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These streets/places have their own individual pages on this site:

Adelaide Street
Arthur Head
Bannister Street
Bathers Beach
Buckland Hill
Cantonment Hill
Cantonment Street
Cantonment Road
Cliff Street
Curedale Street
Davies Street
Elder Place
Hampton Road
Henderson Street
Henry Street
High Street
John Street
Kings (St Johns) Square
Market Street
Marine Terrace
Marmion Memorial
Mouat Street
Nairn Street
Pakenham Street
Parry Street
Pearse Street
Perth Road
Phillimore Street
Proclamation Tree
Quarry Street
Short Street
South Terrace
Victoria Quay
Westgate Mall
William Street

The origin of many places is obvious in the name: Beach Street (tho the beach is gone), Cliff Street, East Street, High Street, Hillside Rd, 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 HMS Success. Some of the place names below are not Fremantle names but were bestowed in the early days of the Colony.


Ada Street, South Fremantle. Origin of name unknown. The next street is Rose Street, and there is or was for many years a brothel in South Terrace between the two called ... Ada Rose.

Adams Street, O'Connor. No data. One would like to think it is in memory of Waterloo veteran William Adams.Adelaide

Adcock Way. Named for two brothers who lived in Solomon Street and died at Gallipoli 25 April 1915.

Adelaide Street. Surveyed 1833. The capital of South Australia was also named for William IV's consort. >

Agnes Street, Fremantle. No data.

Ainslie Road, North Fremantle. No data.

Albany was originally called Frederickstown, after Frederick, Duke of Albany.

Alcester Street. Named for the town in Warwickshire.

Alexander Rd, 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, qv, in 1923, after W.E. Wray. Lawrence Alexander was Mayor 1901-2.

Alexandra Rd, East Fremantle. Consort of Edward VII.

Alice Rd 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. Not named for a woman but after 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. Anne Hilda Ameling was the owner of the whole parcel of land there before subdivision.

Amherst Street. Governor Broome's secretary 1885-89 was JGH Amherst.

Anglesea Point. Marquis of Anglesea 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.

Armstrong Spit (Nanulgurup) was named the family of Adam Armstrong who settled in what he called Dalkeith.

Arthur Head (Manjaree) was given its European name by Captain James Stirling, who named the promontory in 1827 for George Arthur (-1854) Governor of Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). Aka Gaol Hill.

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) 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 HJ 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 (who had a daughter of that name) 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 Capt 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). 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 HC Barnett, who was Supt of the Asylum and then Colonial Surgeon. His house has stood since 1897 overlooking Fremantle Park, at 13 Barnett Street.

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.

Bathers Beach or Bay was also known as Whalers Beach, and City Beach in 1945. It is shown as Bathers Bay on maps from 1829.

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

Bay Street. Now Elder Place.

Bayleaf Retreat, O'Connor. Apparently there's a exotic tree there, perhaps a laurus nobilis.

Beaconsfield. The locality is named after a property known as 'Beaconsfield', located in the area in the 1880s. The name was officially adopted for the Post Office in August 1894. The origin is unknown, but is probably from the English town or after Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, created Earl of Beaconsfield in 1879. Heritage Council.

Beard Street. One of 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.

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

Point Belches. Aka Mill Point/the Narrows. After the third lieutenant on HMS Success, Peter Belches. Pt Belches is at the southern end of the Narrows Bridge. W.K. Shenton built a wind-driven flour mill near here in 1833. A second mill was built in 1935 and operated until 1859; it was 'restored' in 1959.

Bellevue Tce. Prolly named for the view from the northern end: Fr. belle vue = beautiful view.

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

Bick Lane, North Fremantle. John Bick was the owner of the Swan Hotel. I can't find this street on any map. Maybe it's become part of Swan Street, which terminates just opposite Bick's hotel.

Bickley Court, Beaconsfield. 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 Rd, 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 operated between Liverpool and Fremantle by the Australind Steam Navigation Company.

Blackwall Reach (Jenalup) was named by Commander L.S. Dawson RN, Admiralty surveyor in 1896, probably after Blackwall Reach on the Thames near Greenwich.

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

Blamey Street, Beaconsfield is now Caldwell Street (qv).

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

Booth Ct, 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. Bracks was 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 eaStreet. Name changed to Brennan Street in 1924/25.

Briggs Ct, Beaconsfield. Henry Briggs (1844-1919).

Brockman Pl, 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 Ct, O'Connor. This street was named after the developer’s birthplace in Sicily.

Bromley Rd, 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 prolly also the Cottesloe streets, Napier and Broome, which intersect. >

Point Brown, North Fremantle, northeast of the Gilbert Fraser Reserve, was reputedly named after A.E. Brown who in 1886 opened a shipbuilding yard near Marine Tce.

Bruce Lee Oval, Beaconsfield. 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 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.

Buckland Hill. Site of the Harley Scramble 1928-1964. Named for William Buckland FRS, first Reader in Geology at Oxford and later Dean of Westminster (-1856). John Arrowsmith's 1833 map of the colony names the whole tongue of land west of Perth as Buckland Downs.

Burford Pl, 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.

Butler's Hump, then Keane's Point (Beereegup) is now occupied by the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club building, which was originally built as the house of Lilla and Edward Keane in about 1891. John Butler was the first colonial owner of the land.

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 Pl, 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. JH Jenkin of the South Fremantle Wesley Church. The church was one block from the corner of that and the Mandurah Road (now South Tce).

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

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 whichenryh 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.

Canning River. Named by James Stirling in 1827 for George Canning FS and PM.

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.

Cappuccino Strip is an informal name for the part of South Terrace between Bannister and Henderson Streets. Fremantle real estate agent the late Jeff Brockway told me seriously, in the early 1990s, that he had coined the term.

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

Carnac Island. After John Ruett Carnac, senior lieutenant on HMS Success. Carnac Island had previously been called Ile Pelée, then Ile Lévilian and finally Ile Berthelot, before the arrival of Stirling, who whimsically named it Pulo Carnac, 'pulo' being Malay for 'island'. Apart from birds, it's noted for its tiger snakes, and is not a popular place to visit.

Carnac Street. James Rivett Carnac was second (or senior?) lieutenant on HMS Frigate Success. The island can 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 there in the middle of the street.

Carob Court, O'Connor. Apparently there's a exotic shrub/tree there, perhaps a ceratonia siliqua.

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. His High Street pharmacy is still in the family.

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). It's a joke.

Chadwick Street, Hilton. Councillor 1941-71.

Challenger Harbour. Named for Capt Fremantle's ship.

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. (Lee has 'Chauncey'.)

Chester Park. Became Hilton Park before 1930.

Chester Street, South Fremantle. Named after early settlers. 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.

Chesterfield. The area included John Street, Douro Road, Hewitt Street, William Street, and Lloyd Street. Subdivided by John Chester and named Chesterfield in 1887. By 1930 the name was no longer in use.

Chidley Point, Mosman Park, was named after Capt. Frederick Chidley Irwin (-1860) and marked on some early maps as Point Irwin. He arrived on the Sulphur in command of a detachment of the 63rd Regiment.

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 1906, 1921-1922, Murphy Street 1922-23, it was named Chudleigh Street in 1924.

Church Hill was recorded on the earliest maps of Fremantle. Later named Scotsman’s Hill, it was removed 1964.

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.

Claisebrook. (Goongoonup) Originally Clausebrooke, for Surgeon Frederick Clause, who was with Stirling on his 1827 survey of the Swan River.

Claremont became a local government authority in 1893, the name coming from the Claremont Estate (Swan Location 350) held by James Morrison whose wife's name was Clara (Williams: 59).

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 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.

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

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

Cockburn Sound. Named for Admiral Sir George Cockburn, Stirling's patron.

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. River Collie 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 Rd (formerlyYork 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.

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.

Cottesloe. So named by Governor Broome in 1886 after Baron Cottesloe of Swanbourne, Bucks.

Cottonwool Place, O'Connor. Name derived from type of exotic tree species identified and allegedly preserved on the site, perhaps ceiba pentandra (kapok).

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.

Crab Bay was on the northern bank of the Swan near where the first rail bridge was built in 1880. It has disappeared due to harbour works.

Crab Tree Mews, O'Connor. Name derived from type of exotic tree species identified and allegedly preserved on the site, perhaps a crabapple.

Croke Street and Croke Lane. Lt-Capt James L Croke was Harbourmaster from 1868. Croke Lane used to be Dalgety Street, as the warehouse of Dalgety & Co. was once there, 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.

Currie Spit, aka Point Currie. For Captain Currie RN, first harbourmaster. Now usually known as Pelican Point (as it was in 1827).

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.

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.

Dalkeith was named by the Armstrong family, who settled there, after their place of origin in Scotland. Francis Fraser Armstrong married Mary Mews. James Gallop had a house and farm there. Many streets in the area were named by surveyor P.G.S. Hope after yachts on the river in the racing season 1912-13.

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.

Darling Ranges. The escarpment west of Perth city was named by Stirling for Governor Ralph Darling, governor of NSW.

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 Road. 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 '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.

Davis Park, Beaconsfield, was named for the Davies Family; but due to a spelling mistake became ‘Davis’.

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, leads to Point Direction (where the Water Police station is).

Point Direction, North Fremantle, is where the Water Police station is. Origin unknown.

Dixon Street, Beaconsfield. Early pioneer.

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

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

Doolya Rd, 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 Rd 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. WK Doust was Town Councillor 1946-1968.

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

Point Dundas. (Moondanup). If named by Stirling, this would have named after the same man as Melville Water: the second Viscount Melville (Robert Dundas) First Lord of the Admiralty 1812-1827. The Majestic Hotel, which has been demolished, was built as a governor's private residence here in about 1900.

Viscount Melville (Henry Dundas), Secretary of State for Colonies, 1794. Or for Richard Dundas, another Viscount Melville. The Majestic Hotel, which has been demolished, was built as a governor's private residence in about 1900.

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East Street. Eastern boundary of Fremantle with East Fremantle.

Eastern Bypass. The name of 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.

Easton Street. Named for the most prominent family in Richmond (East Freo) 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 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 is named for the warehouse of Elder, Smith & Co. which is in that part of the street. It was originally called Bay Street because it was next to Shoal Bay to the north of Ferry Pt, aka Willis Pt.

Mount Eliza. Named by Stirling for the wife of Governor Ralph Darling, governor of NSW.

Elizabeth Street, North Fremantle, is now Corkhill Street.

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

Ellen Brook. Named for Governor Stirling's wife, Ellen Mangles (1807-1874), from Woodbridge, Surrey. Woodbridge House, Guildford (WA), would be named after the place in England.

Ellen Street, Fremantle is also named for Governor Stirling's wife, Ellen Mangles.

Ellen Street. 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 on the NW side of Parry Street, in the form of a carpark there.

Fairfield Park, Beaconsfield. Mr Dwelly had a store there known as the 'Fairfield Cash Store'; it was a small, fragile, wooden structure. Area off South Street.

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.

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.

Ferry Point, Emma Place, North Fremantle. Colloquially known as Willis Point.

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

Fifth Avenue. 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.

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. 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 someone of that name.

Fletcher Street. 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 (like Louisa, qv), is now called King William Street, unfortunately; however, the park on the corner with Marine Terrace retains the name: Florence Park. Florence married Alex Reid, after whom the Reid Library at UWA is named, and became Lady Florence.

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

Fortescue Street. 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 EH 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; the name was changed in 1922, possibly to end confusion with John Street, North Fremantle.

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

Frank Gibson Park, Forrest Street, Fremantle. Sir Frank Ernest Gibson (1878-1965) was a pharmacist and Mayor of Fremantle 1920-23, 1927-29, 1929-1951. Originally Cornwall Street, it was changed in 1922-23. Formerly Gibson Park.

Fraser Street. Lee suggests that this was named for E. Fraser, wife of JC Fraser, EF Fire Brigade Supt, but I've never heard of a street being named for a woman by her married name. (Lee: 177)

Fraser Point. Charles Fraser was botanist on HMS Success. Fraser Point was the land NW of Heirisson Island, central Perth.

Frederick Street, North Fremantle. Originally named Frederick Street in 1892, changed to Hevron Street in 1923.

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

Fremantle is named for Capt Charles Howe Fremantle.

Fremantle Commonage, Hilton. This area was set aside by the government after the establishment of the Swan River Colony. After WW2 it was developed into housing. South of Carrington Street.

Freshwater Bay (Minderup). A topographical name.

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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Gage Roads. Gage Roads was named after Rear-Admiral Sir William Hall Gage, Stirling's admiral, who was Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Navy's East Indies Station when James Stirling was surveying the Swan River in 1827.

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 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.

Garden Island. Governor Stirling named Garden Island after a nickname of the Isle of Wight, according to Pamela Statham-Drew (2003: 71; 2004: 16). It had formerly been named Ile Buache by the French. It's now a 'defence' establishment called HMAS Stirling.

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 is also named after him.

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

Gilbert Fraser Oval, John Street, North Fremantle. Gilbert Fraser (1894-1958) was a Member of the Legislative Council of WA 1928-1958. He was also president of the North Fremantle Amateur Football Club 1932 -1941, 1946-1953. See also Gilbert Fraser Grandstand.

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 old Girton College campus.

Glyde Street. Pearse family name - from the marriage of the first W.S. Pearse with Susannah Hallett Glyde - tho George 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 Brigg's Paddock.

Goldsborough Street, Fremantle. Goldsborough Mort, property owners.

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. CA Gough served as a North Fremantle Councillor for thirteen years.

Graylands is named after Maria Gray (nee Wycliffe) who inherited land from her sister Sarah Harding the widow of harbourmaster Captain Harding, the first private owner of land there. Maria was the (second) wife of John Gray, survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade.

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.

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

Grigg Place. Albert Grigg was a Councillor in 1929.

Grosvenor Street, Beaconsfield. Like the Grosvenor Hospital, in South Street, and the 'Grosvenor Cellars' a wine and spirit business on the corner of High and Bannister Streets, named by George Alfred Davies. Davies' Grosvenor wines were famous all over the colony. (The TAFE training restaurant was called the Grosvenor at one time; apparently it's now called Quinlan's.)

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Habgood Street. Wm and Rbt Habgood were Freo pioneers and each owned land in East Freo; prolly of the firm RB 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 Road/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 street was named after the governor.

Hampton Street had its name changed to Alexander Road, and then Wray Avenue, qv.

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

Harbour Rd, 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 alongside the Fremantle Ports (previously named Harbour Trust and then Port Authority) building.

Harvest Rd, North Fremantle. Probably for ED Harvest, who commanded the Enrolled Pensioner Guard after Finnerty.

Harwood Street, Hilton. Named for 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. FT “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 Rd led to 'Winterfold', John Healy's property (d. 1898). Presumably Winterfold Rd is named for that.

Heathcote was named for the midshipman on HMS Success.

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

Helen Street North Fremantle became Turton Street.

HendersonHenderson Street is named for Lt-Col. Sir Edmund Henderson who was Comptroller-General of Convicts 1850-63. The house called The Knowle was built for him and his family. It later became the primary building of Fremantle Hospital, and is still used by that establishment. >

Henry Street. Mouat, Henry and Pakenham Streets are the 'lieutenant streets' (my term) being named respectively after the first, second, and third lieutentants on board Capt 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. JH Herbert was a Town Councillor 1876-1885. Originally Mary Street, it was changed 1922/1923.

Hesperia was the name chosen by Stirling for Western Australia, stating that it referred to a land looking towards the setting sun; but the name was not adopted. I wish it had been, and something similarly short for the ridiculous 'New South Wales'.

Hevron Street. Patrick Hevron was Mayor of North Fremantle 1905-06, and councillor 1897-1920. Originally known as Frederick Street, changed 1893.

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.

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 around the Town Hall was closed to traffic in 1966. The High Street Mall (the one block from William Street to Queen Street) was trialled in 1973, and made permanent in 1975.

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

Higham Road is now Bellevue Terrace.

Hill Street was changed to Bolton Street in 1926 in honour of Leonard Burlington Bolton.

Hill Street was an earlier name for that part of the present Knutsford Street which adjoins Monument (formerly Obelisk) Hill. Changed 1951/2.

Hilton Park, now Hilton, was once called Chester Park. The boundaries of Hilton Park were defined in 1955, and the word 'Park' removed in 1959.

Hines Road, Hilton/O'Connor. A. 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.

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.

Hollis Park, South Fremantle. Named for Frederick Hollis. In the 1920s/30s this was used as a dumping site. This ceased in 1959.

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. 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.

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. 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) 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 TruStreet.

Hughes Avenue. Now Jarvis Street, O'Connor.

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

Hulbert Street. 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.

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Instone Street, Hilton. F. 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)
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.

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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J. Dolan Reserve, East Fremantle. John Dolan (1901-1986) was MLC (1963-1974) and a Cabinet Minister. He was also a teacher at Beaconsfield, Fremantle Boys School, Fremantle Boys High School and John Curtin High School. Named by East Fremantle Council in 1982.

Jackson Street, North Fremantle. Pre-dates 1895. No other information.

James Moore Pioneer Park, Hampton & Lefroy Rds, Beaconsfield. James G. Moore was headmaster of Beaconsfield School, 1934-1940.

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

James Street, Fremantle. Named for James Stirling, the first Governor. >

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 Rd). 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, 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. 1913), 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.

John Tonkin Reserve, East Fremantle. John Trezise Tonkin AC (1902-1995) was MLA for North-East Fremantle, 1933-1950 and Premier of WA 1971-1974. Named by East Fremantle Council in 1982.

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.

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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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 all terminated at the proposed King Street. The land over which it was planned to run was resumed by 1844 for the Convict Establishment, and later became the Barracks Field - and is now part of Fremantle Oval.

King Street, East Fremantle. After George IV (1762-1830) who was king 1820-30? Or William IV, whose reign was 1830-1837? FHC goes for George. I'm inclined to the later monarch.

King's Square. George IV (until his death on 26 June 1830) was on the throne in 1829, when Capt Fremantle 'took possession', but when Roe planned the Square after 1830, the monarch was William IV. A Fremantle Library page says that it was named for George IV (who reigned 1762-1830). Take your pick. Personally I think it's neither: just a generic Kings Square to make a pair with Queens Square a couple of hundred metres away.

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.

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 named Hill Street, changed 1951/52.

Kwong Alley, North Fremantle. The name Kwong Alley (also spelt Quong in some documents, probably incorrectly) 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), 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. Origin unknown atm.

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 store keeper in Fremantle. He was the first resident Magistrate of Fremantle in 1839, and the uncle of Sir Luke Leake and George Walpole Leake.

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. Section east of Carrington Street running south off South Street known as Stokes Street, 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.

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.

Point Lewis. Swan Brewery site. According to the West Australian (see below) it is 'probably after D.A.C.G. Lewis, Imperial officer here, 1831'.

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 seems to have disappeared.

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 Rd because of the confusion with the street in South Fremantle.

Limerick Way, Fremantle. County Limerick, Ireland.

Little High Street, Fremantle. Named in 1988.

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 is also named for him.

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.

Long Street, Beaconsfield. HE (Horrie) Long was a Town Councillor, 1948-1974. There is 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.

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 AM Josephson, in the premises now usually known as the McDonald Smith building in Cliff Street (which was designed by Herbert Nathaniel Davis). McCleery, owned land near the street named for him; he died in 1911.

McClaren Street. The Mayor of Fremantle 1912-14 was FJ McClaren. 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 Rd from Coolgardie Avenue to Fraser Street.

Malcolm Street. Sir Malcolm Fraser (1834-1900) was Surveyor-General for Western Australia 1872 -883 and the first Agent-General for WA in London 1892-1898.

Mandurah Rd 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. FHC.

Mangles Bay. Captain James Mangles RN, brother to Lady Stirling, was in this colony in 1831. There was formerly a Mangles Street, but it may have been renamed. There is still a Mangles Street in Bunbury, and Mangles Bay off the Rockingham coast.

Manjaree. Nyungar name for Bathers Beach.

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. 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, it remains on the sea bed.

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.

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. JS Roe's survey of 1833 shows Market Place there.

MarmionMarmion Memorial, Adelaide Street. William Edward Marmion (1845-1896) was Minister for Crown Lands.

Marmion Road, Beaconsfield. Now Edmund Street.

Marmion Street. W.E. Marmion.

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.

Mary Lilly Walk, Fremantle. Mary Lilly was the wife of Captain James Lilly.

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

Mary Street, North Fremantle. Now Herbert Street.

Mason Street, North Fremantle. Now Pearse Street.

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.

Matilda Bay. After Matilda Bennett, Mrs John Septimus Roe. Aka Crawley Bay, and formerly Sutherland's Bay. The estate bordering the bay was first owned by Capt. Mark Currie. He sold it in 1832 to Henry Sutherland (-1855) who came to the colony as assistant surveyor and was later Colonial Secretary. His mother's maiden name was Crawley. The land was acquired by the state in 1910 and vested in the University in 1922.

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.

Maud Street, South Fremantle. Now Beard Street.

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 the 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.

Meiers Street, North Fremantle. Origin unknown.

Melville Water (originally including all the water between South Perth and Fremantle) was named after (the second) Viscount Melville (Robert Dundas) First Lord of the Admiralty 1812-1827. Statham-Drew (2004: 13) writes that, 'He named the two large expanses [that is, Perth Water and Melville Water] "Melville Water" in honour of Lord Melville, then first Lord of the Admiralty, without distinguishing one from the other'. Seddon writes that it was Robert Dundas (1771-1851) who was the relevant Viscount. (His father Henry Dundas, the first Viscount Melville, had been First Lord of the Admiralty 1804-1805.)

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. 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.

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. 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. Minilya, Wongan, Yalgoo, and Nannine Avenues are all Aboriginal names, presumably Noongyar.

Minim Cove (Garangup). Probably a descriptive term derived from the Latin word for 'smallest', in use at least as early as 1831.

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.

Molfetta Quay, Fremantle. Honours Fremantle's Sister City, Molfetta, Italy. Many members of the Italian community in Fremantle trace their origins to this city.

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.

Mosman Bay. Probably in recollection of Mosman in Sydney, at the suggestion of R.J. Yeldon of the local Roads Board, in 1907. Originally part of Freshwater Bay, and for a time known as Samson Bay, Mosman Bay gave its name to the suburb, which was previously known as Cottesloe Beach and Buckland Hill.

Moss Street. 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 lieutentants 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. The Battle of Mouquet Farm was a part of the Battles of the Somme and Pozieres; 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 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. ROW between Wiluna Avenue and Nannine Avenue. The land known as Mulberry Farm was situated south of South Street and between Field Street and Fifth Avenue. After WW2 the State Housing Commission resumed a large portion of this land for housing. The house which was associated with Mulberry Farm still stands today and was known as Grosvenor Hospital, 151 South Street Beaconsfield, formerly George Curedale's residence on his farm, then the private Grosvenor Hospital, now Beacon Yoga Centre. For more on the history of the area, see Davies Street.

Mulberry Gardens, South Street, Fremantle, is now represented by Davis Park, which is a tiny part of what was a farm. Established in the 1860s, it consisted of 2-3 acres of HM Lefroy’s vineyard and orchard. 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. Minilya, Wongan, Yalgoo, and Nannine Avenues are all Aboriginal names, presumably Noongyar. The Minilya was a ship, so maybe the others were also.

Naomi Lane, Fremantle. No information.

Napier Road, North Fremantle. No information.

Navan Court, Beaconsfield. Navan is the main town of County Meath, where CY 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 CY, then aged about seven, and his youngest sister were sent to live with in Clonee, Ireland. CY 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. CY 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 now Court. 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 next to the Council offices between William and Queen Streets.

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.

Noble Close, North Fremantle. Captain Beresford Lewis Noble (1914-1998) was the Harbour Master at Darwin Port and then Fremantle (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 data.

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Oakover Street. Oakover is where Samuel Fortescue Moore was born in Middle Swan (WA). SF was WD Moore's brother. There is an Oakover Road in Middle Swan.

Ocean Drive. Services the carparks at South Beach, it's hardly a 'drive'.

Ocean Street. See Aurora Avenue.

Ocean Road. Service road that connects South Terrace to Ocean Drive, qv, in South Fremantle.

O'Connor. The suburb is named for CY O'Connor.

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

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

Ommanney Street. One HM 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). Ord turned the first sod of the Fremantle to Guildford Railway in 1879 or 1880. The portion of this road between Knutsford Street (formerly Hill Street) and Ellen Street (formerly John Street) was formerly Hampton Road. >

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 data.

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

Owen Anchorage. After Rear-Admiral Owen, a Lord of the Admiralty, was originally called Britannic Roads. See Woodman Point.

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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 lieutentants on board Capt Fremantle's ship, HMS Challenger: JA 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 Bank. HMS Parmelia.

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. FHC: 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. FHC: 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 accompany 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' will further establish an association with the Pensioner Guard Village. New Northbank Site. Whilst 'Pensioner Guard Road' uses two names and a suffix, it is considered imperative that both words, Pensioner and Guard be included to ensure that the association is not misconstrued. The name Pensioner Road has been extensively trialled and proved to be completely inappropriate as the historical association is loStreet.

Percy Street, Fremantle. Now Loukes Street.

Perth. Named after the Scottish city at the request of George Murray, the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, whose birthplace it was.

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 QV Street today, while the portion north of that street is now Stirling Highway.

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.

Petra Street. Jack Lee thinks it's named for the city in Jordan. 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.

Philip Street, East Fremantle. No data.

Phillip Street, North Fremantle. Disappeared in 1927.

Phillimore Street. Sir John Phillimore (1781-1840) served in the Peninsular War (1807-1814).

Phyllis Street, North Fremantle. No data.

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

Pier Street, East Fremantle. Led down to the river at a point where there was a jetty.

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. Refers to a number of plane trees in the area.

Platt Street, Fremantle. Fictitious character mentioned in Jack Bennett’s 1981 book Gallipoli.

Plympton was the earliest area of development in East Fremantle. Plympton is a village in Devon on the Plym River between Plymouth and Dartmoor, but I do not yet know of any connexion between the village and an EF resident — though WS Pearse must be the most likely.

Point Street led to Ferry Point, aka Willis Point, in the 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: it 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 original ferry crossed the river from the point to Lukin's Jetty. The North Wharf has since been built on that site.

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.

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.

Proclamation Tree, Adelaide Street.

Prowse Street, Beaconsfield. Prowse was a pioneer.

Putney Rd 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.

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Quarry Street, Fremantle. A quarry extended in the early days of settlement across the lower end of what is now Fremantle Park between Ellen and Quarry Streets.

Quarry Street, North Fremantle. 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. Like Adelaide Street (qv), and perhaps Queen's Square, named for Wm IV's consort, Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (1830-1837).

Queen's Square. The FHC says this is named for Queen Adelaide.


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.

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

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 Rd 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.

Rocky Bay, North Fremantle. A topographical name.

Roe Street. After John Septimus Roe (-1878), Surveyor-General of WA 1829-1870.

Point Roe, the southernmost place in Mosman Park, is also named after the Surveyor-General, John Septimus Roe.

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

Roscommon Crescent, Beaconsfield. Roscommon, Ireland.

Rose Street, South Fremantle. See also Ada Street.

Rottnest Island (Wadjemup) was named 't Eylandt 't Rottenest (Rats Nest Island) in 1696 by Willem de Vlamingh for the quokkas.

Rous Head and associated Road. Named by Governor Stirling after Sea Lord Admiral Henry Rous, (1795-1877) who served in the Napoleonic Wars, and was in Eastern Australia 1827-9, and gave some places in NSW his own name. He was later First Lord of the Admiralty and Admiral. He organised a regatta in Sydney Harbour in April 1827. The place is shown in 1827 as Rous Point.

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. HL Rudderham was the General Manager of the Fremantle Port Authority.

Rule Street, Fremantle. CP 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. 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.

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. The suburb is named for Lionel Samson and family. >

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 is named for Capt Daniel Scott, the first Harbourmaster and first chairman of the Town TruStreet.

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.

Seven Sisters, Rocky Bay, Fremantle. Also known as 'Seven Hills'. High limestone peaks on the northern shores of Rocky Bay. In the 1890s these were quarried down and later became the site of the Mt Lyell Superphosphate Works & State Engineering Works (now demolished). Of the Seven Sisters, only Buckland Hill remains.

Sewell Street, East Fremantle. Possibly a Pearse family name. (FHC, following Lee: 178)

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

Shuffrey Street is named after an inhabitant of the street and prominent citizen, George Shuffrey (-1920).

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 Rd 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 Lefroy Road.

Skinner Street. Capt Skinner, of the WA Military Forces. This used to run all the way to Cantonment Rd (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 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. OFE (Oscar) Stack, City Councillor 1967-77. It was earlier gazetted as the continuation of Fothergill Street, but the rocky outcrop above Stevens Reserve prolly meant it wasn't possible to put the street through. Also there's an SEC/Western Power substation between the two that may have had something to do with it. Changed to Stack Street 1974. 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 Tce, prolly 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 Rd, North Fremantle. For Cr CAB (Amos) Staton. Formerly Victoria Road.

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. 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. FHC.

Stirling Street. Admiral James Stirling was the first Governor of Western Australia. His wife Ellen also has a street named for her. There is a suburb of Perth named for Stirling, and the naval base on Garden Island, plus two plants. Stirling Street now runs from Hampton Rd 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] Rd 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. No data.

Strang Court, Beaconsfield. Strang was a pioneer.

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

Staton Road, East Fremantle. CAB 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.

Success Bank, and Success Harbour South Fremantle. HMS Success.

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 the 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. WJ 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 River. Named by Willem de Vlamingh after the black swans he found there, and so formerly aka Black Swan River.

Swan Street, North Fremantle. This road is in two unconnected sections - one portion is undedicated road within Fremantle Ports land; the other portion is between Queen Victoria Street and Burns Street.

Swanbourne. So named by Governor Broome in 1886 after Baron Cottesloe of Swanbourne, Bucks.

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. No data.

Tasker Place, Mosman Park. Roland 'Rolly' Leslie Tasker (1926-2012) was one of the greatest competitive yachtsmen in Australia. He operated a sail making business from the site for forty years.

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.

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

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. Name derived from a tipuana tipu allegedly identified and preserved on the site. Subdivision of the site of the former Edwards College.

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

Trafford Street, Beaconsfield. No data.

Trinity Street, South Fremantle. Changed to Sinclair Street and now Lefroy Road.

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 Rd 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 Rd, 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 and from John Street to Tydeman Road in 1968.

Tyrone Street, North Fremantle. Irish County.

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Vale Street, Fremantle. No data. 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 data.

Victoria Quay is the name given to the south wharf of the port. It was originally named South Quay but was renamed in honour of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) by the Duchess of Cornwall and York during her visit in 1901.

Victoria Rd 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 Rd (see above). There is now no longer a Victoria Rd nor a Victoria Street in Perth, tho there is still a Victoria Avenue in Dalkeith, and the Victoria Square around Street Mary's Cathedral.

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

View Terrace, East Fremantle. Topographical name.

Lake Vincent, Rottnest (formerly Sealers Lake) is named after prison superintendent Henry Vincent.

Virginia Ryan Park, off Watkins Street, Fremantle. Named in 1992 to commemorate the efforts of Virginia Ryan (-1992) as a local resident and community worker.

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Walker Street, South Fremantle. No data.

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. For Walter Easton, who owned the land.

Point Walter, Bicton. (Dycondalup) Stirling named this after his uncle Sir Walter Stirling, or his grandfather, whose name was also Walter. (Another source has it that it was his brother.) A canal was cut through the spit at one time, but allowed to silt up again.

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.

Walyalup. Nyoongar name for Fremantle. Name was first recorded by Europeans in the Fremantle area in 1833 by Robert Menli Lyon.

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/Rd, 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.

Watkins Street 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.

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 Terrace. Former name of the southern portion of what is now Marine Terrace. Presumably named for the Duke.

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

Wesley Way (Arcade) Fremantle. Wesley Way Arcade was between Market Street and Cantonment Street, Fremantle. There is now just a passageway behind the church to reach some offices.

Westgate Mall, Fremantle. Westgate Mall is a shopping arcade within the Fremantle precinct. The name was approved in 1965. It runs from Adelaide Street, behind Target, to Point Street.

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.

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 IV

William Street. That's for William IV, who looks a complete dork in this ridiculous painting. >
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 set aside for the Convict Establishment and now forms part of Fremantle Oval.

Willis Point was also known as Ferry Point. It was on land in the river that was removed for the building of the harbour.

Wilson Park, South Fremantle. J E Wilson was a Town Councillor, 1921-1935.

Wiluna Avenue, White Gum Valley. After Wiluna, Western Australia.

Windsor Road. Also the name of Walter Easton's estate there. 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 Rd, nearby, is named after him.

Wolseley Road, East Fremantle. No data.

Wongan Avenue. Minilya, Wongan, Yalgoo, and Nannine Avenues are all Aboriginal names, presumably Noongyar. As the Minilya was a ship, perhaps they are all ship names.

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.

Woodsons Arcade, Fremantle. Woodsons Arcade is situated between Cantonment Street and Adelaide Street, Fremantle.

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 Rd, 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, as Yuna Lane probably was also (named after the tugboat of that name: see below).

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Yalgoo Avenue. Minilya, Wongan, Yalgoo, and Nannine Avenues are all Aboriginal names, presumably Noongyar. 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, WGV. Named for the goldfield.

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. 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 and Links

Much of what appears above comes from a document made available by the Fremantle Library. I started with Kate Caldwell's data, as republished by Ewers, and later found on line 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, History Librarian. I continue to add to it.

Fremantle Library, City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle Place Names Index. Much of the information above is taken from this PDF document, available on the FHC site.

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, 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.

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.

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

Fremantle and Swan River


Fremantle. Mangles-street, Captain James Mangles R.N., brother to Lady Stirling, was in this colony in 1831; Mouat-street, lieutenant of H.M.S. Challenger, J. A. Mouat; Henry-street, second lieutenant of H.M.S. Challenger, John Henry: Pakenham-street, third lieutenant of H.MS. Challenger, H. Pakenham: Collie-street, surgeon of H.M.S. Sulphur, Alex. Collie: Stirling street, Sir James Stirling; Ellen-street, Lady Stirling; Cockburn Sound, Admiral Sir George Cockburn, G.C.B.; Owen Anchorage, Rear-Admiral Owen, a Lord of the Admiralty, was originally called Britannic Roads; Gage Roads, Admiral Gage; Melville Water (including all between South Perth and Fremantle), after Viscount Melville (Henry Dundas), Secretary of State for Colonies, 1794; Point Dundas, Viscount Melville (Henry Dundas), Secretary of State for Colonies, 1794; Preston, second lieutenant on H.M.S. Success, and first of H.M.S. Sulphur, William Preston; Belches, third lieutenant on H.M.S. Success, Peter Belches; Fraser, Charles Fraser, botanist on H.M.S. Success; Heathcote, midshipman on H.M.S. Success; Lewis, probably after D. A. C. G. Lewis, Imperial officer here, 1831; Roe, Captain J. S. Roe; Matilda Bay, Mrs. J. S. Roe; Currie Spit, Captain Currie, R.N., first harbourmaster; Mount Eliza, Lady Darling; Carnac, John Ruett Carnac, senior lieutenant on H.M.S. Success; Woodman's Point, Thos. Woodman, purser on H.M.S. Success; Leake-street, Samson-street, Lefroy-street, and many others, after well-known colonists. The West Australian, Wednesday 17 March 1909, page 9.

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