Fremantle Post Office

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Fremantle Post Office

The Fremantle Post Office located in Market Street, Fremantle was designed by Hillson Beasley of the Public Works Department, planned in 1906[1] and opened in 1907. It was renovated during the Western Australian Centenary year of 1929,[2] and again in 1987 for the America's Cup challenge. It continues to serve as a post office.[3]

A site on the other (east) side of Market Street, and further south, was also considered in 1905 as a location for the new post office.[4] The shops along Market Street and bordered by Cantonment Street and High Street were to be resumed, and a new building built; this never eventuated.

The building is listed on the Register of the National Estate.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fremantle Post Office". The Daily News. Perth: National Library of Australia. 12 June 1906. p. 10 Edition: THIRD EDITION. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Renovating the Fremantle POST OFFICE". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 24 May 1929. p. 24. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Heritage Council. "Fremantle Post Office". Heritage Assessment. Western Australian Government. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Fremantle Post-Office". Perth Gazette. Perth: National Library of Australia. 31 August 1905. p. 9. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Fremantle Post Office, 13-15 Market St, Fremantle, WA, Australia". Australian Heritage Database. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Fremantle Post Office at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 32°03′12″S 115°44′45″E / 32.0533°S 115.7458°E / -32.0533; 115.7458