, Claremont Avenue, Mason Street, and Waldeck Street. The change was in 1931 and applied to the road from Winthrop Avenue (formerly Ferdinand Avenue) to Boundary Road, Mosman Park. Portion from Boundary Road to North Fremantle Bridge, previously Victoria Avenue, as Stirling Highway in 1936. Fremantle Library.

Stirling Street. Admiral James Stirling was the first Governor of Western Australia. His wife Ellen also has a street named for her. Stirling Street Perth was similarly named. There is a suburb of Perth named for Stirling, and the naval base on Garden Island, plus two plants. Stirling Street Fremantle now runs from Hampton Road to Ellen Street, but another section of road called was earlier planned to align with it on the other side of Fremantle Park, where it would almost join up with James Street. Stirling Highway, named in 1930 and running from Hampden [sic] Road in Nedlands, used to end in North Fremantle, but now extends across the relatively new Stirling Bridge, running roughly along what used to be the alignments of Silas and Wood Streets (tho they still remain) and terminating at High Street.

Stokes Street, WGV. Stokes was a Pensioner Guard who arrived in Western Australia in 1865. He was one of the early settlers, and had a dairy.

Stone Street, North Fremantle. Previously known as Quarry Street.

Strang Court, Beaconsfield. Strang was a pioneer.

Stratford Street, East Fremantle. Maiden name of Walter Easton's wife, Susannah Gwythyr Stratford.

Sue Lane, Fremantle. Jack 'Jackie' Wong Sue OAM (1925–2009) was a decorated WW2 veteran who served with the RAAF Air Crash Rescue Boats operating out of Fremantle before being transferred to the 'Z' special unit of the Services Reconnaissance Department (known as Z Force). They operated along the Western Australian coast and worked west of Rottnest Island picking up torpedos fired by US Navy Submarines. Sue was transferred to the Z Force unit, which was a predecessor to the SAS. For his courageous service he was awarded the United States Submarine Combat Insignia and the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Sue lived in Kalamunda when he returned. He started Jack Sue W.A. Skindivers in 1951. In 2006 he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal.

Suffolk Street. Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk Streets are the 'county streets' (my term), being named for English counties.

Sultan Way, North Fremantle. The Sultan, owned by the Western Australian Steam Navigation Company, was the first British Steamship to enter the Inner Harbour with Lady Forrest was at the helm, 4 May 1897.

Sumpton Street, Hilton. W.J. Sumpton was a Town Councillor 1909-1929 and 1929-1930.

Surbiton Road, East Fremantle. Surbiton, formerly in Surrey, is now part of London: it's just across the River Thames from Hampton Court Palace.

Swan Street, North Fremantle. This road is now in two unconnected sections - one portion is undedicated road within Fremantle Ports land; the other portion is between Queen Victoria Street and Burns Street, with another little bit west of Queen Victoria Street which is now really just parking for the Swan Hotel, which is possibly the origin of the name of the street.

Swanbourne Street is named for the Fremantle family estate.

Sweetman Street, White Gum Valley, formerly Hilton. Sweetman was an early resident of Fremantle.

Sydney Street, South Fremantle. Apparently named for the capital of the Australian state with the silliest name.

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Tangney Crescent, Samson. Dame Dorothy Margaret Tangney DBE (1911-1985) was the first woman Senator in Australia as Senator for Western Australia 1943-1968. In the ALP landslide of 1943, she was unexpectedly elected to fill a casual vacancy. In 1968 she was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire for her services to the Australian Parliament. Originally a portion of Rushby Way.

Tapper Street, White Gum Valley: unknown; possibly John Tapper (1831-1922), whaler, shipowner, and Oddfellows Lodge founder.

Taylor Street, White Gum Valley. Richard Taylor (-1919) was an Officer of the Council. He served as Council Health Inspector for twenty three and a half years. Changed from Heales Street 1908/1909.

Terrazzo Close, running from Montreal to Wilkinson Street immediately north of High Street, is named in honour of Italian immigrants Giuseppe and Anna Scolaro who founded the Universal Tile Factory in Blinco Street in 1949. It produced a range of decorative terrazzo floor tiles.

Terrene Lane, O'Connor. 'Terrene' is Latin for 'on or like earth', relating to the former use of the site as a plantation using the earth to cultivate pine trees.

Thomas Street. A pioneer of 1829, Capt John Thomas owned land here.

Thompson Road, North Fremantle, was named for George Thompson (1838-1874), Fremantle's first town clerk (1871-73).

Thomson Bay, Rottnest, is named after Robert Thomson, the first landowner there.

Thornett Street, Hilton. Richard Thornett was a Town Councillor, 1930-1933.

Tipuana Green, O'Connor. Approved 1993. One of several streets in small locality at the eastern edge of the suburb with a tree name. It was at the western end of a large pine plantation, which might have suggested the theme. The Fremantle Library suggests that each of the streets had that type of tree named there, but I think their leg has been pulled.

Tonkin Road, Hilton. Tonkin (not John Tonkin, premier) was a pioneer resident of Beaconsfield.

Trafford Street, Beaconsfield. No information.

Trinity Street, South Fremantle. Changed to Sinclair Street and now Little Lefroy Lane - which leads east to Lefroy Road proper.

Trusting Lane, White Gum Valley. The Diocesan Trustee of the Church of England was the original owner of the land.

Tuckfield Street. Named for Sir Roger Tuckfield Goldsworthy (1839-1900) who was Colonial Secretary under Governor Broome 1877-1880. Goldsworthy Road in Claremont is also named after him. In 1892, the western portion of what is now Tuckfield Street, between James and Skinner Streets, was called Smith Street.

Turton Avenue, Fremantle Cemetery. Reverend W.F. Turton was Minister, in 1898, at the Johnston Memorial Church, which was on Adelaide Street in Fremantle.

Turton Street. At the corner with Harvest Road is Turton House, which was built for Arthur Turton, North Fremantle Mayor 1932-45. Originally known as Helen Street.

Tydeman Road, North Fremantle. Frank William Edward Tydeman (1901-1995) was the General Manager and Chief Engineer at Fremantle Port Authority. Originally known as Pensioner Road. Changed to John Street (or Road on some maps) by 1913 (1898?) and from John Street to Tydeman Road in 1968.

Tyrone Street, North Fremantle. Irish County.

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Vale Street, Fremantle. No information. Here's my suggestion: 'vale' means farewell in Latin, and so is the perfect name for a road running beside a cemetery: in fact, it should have been the name of the cemetery, rather than Skinner Street Cemetery.

Vickridge Close, Beaconsfield. Leonard Frederick Willot Vickridge OBE VRD AO (1918-2001) was born in North Fremantle. During WWII he served in the RANR and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1944. He spent the last 3 months of the war as a commanding officer of the HMAS Junee. Before and after the war, Vickridge worked at Joyce Bros. He rose from foundry apprentice to Managing Director. In 1962 he was awarded an OBE. In 1963 he was promoted to Senior Officer Naval Reserves, the first in WA. Vickridge was awarded a Volunteer Reserve Decoration in 1992. He was also President of the Alzheimer's Association and in 1997 the Carers Association established the Vickridge Foundation. In 1998 he was awarded an AM.

Victor Street, Hilton. No information.

Victoria Road was the second name of Cantonment Road (qv supra), the first being the Perth Road. It is now called Queen Victoria Street, which runs all the way from central Fremantle, across the traffic bridge, and through the centre of North Fremantle. The name was changed because there was a street in East Fremantle called Victoria Road. That street is now called Staton Road (see above). There is now no longer a Victoria Road nor a Victoria Street in Perth, tho there is still a Victoria Avenue in Dalkeith, and the Victoria Square around Saint Mary's Cathedral.

Victoria Road, Richmond, is now Staton Road, East Fremantle.

View Terrace, East Fremantle. Topographical name.

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Walker Street, South Fremantle. Formerly James Street (Heritage Council). But note that Hickory Street (the street next to the west) is also said to have formerly been known as James Street.

Wallace Way, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Don Frank Wallace (1932 – 2001) was a career public servant with over fifty years of service. Starting as a Public Works Department drafting cadet, at the age of fifteen, he later specialised in hydrographic surveying. He rose to Section Leader, Tides and Waves, for the Department of Transport and retired in 1998. Wallace was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1974, the Percy G. S. Hope Award from the Institute of Surveyors Australia in 2001, and a Public Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours List of 1999. Private road.

Wallwork Court, Beaconsfield. Henry Wallwork came to Fremantle from Victoria in 1896; he was a ship's purser on arrival and later worked for the railways. He married and raised a family in Fremantle. The Wallwork family lived in Hope Street, White Gum Valley.

Walter Place, North Fremantle. William Henry Walter was Mayor of North Fremantle and Deputy Mayor of Fremantle, a WW1 veteran, a foreman/plumber with the Fremantle Harbour Trust (Fremantle Ports). In 1962, after twenty-two years of service, William and his wife were presented with the Keys to the City. Originally known as Agnes Street.

Walter Street, East Fremantle. For Walter Easton, who owned the land.

Walton Way, Beaconsfield. Walton was the founder of the Fremantle Soccer Club and was involved in the organisation for thirteen years. He was also a long time resident of the area.

Ward Street, Samson. The Ward family conducted a business in South Fremantle for approximately fifty years.

Wardan Lane, Fremantle. Wardan is a Nyoongar word meaning ‘ocean’. This meaning was confirmed by Aboriginal traditional owners, Len Collard, Danny Ford, Noel Nannup and Sealin Garlett.

Wardie Road/Street, South Fremantle. Between South and Marine Terraces, this was renamed Sheedy Street in 1982.

Wardle Place/Road, Beaconsfield. Wardle was a pioneer.

Warren Street, Beaconsfield. Warren was a Town Councillor for over ten years.

Waterford Street, Beaconsfield. CY O'Connor worked in Waterford before going to NZ and then Fremantle.

Waterloo Street is named after the 1815 battle, in which 'Wellington' defeated 'Napoleon', with a bit of help from some soldiers.

Watkins Street, White Gum Valley, is named for Archdeacon Daniel Glyn Watkins (1845-1907) was the rector of St John's 1875-1905. He was Archdeacon of Perth 1889-1907. The street formed a portion of the Church Lands Estate. There are also a Watkins Road (and Place) in Dalkeith and another Watkins Street in Eden Hill.

Wauhop Road. Like the adjacent Park, named for William Wauhop MBE (1887-1971), who was Mayor of East Fremantle 1944-1964.

Weavell Road, Hamilton Hill. Possibly after John Weavell, businessman, who ran The Fremantle Observer, The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal for about a year from early 1831. (Reece 2010: 43)

Wellesley Way, Samson. Province Wellesley was the former name of Seberang Perai, a sister city of Fremantle in Malaysia. Originally known as Hallion Way; changed due to confusion with Hanlin Way.

Wellington Street Perth is named after the general, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington. Wellington Terrace is the former name of the southern portion of what is now Marine Terrace Fremantle. Presumably also named for the Duke. See also Douro Road.

Wesley Street, South Fremantle. Originally known as Russell Street. Change occurred after 1903.

Westmeath Street, North Fremantle. County Westmeath, Ireland.

Wexford Way and Lane, O'Connor. County Wexford, Ireland.

Wharfing Lane, Beaconsfield. James Frederick Fordham was a wharfinger, an owner or keeper of a wharf, who owned land in the area between 1880 and 1897. He was also a registrar of births, deaths, and marriages at Fremantle.

White Street, North Fremantle. Originally known as George Street; changed to White Street in 1923. It would almost certainly be named in honour of W. White, who was a councillor 1895-1922.

Wicklow Close, Beaconsfield. County Wicklow, Ireland.

Wilkinson Street, Fremantle. Wilkinson was a Town Councillor and Town Treasurer, 1916-1923. Originally known as Pearse Street; changed in 1922/3.

William Street. Named for William IV. On the original plan the southern termination of this street was at 'King Street'. The land across which the latter ran was later included in that which was set aside for the Convict Establishment and now forms part of Fremantle Oval.

William Street, Beaconsfield, now Reuben Street. Changed 1906.

William Street, Chesterfield (South Fremantle), now Chester Street, South Fremantle. Changed 1906.

William Street, Perth.

Wiluna Avenue, White Gum Valley. Most of the streets running north-to-south in White Gum Valley are named after towns and localities in the Murchison and mid-West regions of Western Australia: Yilgarn Street, Wiluna Street, Nannine Avenue, Yalgoo Avenue, Wongan Avenue, and Minilya Avenue.

Windsor Road, East Fremantle. Windsor was also the name of Walter Easton's estate. The street was originally known as George Street; changed circa 1902.

Winterfold Road. The Winterfold Estate was the home of John Healy's (-1898) family. The Estate comprised 300 acres north of Healy Road, most of today's Beaconsfield, complemented by 200 acres south of Bibra Lake and 1,000 acres in Spearwood. Healy Road, nearby, is named after him. Healy was from County Clare.

Wolseley Road, East Fremantle. No information.

Wongan Avenue, White Gum Valley. Most of the streets running north-to-south in WGV are named after towns and localities in the Murchison and mid-West regions of Western Australia: Yilgarn Street, Wiluna Street, Nannine Avenue, Yalgoo Avenue, Wongan Avenue, and Minilya Avenue.

Wood Street. Barrington Clarke Wood (1850-1903) was the first Mayor of the Municipality of Fremantle, 1883-1885. Part of Wood Street was known as Hollis Street; changed 1956/1957.

Woodhouse Road. The Mayor 1919-24 was H. Woodhouse. Formerly York Street, changed to avoid confusion.

Woodman Point. Thomas Woodman was purser on HMS Success in 1827.

Woylie Lane, Fremantle. Woylie is a Whadjuk Nyoongar name for the brush-tailed bettong (bettoniga penicillata). The traditional owners call the place around Fremantle Walyalup which means 'place of the walyo or woylie'. The woylie inhabited the sparse vegetation, shrubs and bushes that grew inland from the beach and was a favourite food for the Nyoongar people of Walyalup. The woylie is a small mammal found in southwest Western Australia and currently listed as a critically endangered species.

Wray Avenue. W.E. Wray was Mayor of Fremantle 1914-18, and chairman of the Fremantle Tramway Board. He committed suicide Friday 18 May 1928, cutting his throat while in a stormwater drain at the Esplanade. Wray Avenue had been named after him in 1922/23, changing from Alexander Road, named after an earlier Mayor, F.E. Alexander, 1901-2, and before that Hampton Street—which might have caused confusion with Hampton Road. Wray Avenue is not named after Henry Wray (1824-1900), the engineer who inter alia built Fremantle Prison.

Wright Street, WGV. Charles D. Wright arrived in 1829. This track became Wright Street. Street name first appears in 1903/1904.

Wyola Lane in South Fremantle runs between Yuna Lane, which is just south of South Street, and Marine Terrace. It’s parallel with Coral Street. It’s a new street adjacent to Gold/Silver/Coral development: see above. It may be named after the tugboat Wyola (1912-1970) - as Yuna Lane probably was also (named after the tugboat of that name: see below).

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Yalgoo Avenue, White Gum Valley. Most of the streets running north-to-south in White Gum Valley are named after towns and localities in the Murchison and mid-West regions of Western Australia: Yilgarn Street, Wiluna Street, Nannine Avenue, Yalgoo Avenue, Wongan Avenue, and Minilya Avenue. Originally named Pearse Street; changed to Wilkinson Street in 1922/1923. Section from Stevens Street to South Street renamed Yalgoo Avenue in 1930/1931.

Yarrick Street, O'Connor. Pioneer of the area.

Yilgarn Street, White Gum Valley. Most of the streets running north-to-south in White Gum Valley are named after towns and localities in the Murchison and mid-West regions of Western Australia: Yilgarn Street, Wiluna Street, Nannine Avenue, Yalgoo Avenue, Wongan Avenue, and Minilya Avenue.

York Street, East Fremantle is now called Woodhouse Street.

York Street, Beaconsfield. This was in the area marketed as the Duke of York Estate, and the three streets were York Street, Central Avenue, and Fifth Avenue. The Duke later became George V (fifth). Originally known as Government Road. Changed to Simpson Street, which was changed in 1901 to York Street.

Yuna Lane, South Fremantle, runs between Coral Street and Marine Terrace. The tugboat Yuna operated out of Fremantle and was owned by the Adelaide Steamship Company. It was in service 1952-1971. The Yuna escorted the Alkimos to Fremantle after it was grounded on a reef off Beagle Island, about one hundred kilometres south of Geraldton.

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Zeta Crescent, O'Connor. The Zeta was a ship.

References, Links, Notes

The origin of many places is obvious in the name: Beach Street (tho the beach is gone), Cliff Street, East Street, High Street, Hillside Road, Marine Tce, Market Street (tho that market was never set up) South Street, South Tce, Sea View Street, Quarry Street. Some are named after well-known people: Queen Victoria Street, Adelaide Street (William IV's consort). Several of the older street names are those of members of the crew of Capt Fremantle's ship, HMS Challenger, and of Capt Stirling's ship HM frigate Success.

Battye, J.S. 1928, 'Perth street nomenclature', Early Days: Journal of Royal WA Historical Society, 1, 2: 49-55. '“The rapid expansion of Western Australia has brought into being names of city streets the origins of which it is difficult to trace,” concluded Dr. Battye. “Even if it were possible to trace them it is probable that not one of them would be worth the trouble and research that would be involved.”' However, Kate Caldwell took the trouble, at least for Fremantle, three years later.

Bolton, Geoffrey & Jenny Gregory 1999, Claremont: A History, UWAP.

Caldwell, Kate 1931, 'Fremantle street names', Early Days: Journal of Royal WA Historical Society, 1, 9: 45-57.

Ewers, John K. 1971 [1948], The Western Gateway: A History of Fremantle, 2nd ed.; appendix 9: 'Fremantle Street Names': 219-230, based on the work of Kate Caldwell, in a paper given to the RWAHS in 1931, as above.

Lee, Jack 1979, This is East Fremantle, East Fremantle Town Council: 175-178.

Murray, Ian & Brian Goodchild 2003, Araluen to Zanthus: A Gazetteer of Perth Suburbs and Western Australian Towns, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, in association with the Department of Land Information.

Seddon, George 1970, Swan River Landscapes, UWAP.

Statham-Drew, Pamela 2003, James Stirling: Admiral and Founding Governor of Western Australia, UWAP.

Statham-Drew, Pamela 2004, James Stirling and the Birth of the Swan River Colony, Pandorus, Swanbourne.

Williams, A.E. 1984, Nedlands: From Campsite to City, City of Nedlands.

Landgate's page for Perth and surrounds suburb names.

'Nomenclature of Streets'The West Australian, 17 March 1909, p. 9.

Streets of Perth. Origin of Their Names. Western Mail, 10 November 1927: 2.

City of Subiaco Street Names, July 2016.

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