Vincent St 074, North Perth

House Numbering Changes

The street numbers for the current No 74 Vincent Street changed several times, between 1914 and 1917. It was first known as No. 82 in 1914 and No. 84 until 1917 when the property became known as No. 74 as it is today.

The Post Office Directories list no dwellings for the north side of Vincent Street between William (formerly Clifton Street) and Hyde Street until 1914 when six residents are listed, including the subject property, indicating that the majority of dwellings in this portion of Vincent Street were constructed in 1913. In the years that followed (primarily between 1913-1917), this substantial construction required the reorganisation of most house numbers on Vincent Street.

(Ref: http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Public/Inventory/Details/3d3316a1-1911-4c25-aad8-82a3b31bef0f)

Construction

Modest single storey detached bungalow with hipped roof, a bullnose verandah, and half-timbered gable over the central entrance.

(Resource for the above: http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Public/Inventory/Details/3d3316a1-1911-4c25-aad8-82a3b31bef0f)

Protected?

This property is included on the City of Vincent's Municipal Heritage Inventory

Architecture

Modest single storey detached bungalow with hipped roof, a bullnose verandah, and half-timbered gable over the central entrance. The straightforward design with its central front entry, with fanlight and sidelights, and symmetrical double hung sashes to the two front rooms, is a house model which carried over with relatively minor decorative change from the Late Colonial period into the Federation period. The bullnose verandah and stucco banding of the brickwork at sill level are typical decorative changes of the period. Garden behind the low picket front fence. None apparent

Social History

The subject place is located along Vincent Street directly opposite Hyde Park. Hyde Park was once known as the Third Swamp, which was part of a string of lakes and swamplands that covered an extensive area north of Perth. Prior to and during the early part of European Settlement Hyde Park and its immediate surrounds was an indigenous camping ground. The Swamp was an important source of water and its fertile soil supported a variety of plant foods and attracted wildlife. Europeans were attracted to the Third Swamp for the same reasons however, whilst the land was fertile, it was difficult to settle due to seasonal flooding and its steep and deep topographical surroundings. The Swamp became a duck shooting resort for Europeans, and as late as 1888, drovers used the places as a camp when bringing sheep to Perth. In the 1890s the Lands Department gave permissions to the Perth City Council to allow camping on the Third Swamp in order to accommodate the huge influx of people who had travelled to Western Australia as a result of the Gold Rush. From 1897, the wealth generated by the Gold Rush began to be seen in Perth as buildings and services were constructed. Money was provided to construct a 17 mile tramway network the majority of which was north of the railway line in Perth's northern suburbs. The tramline of which one ran from Charles Street to Vincent Street encouraged residential development. In 1897 the Third Swamp was gazetted as a Public Reserve for the purposes of Public Gardens. This coincides with the influence of town and social planning ideals from overseas, increased prosperity and a civic desire to emulate the more established cities of other countries, all of which encouraged the development of public parks, gardens and recreation reserves close to the city. Vincent Street was named after Mr George Vincent, Chief Draftsman in the Lands Department, the original grantee of the land on the north side of this street, to the east of Charles Street, who named the street for himself on the issue of the grant circa 1876. The street once formed part of the Hyde Park Heights Estate, with the eastern end also called the Tramways Estate.

(Resource: http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Public/Inventory/Details/3d3316a1-1911-4c25-aad8-82a3b31bef0f)

Photos

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Research Links

http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Public/Inventory/Details/3d3316a1-1911-4c25-aad8-82a3b31bef0f

Property Residency by Family name

The Wises Post Office Directories indicate that the first resident of the place was John McColl who resided at the dwelling until 1925 when Mr Frank North occupies the dwelling. Frank North remains in residency until 1933 when Mr Albert Cugley and later Mrs Clarice Cugley take up residency. Given the relatively long occupancy of each of the residents it can be assumed that they were also the owners of the property.

(1) McColl Family 1914-1925 (Husband: John McColl, Wife: Present but name Unknown, Children: At least Chas McColl - other children unknown).
- State Heritage council record states Post Office Directory records show McColl family residency of property from 1914-1925.

(2) North 1925- 1933 (Frank North, Records suggest no other family)
- State Heritage council record states Post Office Directory records show North family residency of property from 1925-1933.
- Earliest Post Office Directory registration in name of Frank North, in 1925
- Last POD registration in 1933.

(3) Cugley Family 1933-? (End of available records) (Husband: Albert Cugley, Wife: Clarice Cugley , Children*(Check footnote below): Leslie Cugley, Sydney George Cugley, Thelma Joy Cugley, John Charles Cugley, And Albert Roy Cugley. )
- *There seems to be some ambiguity in the names of the Children of Albert and Clarice Cugley. Some historical materials occasionally refer to them with different variations of their names. Namely, referring to "Thelma Joy Cugley" as 'Joy Cugley' and "Sydney George Cugley" as simply 'George Cugley'. The reason for this is unclear, but being aware of this would be a good thing.
- State Heritage council record states Post Office Directory records show Cugley family residence of property from 1933 until end of records in 1949.
- Albert Cugley passed away in May of 1944. At last record, wife Clarice continued to be resident at 74 Vincent Street.
- Earliest Post Office Directory record in the name of Albert Cugley in 1933
- Last POD registration in the name of Clarice Cugley 1933.

(Reference for all residencies, State Heritage: http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Public/Inventory/Details/3d3316a1-1911-4c25-aad8-82a3b31bef0f)

(Reference for North residency, Wise Post Office Directories: https://slwa.wa.gov.au/pdf/battye/pods/1925/0300.pdf, https://slwa.wa.gov.au/pdf/battye/pods/1932/0340.pdf)

(Reference for Cugley residency, Wise Post Office Directories: https://slwa.wa.gov.au/pdf/battye/pods/1933/0248.pdf, https://slwa.wa.gov.au/pdf/battye/pods/1949/0293.pdf)

(Reference for Cugley family structure: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/50344350?searchTerm=albert%20cugley%20%20vincent%20Mrs%20Clarice%20Cugley&searchLimits=#)

The Cugley Family

The Cugley Family were long term residents of 74 Vincent Street from 1933 onwards. Information about them is present in a variety of preserved historical materials.

(1) The Cugley family in Australia/Perth were originally emigrants from Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. All were originally stone masons. The first Cugley immigrants were the three brothers, George Henry, Charles Robert and Albert Alfred Cugley.

(Reference, Trove: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/40777312?searchTerm=George%20Henry%2C%20Charles%20Robert%20and%20Albert%20Alfred%20Cugley&searchLimits=
(Reference, Trove group: https://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=12042)

(2) George Henry Cugley (Brother of Albert Cugley, resident of 74 Vincent Street) was killed in car accident in 1920.

(Reference: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/27678442?searchTerm=&searchLimits=l-publictag=Cugley+family)

(3) A (highly incomplete) Family Tree, showing some of the more well documented members of the Cugley family. There is some unexplained ambiguity regarding the names of the children of Albert and Clarice Cugley. Some historical materials anomalously refer to them with different variations of their names, namely referring to "Thelma Joy Cugley" as 'Joy Cugley' and "Sydney George Cugley" as simply 'George Cugley'. The reason for this is not clear, currently.

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Marriages/Anniversaries

(1) APPROACHING MARRIAGE.
The marriage of Joyce, only daughter
of Mr and Mrs Best, School House, Mt
Barker, to Sgt John Charles Cugley, of
74 Vincent-street, Mt Lawley, will be
solemnised at Lake-street Church of
Christ at 6 o'clock on Saturday, Sep-
tember 11.

The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Thu 9 Sep 1943 Page 4 APPROACHING MARRIAGE.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/46768678?searchTerm=%2274%20vincent%20street%22&searchLimits=l-state=Western+Australia

(2) ENGAGEMENT
The engagement is announced of
Betty, younger daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Webb, of Conway Street,
Geraldton, to Leslie William (R.A.A.F.,
Busselton), third son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. Cugley, of 74 Vincent Street, Mt.
Lawley.

Geraldton Guardian and Express (WA : 1929 - 1947) View title info Sat 10 Apr 1943 Page 2 Family Notices

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/67350370?searchTerm=%2274%20vincent%20street%22&searchLimits=l-state=Western+Australia

(3) The engagement is announced between
Jean Burford, second daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. N. W. Wooldridge, 20 Galwey-
street, Leederville, and Sydney George,
second son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Cugley,
74 Vincent-street, Mt. Lawley.

The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) View title info Thu 20 Jul 1939 Page 9 ENGAGEMENTS.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/46409371?searchTerm=%2274%20vincent%20street%22&searchLimits=l-state=Western+Australia

(4) SILVER WEDDING
CUGLEY —BURGESS. — On June
16, 1909, at Vivian street Metho-
dist Church, Boulder, by the Rev.
Langdon, Albert, third son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. G. Cugley, of
York, to Clarice, eldest daughter,
of Mrs. C. Rowling, of Boulder,
and the late Sydney Burgess. Pre-
sent address, 74 Vincent street,
Mt. Lawley.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/95018138?searchTerm=%2274%20vincent%20street%22&searchLimits=l-state=Western+Australia

(5) The engagement is announced of
Thelma Joy, only daughter of Mr and
Mrs A. J. Cugley, 74 Vincent-street, Mt
Lawley, to W. Stewart Nelson, BA, and
MA, only son of the late Mr and Mrs
F. Nelson, grandson of Mrs J. McAdam,
of Potter, Nebraska, America.

The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Mon 27 Dec 1943 Page 4 ENGAGEMENTS.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/46779807?searchTerm=Thelma%20%20Cugley&searchLimits=l-state=Western+Australia

Records of deaths and births

(1) DEATH (RELATED) - MRS C CUGLEY, Sons and Daughter,
of 74 Vincent-street. Mt Lawley wish to
sincerely THANK all kind friends and
relatives for telegrams, letters, cards.
floral tributes and personal expressions
of sympathy in the sad loss of their
loved husband and father. Will all please
accept this as a personal expression of
sincere gratitude.

The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Wed 28 Jun 1944 Page 1 Family Notices

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/44814075?searchTerm=%2274%20vincent%20street%22&searchLimits=l-state=Western+Australia#

(2) DEATH - CUGLEY. —The Friends of the late Mr. Wil-
liam George Cugley, of 74 Vincent-street,
Mt. Lawley, beloved brother of Addie (Mrs.
Don), May (Mrs. Mathews), Nance (Mrs. Davey),
George, Les, Frank (Kalgoorlie) and Bert
(Perth) are respectfully informed that his re-
mains will be interred in the Anglican Ceme-
tery, Karrakatta, THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON,
at 3.5 o'clock. The Funeral is appointed to
leave the Private Chapel of Messrs. Promer, Scott
and Co., Ltd., 355-357 Bay-street, Subiaco, after
a short service commencing at 2.30 o'clock.

The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) View title info Mon 17 May 1937 Page 1 Family Notices

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/41304156?searchTerm=%2274%20vincent%20street%22&searchLimits=l-state=Western+Australia#

(3) CUGLEY (Albert John). —In loving
memory of my dear husband, who passed
away June 3, 1944. Inserted by his loving wife.
Always lovingly remembered.

The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tue 3 Jun 1947 Page 1 Family Notices

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/46315858?searchTerm=albert%20cugley&searchLimits=l-state=Western+Australia

(4) CUGLEY (Albert John). —In loving
memory of our dear father, passed away
June 3, 1944. Inserted by his loving
daughter Joy, son-in-law Stewart, grand
son Kevin (U.S.A.).

The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tue 3 Jun 1947 Page 1 Family Notices

(https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/46315858?searchTerm=Leslie%20will%20frank%20bert%20joy%20cugley&searchLimits=l-state=Western+Australia#)

Property associated Records of Military service, including service related wounding/death

(1 - McColl family) CPL. CHAS. M'COLL.
Wounded April 28, 1917. Parents re-side 74 Vincent-street, Perth.

Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) View title info Sun 15 Jul 1917 Page 6 CPL. CHAS. M'COLL.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/57983092?searchTerm=%2274%20vincent%20street%22&searchLimits=l-state=Western+Australia

(2 - McColl Family) Mr. and. Mrs. J. M'Coll, of 74 Vincent-street North Perth, have received
word that their second eldest son, Corporal Chas. F. M'Coll, has been Wounded in France.

The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Sat 5 May 1917 Page 5 Mainly About People

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/81031804?searchTerm=%2274%20vincent%20street%22&searchLimits=l-state=Western+Australia.

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