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Kelso House

111 South Terrace, near cnr Wray Ave, Howard St, 1902


Built by post master and whaler John Bateman ... Dr Sydney Hicks was the first to take up residence, followed by Dr Peter Garbin and then the notable Dr Walter Blaxland, who was related to the Blue Mountains explorer but more famous locally for his refusal to don a hat. ... Kelso was converted into a private hospital in the 1920s under Dr Charles Kerr, later reincarnating as medical suites.
Along the way some utilitarian changes were made to the property and the precious stables out the back have gone, but now it’s been bought back to its former glory and its medical history has been softened with some homely touches ... Steve Grant, Fremantle Herald, 28 October 2016.

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Thanks to Steve Grant and the Fremantle Herald for the story, from which the image also comes.

Garry Gillard | New: 28 October, 2016 | Now: 8 November, 2019