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1833

Part of Fremantle showing some additional Allotments shaded blue Which are submitted by the Surveyor General, for the approval of the Lieutenant Governor. March 20, 1833.

Click/tap on the map to go to the SRO page to download a fullsize copy. The filename is Cons3868_Item_109.jpg. The SRO has W.K. Shenton at the end of the title, implying that he was then Surveyor-General (tho his name is not on the plan itself).

REMARKS. Lots 433 and 448 [in Market Street, coloured reddish] to be reserve of the Crown, being the site of the original Burial Ground.
The Green [along the river bank] shews the additions made by Governor Stirling to the allotments, 13th Sept 1834.
The Lots marked S to be considered special Lots.

The plan is signed 'Approved' by Irwin who was then acting as Governor while Stirling was in England.

A street called King Street is shown to the eastern end of the town. It was never built and that land became part of the Barracks Square. Henderson Street is not shown, as I believe it was not laid out until the arrival of E.Y.W. Henderson in 1850.
Stirling Street was planned to cross Ellen Street (named for his wife) and continue towards the river to almost join up with James Street (at the then un-named Quarry Street) but was not made, because that land was vested in the town ini 1873 and granted to the people as Fremantle Park in 1879.

1834

Click/tap on the map to go to the SRO page to download a fullsize copy. The name of the file is Cons3868_Item_109.jpg. The SRO calls it 'Fremantle by Hillman' tho it is not signed by him (or anyone else).

1844?

Plan of the town of Fremantle West Australia as marked out on the ground in 1844. Someone has added in cursive 'by Chauncy'.

Click/tap on the plan to go to the SRO page to download a fullsize copy. The filename is Cons3868_Item_126.

The plan shows features later than 1844, notably by a light drawing of the Convict Depot buildings (i.e., the prison), not as it would actually be built, but in the panopticon design. At least that part of the drawing, and probably all of the map, was presumably made after June 1850, when the Scindian had arrived with the first transportees. That design appears in a report submitted by E.Y.W. Henderson in August 1851 (as shown in Campbell 2017: 15) and signed by him.

1844?

Plan of the town of Fremantle Western Australia Plotted from the survey made in November, 1844 by P. L. Snell Chauncy

Click/tap on the plan to go to the SRO page to download a fullsize copy. The filename is 1844Cons_3846_Roll_Plan_106_plan.

This is slightly later than the preceding map, and shows the Convict Depot buildings in the rectangular shapes in which Henderson actually had them constructed, so a possible date for the plan is after 1851, when building began.

References and Links

Campbell, R.McK. 2017, Henderson & Coy, privately published in association with the Faculty of Architecture, UWA.

Errington, Steve 2017, 'Fremantle 1829-1832: an illustrated history', Fremantle Studies, 9: 15-29.

Hutchison, David 2009, 'A history of Fremantle Park'.

URL link to the first map, from 1833: https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/fremantle-19-part-of-fremantle-showing-some-additional-allotments-shaded-blue-which-are-submitted-by-the-surveyor-general-for-approval-of-the-lieutenant-governor-w-k-shenton-scale-2-chains-to-1-inch-109


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