City of Fremantle

Place Number



8 Coral St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1900

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2007

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 3

Statement of Significance

House, 8 Coral Street, is a typical rendered masonry, and iron single storey house dating from c1900s. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 8 Coral Street is a single storey, single room width, limestone and iron house with asymmetrical facade built c.1900 and designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are limestone. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron roof. There is a high rendered masonry wall to the front boundary line.


Coral Street was surveyed on the sub-division of a large block of land belonging to Sir Henry Briggs. The land was called Briggs Paddock and it is not known why the streets were named after treasures such as silver, gold and coral. The street was gazetted in 1905. House, 8 Coral Street had been built by 1904. In 1904/05, it was owned by Joseph Augies and occupied by Albert Allen. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1910 shows that the five cottages at 2 to 10 Coral Street (then 36 to 44 Coral Street) were of identical plan form. Each was a brick cottage built against the northern boundary of their respective lots. Each had a full length front verandah and a small rear verandah along the southern end of the house. There were small tin additions at the back of the each house and a toilet located at the rear of each yard. By 1912/13, ownership had been changed to Gertrude Augies, but it remained a rental property with Henry Cooper, the tenant. After a brief period of ownership by Albertina Davis, House, 8 Coral Street was bought by Arthur Rashton c. 1930. In 1932/33 the property was listed as comprising a residence and stables. Mr Rashton continued to own the property until the mid-1950s. In 1956, House, 8 Coral Street was owned and occupied by Carlo Moreschi. By 1960, it was owned and occupied by Antonio Galipo; by 1964 it was owned by Vincenzo Galati. Mr Galati owned the property until c. 1980. The place has had a number of owners since that time. This place was identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80 as being of cultural heritage significance. (Coded: Red: "Significantly contributing to the unique character of Fremantle")


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability). High degree of authenticity with much original fabric remaining. (These statements based on street survey only).


Condition assessed as good (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Other Use OTHER Other

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Limestone
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

06 Mar 2020


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