Fremantle Stuff > Hotels (and Breweries)
The hotels in the list that follows are in Allen Graham's numerical order (from the map mentioned below), which might represent date order. We await publication of his research to confirm dates. Ewers (11) mentions four hotels being in existence in January 1830: the Stirling Arms, the Collins Hotel, the South Sea Hall Public House, the George IV Public House, as follows.
2. The Collins Hotel (Robert Collins, licensee) later the Waterman's Arms, was at Lot 41 in Mouat St, roughly where a dwelling presently stands at no. 14.
4. George IV Public House (William Dixon, licensee) was on the SW corner of High and Cliff Streets, where W.F. Samson's house stood c. 1855 - c. 1955. The site is currently vacant, and NDU plans a five-storey building on it.
5. James's Hotel, later Tranby House, was on Lot 130, in the middle of the south side of Short St.
6. The Australian Inn was on Lot 77, in the middle of the eastern side of Henry St, roughly where the Lance Holt School now is.
8. The Union Hotel was on Lot 128, on the corner of Short and Market Streets. It was apparently mentioned in an 1833 advertisement (Perth Gazette, August 3).
9. The King's Head was on Lot 79, which is three lots from the NE corner of High and Henry Streets, roughly where there is now an empty building used for private parking - which will probably be developed as part of the Marich Building development.
10. The Plough Hotel was on Lot 125, three lots from the corner of Leake and Market Streets in 1833. It was followed by the Racehorse Hotel, and then the Princess Theatre (cinema) which extended from that corner westward along Leake St - to what was to become the Pearlers/Terminus Hotel (extant).
11. The Stag's Head Hotel (extant in 1844) was on Lot 106 which was on the SW corner of Pakenham and High Streets. The Hotel had no street frontage. The building now on the corner is known as the Ajax Building.
12. The Swan Hotel (originally 1888) was on Lot 294, and the 1923 building is extant, at what is now 201 Queen Victoria St, on the corner with Swan St.
13. Mrs Pace's, the Crown & Thistle, becomes the Victoria Hotel (c. 1870), and then the P&O Hotel (1901, extant), on Lots 45 and 46.
14. The Globe Hotel was on Lot 93, which was near the southern end of Henry St, roughly where 52 and 54 Henry St now are.
15. The Emerald Isle, later the Club Hotel, and now the Orient Hotel (extant) was on Lot 62, on the SW corner of Henry and High Streets.
16. The Crown & Thistle (apparently different from 13) later the Cleopatra Hotel (extant), was on part of Lot 61, near the NW corner of Henry and High Streets.
17. The Castle, later Lodge's Hotel, later Fremantle Club, later Workers Club (from 1914), demolished by that Club in 1956, Lot 56, roughly 1 Henry St, now an NDU carpark. Possibly the first three-storey building in the state.
18. The Southern Cross Hotel, later Albert Hotel, later Exchange Hotel, later Commercial Hotel (extant), now called Sun Dancer Resort Backpackers, Lot 411, 80 High St.
20. Freemasons (1903, extant) later Sail & Anchor (from 1986).
21. The Pier Hotel (1873-1955) Lot 53, Cliff St, corner of Croke St.
24. The Welsh Harp, later Collie Hotel, later Oceanic Hotel (extant as dwellings), Collie St, Lot 451, corner Pakenham St.
25. His Lordship's Larder, later His Majesty's Hotel, Lot 39, Mouat St, corner of Phillimore St.
26. The National Hotel (extant), Lot 415, corner High and Market Streets.
27. The Oddfellows Hotel, now Norfolk Hotel, Lot 167, corner of Norfolk Street and South Terrace.
28. The Pearlers Hotel, later Terminus Hotel (extant), Lot 120, 18 Pakenham Street, corner of Leake St.
29. The Federal Hotel (briefly called Rosie O'Grady's), Lot 378, 23-25 William St.
30. The Esplanade Hotel, Lot 150, formerly corner of Collie St, now extends from Collie St to Essex St, 46-54 Marine Terrace.
31. The Park Hotel, Lot 573, 9 Parry St, cnr Ellen St, now St Patrick's housing.
32. The Newcastle Club Hotel, now Newport (since 1986), Lot 228, 2 South Terrace, corner of Market St.
33. The Australia Hotel (c. 1900) Lot 258, 2 Beach St, formerly corner of Edward, now Parry St.
34. The Fremantle Hotel (1899) part of Lot 18, 6 High St, corner of Cliff St.
The Port Hotel is shown on an 1885 map on Lot 384, in the middle of the south side of what is now the High St Mall.
Captain Fremantle Motor Lodge (which later traded as Sunny's Shining on the Swan) was on the corner of East Street and Riverside Road, operating 1970-1984, but has now been replaced by a condo.
Willagee Hotel was cnr Stock Rd, Leach Hwy; a shopping centre is now there.
Coogee Hotel, Cockburn Rd, Coogee
Edz Sportz Bar, formerly Newmarket Hotel, 2 Cockburn Rd
Leopold Hotel, Canning Hwy, Bicton, now First Choice
Little Creatures Brewery, Mews Rd
The Monk Brew Cafe, 33 South Tce, formerly Miss Maud's, (New) Papa Luigi's
Royal George Tavern, Canning Hwy, East Fremantle
Albert, Exchange, Southern Cross, Sundancers, see: Commercial
Bridge, see: Richmond
Bruce Town, see: Gresham
Collie Hotel, see: Oceanic
Crown and Thistle, West End Hotel, Auld Mug, see: Cleopatra
Commercial, Club, Emerald Isle, Maloney's, see: Orient
Duke of York, Stanley Beer House aka Stanley Hotel, Bannister Suites, see: Hougoumont
Federal Coffee Palace, see: Lance Holt School
His Lordship's Larder, see: His Majesty's
The Local, see: Seaview
Moondyne Joe's, see: Beaconsfield
Norfolk, see: Oddfellows
Newport, see: Newcastle Club
Pearlers, see: Terminus
Phoenix Brewery, see: Castlemaine Brewery
Sail and Anchor, see: Freemasons
South Beach, see: Davilak
Tradewinds, see: Plympton
Port City Pirate, see: Star
Welsh Harp Hotel, see: Oceanic
Dowson, John 2003, Old Fremantle: Photographs 1850-1950, UWAP.
Ewers, John K. 1971, The Western Gateway: A History of Fremantle, Fremantle City Council, with UWAP, rev. ed. [1st ed. 1948].
Hitchcock, J.K. 1929, The History of Fremantle, The Front Gate of Australia 1829-1929, Fremantle City Council.
Hutchison, David 2006, Fremantle Walks, Fremantle Arts Centre Press.
Allen Graham has apparently been researching Fremantle hotels since 1982. There is a map compiled by him in the FHC showing Fremantle hotels 1829-1857, and I have referred to that to complete some locations above.
Garry Gillard | New: 23 September, 2014 | Now: 19 January, 2017