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13 Barnett St
Barnett St is named for its most significant resident, Henry Calvert Barnett, who was Superintendent of the Asylum and then Colonial Surgeon. His house has stood since 1897 overlooking Fremantle Park, at 13 Barnett St.
Barnett succeeded Dr Dickey as Superintendent of Fremantle Asylum in 1872. He was Colonial Surgeon until 1895 when the office was abolished. He worked chiefly in Fremantle. His articles on 'Australiana' earned him a Fellowship of the Royal Geographic Society. Barnett was a member of the first Medical Board in 1894. He resided in Quarry Street near Shuffrey. Fremantle Library.
The c1940 photo shows the rear of the Barnett house. Photograph from the Fremantle History Centre #1722. Photographer: I. N. Branson, from Bushells Building.
Appendix 5 to David Hutchison, History of Fremantle Park, 2009, published by Garry Gillard with the author's permission on the Fremantle Park website, copyright © David Hutchison 2009
Kimberly, WB 1897, History of West Australia: A Narrative Of Her Past Together With Biographies Of Her Leading Men, Niven, Melbourne: 88-90. Available online from Wikisource.
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