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Oddfellows Hotel

South Terrace and Norfolk St, 1887

The Norfolk Hotel is located on the corner of South Terrace and Norfolk Street in Fremantle, Western Australia. The stone built hotel was originally constructed in 1887, before the 1893 Kalgoorlie gold rush, for George Alfred Davies, a vintner, local councillor and Mayor of Fremantle. For most of its life it was known as the Oddfellows Hotel; it was renamed in 1985 when substantial renovations removed the front of the hotel. Wikipedia.


The Oddfellows Hotel in 1935, thanks to the FHC photo #1851, with this caption:
At the time this photo was taken, the Publican was Thomas Bucknell. His daughter is peeping from the doorway to the left. Miss Bennett is in front of the building. Her family came down from the Goldfields every year and stayed at the hotel. Note the horse trough to the right. The Oddfellows was substantially altered in 1986 and renamed the Norfolk Hotel.


The Norfolk Street side of the former Oddfellows Hotel. Google Maps photo. The portrait chiselled in the wall is of Dorothy Tangney, first female senator, who apparently spent some time in Fremantle (tho she was born in North Perth and died in Wembley). It's the work of Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils.



Oddfellows Hotel in 1910, Wikipedia.


Oddfellows Hotel in 1984, Lost Perth.

In 2018, the basement has been given the name The Odd Fellow.

References and Links

Wikipedia page.

Norfolk Hotel website

Garry Gillard | New: 23 September, 2014 | Now: 18 November, 2018