Tom Collins House - SITE ONLY


Heritage Council

Place Number



9 Servetus St Cottesloe

Location Details

House moved 13/8/96 to Allen Park, Swanbourne.

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1907

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
State Register Removed 01 Jul 2021 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Sep 1995 Category 7
Register of the National Estate Removed from RNE
Classified by the National Trust Classified 06 Aug 1973


This building is a four-room weatherboard cottage with kitchen and vestibule. Jarrah is used with originality. There is beaten copper work on pitch-boxes made by Joseph Furphy, copper overmantel and beaten copper door panels made by his daughter-in-law Mattie, which are based on W M Morris revival style. It is an exceptional example of craftsman's work early in the century.

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
8427 The Furphy family in Western Australia : upwardly mobile in Perth. Journal article 2005
734 Heritage assessment and conservation plan for Tom Collins House. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1995
87 Tom Collins and his house Book 1973
4437 Post haste the millennium: opportunities & challenges in Local Studies. Proceedings of the 2nd National ALIA Local studies Section Conference. Conference proceedings 1999
88 At the toss of a coin : Joseph Furphy the western link. Book 1987
1195 Tom Collins' house. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 0

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Creation Date

30 May 1989

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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