Victoria Pavilion (Fremantle)
In January 1897 local architect Frederick William Burwell won the competition held by the Fremantle Council for the design of a pavilion for Fremantle Oval. Burwell also designed the Central Chambers, Sail and Anchor Hotel, Fowler's Warehouse, Owston's Buildings and Marmion House.
The foundation stone was laid on 25 June 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Built by Blackman Brothers at a cost of £3650, the pavilion was officially opened by Premier John Forrest on 6 November 1897.
Information from the City of Fremantle Interpretation Plaques and Panels Research Project was used as the basis of this article. This project was completed in May 2002 by historian Kristy Bizzaca, and is available by visiting the City of Fremantle's History Centre.
- "Frederick W. Burwell" (PDF). Australian Institute of Architects. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- "Celebrating at Fremantle". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 26 June 1897. p. 6. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
- "Fremantle Oval Grandstand, Fairbairn St, Fremantle, WA, Australia". Australian Heritage Database. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
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