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South Fremantle

South Fremantle is a descriptive term as the suburb lies directly to the south of the City of Fremantle. The name has been used since the 1880's. The locality is centred on South Terrace, Hampton and Douro Roads. In the early days of settlement much of the land around here, in particular Spearwood and Hamilton Hill, was given to market gardens which were owned and worked by southern European migrants. Many of their descendents still reside in the area


 
 
   
 
 

South Fremantle - Beacon Theatre Building

On the south-west corner of Hampton Road and South Street is the old Beacon Theatre Building. This was constructed as the Beacon Theatre in 1937 and continued to operate thus until closure in 1961. Stammers Supermarket then occupied the premises until they moved to their popular Palmyra shop. These days it is used by a pharmacy and medical practices. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL001

 

South Fremantle - Bed and Breakfast

South Terrace extends south from Fremantle city and runs through the heart of South Fremantle. At 273 South Terrace is this splendid bed and breakfast. This house was built in 1901 for Mr James Turner and has had a variety of owner/occupiers over the decades. The house has been South Beach Bed and Breakfast since 2009. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL002

 

South Fremantle - La Vespa Patisserie

This house, office and shop was built in 1900 for the then owner Mr James Snowden. It was originally used as a butcher's shop. These days it houses the very popular La Vespa Patisserie. This is at 247 South Terrace. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL003

 

South Fremantle - Copper Chimney

On South Terrace is this large new building housing the Copper Chimney, Fine Indian Cuisine, at ground level and what look like accommodation units upstairs. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL004

 

South Fremantle - 223 South Terrace

This eye-catching building is at 223 South Terrace. It is probably used as a private residence now but was most likely business premises in years gone by. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL005

 

South Fremantle - 244 South Terrace

Margaret Dent had this shop built in 1900. It was first used as a grocery store then later on across the years as a mixed business, a bakery. a mini self-service store, a real estate agency and also by a hydroponics business. Right now Sevenergy Yoga is in residence. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL006

 

South Fremantle - 251 South Terrace

These commercial premises were built in 1897. Back up until at least 1930, the address of this place was 139 Mandurah Road. The rear is of course a recent addition. This is now a Jewellery and Fine Art business. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL007

 

South Fremantle - 346 South Terrace

At 346 South Terrace is what is now the premises of Terra Rosa, Cultural Resource Managers. This building was erected in 1900 as a shop and cottage for Mr James Stevens. It was originally occupied by Mr Pitman, a grocer. Up until around 1930 this address was 168/170 Mandurah Road. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL008

 

South Fremantle - South Terrace View

One look along South Terrace east side looking south. You can see a rug shop in the foreground, followed by South Beach Fish & Chips. a hot dog store and then on to others. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL009

 

South Fremantle - South Terrace View

Another look along South Terrace east side looking south. Inn the foreground is Ootong & Lincoln which appears to be a cafe. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL010

 

South Fremantle - Sydney & South Building

At 231 South Terrace is now what is known as the Sydney and South Building. This was erected in 1896 as a shop and residence for Mr Samson Henville. Sydney and South acquired and then renovated the building in 1996. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL011

 

South Fremantle - Mills and Wares Factory

Anyone who lived in or around Fremantle between 1950 and at least 1990 would be familiar with biscuit manufacturers Mills & Wares. The company was a major local employer. The factory was built in 1880 and from then Ross Confectionery Co. operated from here. Mills & Wares came about in 1950 but ceased operating in the early 1990's. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL012

 

South Fremantle - Mills and Wares Factory

The old Mills and Wares factory runs down South Terrace. In about 1993 there was a plan to convert this site into a housing complex. Fortunately that never happened. As you can see, the artwork on the building exterior is amazing. Inside is huge, selling antiques, curios and what look like replica antiques. Definitely worth a visit. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL013

 

South Fremantle - South Beach Hotel

These days known as the South Beach Hotel, this is the former Davilak Hotel (the Davilak Tavern) which was constructed in 1903. July 2016. Photos Ref: SFTL014

 

South Fremantle - Seaview Tavern

This is the Seaview Tavern on South Terrace. It's been here since 1897 and was originally opened as the Seaview Hotel so the name has prevailed over all these years which is a little unusual.  January 2009. Photos Ref: SFTL015

 

South Fremantle - House

All along Hampton Road are attractive old houses, some with bull-nosed verandahs and some with incredibly high pitched iron roofs. This is an attractive looking home of rather innovative design. There is quite a bit of visible evidence of cracked brickwork on walls and buildings around here probably caused by vibrations from the incessant heavy (and noisy) traffic passing by. July 2011. Photos Ref: SFTL016

 

South Fremantle - Success Harbour Railway Station

Next to Marine Terrace and opposite the end of King William Street is the now disused Success Harbour Railway Station. The line from Fremantle to Spearwood opened in 1906. The platform is quite long but looks rather compressed in this zoomed picture. November 2015. Photos Ref: SFTL017

 

South Fremantle - Success Harbour Railway Station

A look along the platform of the Success Harbour railway station. The vehicles parked on the street in the background are on Marine Parade. The only rail traffic coming though here now is the occasional train moving freight from the Fremantle Port north wharf through to Kewdale. The track along here is still dual gauge. November 2015. Photos Ref: SFTL018

 

South Fremantle - South Beach Railway Station

At the end of South Terrace and next to South Beach is the now closed South Beach railway station. This is situated a couple of kilometres south of the Success Harbour station. November 2015. Photos Ref: SFTL019

 

South Fremantle - South Beach

Looking south down a section of South Beach taking in the southern groyne. On the horizon is the northern part of Garden Island. November 2015. Photos Ref: SFTL020


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