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Eureka Flour Mill

The Eureka Flour Mill is at 6 Nairn St. There was a major fire here around 1901, tho most of the building still stands.

The Eureka flour mill before its most recent renovation (Hutchison, 2006).

No. 6. W.D. Moore bought the property in 1864. Possibly in partnership with W.E. Marmion, he established the Diamond Flour Mill on the site in c. 1870. That mill was burnt down and a new mill built in 1876, and known at that time as the Phoenix Mill. The property was bought by Fremantle Milling Company in 1891 and renamed the Eureka Mill. The company moved to Cottesloe in 1905. In 1950 the former mill and warehouse were used by Westralian Farmers Ltd as a woolstore. In the 1980s the building was altered to house a restaurant with accommodation on the upper level, and in the 1990s the former warehouse was converted to apartments. (Hutchison)


Google Maps snap, 2018

Fremantle Library photo ref. no. 715, showing the 1901 fire. 'A crowd watching a fire at the Eureka Flour Mill in Nairn Street near Pakenham Street. A dray is loaded with crates and another with sacks. J.M. Drummond's store can be seen in the background' [in Pakenham Street].

References and Links

Hutchison, David, Fremantle Walks.

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