An Iconic Landmark in Western Australia

‘Heirloom by Match’ pays homage to the Dalgety Wool Store’s past and cultural heritage significance, and leaves a long-lasting legacy to the community that honours the development of the wool industry in Western Australia from post World War I to the late 20th century.

Beginning in 1922, Dalgety & Co purchased several parcels of land between Queen Victoria and Beach Streets, Fremantle. The engagement of architects Hobbs, Smith & Forbes realised the company’s vision for a large, modern, three storey woolstore strategically situated within road, rail and harbour. The brick and timber building was built by J. Hawkins & Son and in the coming years, additions designed by the original architects were brought to fruition, including the fourth storey showroom in 1944. In the mid-1980s, the wool store was purchased and renovated for use as Fort Knox Storage.

Today, the completed apartment complex remains highly respectful to the building’s past as an outstanding example of a large-scale utilitarian commercial warehouse, and the restoration of the property into industrial-style apartments respects its original design, and has retained some 85% of the building’s original fabric and structures, including the restoration of building materials, machinery and signs that continue to symbolise the building’s past.

Now completely restored, Heirloom by Match remains an iconic landmark building that sits firmly in Fremantle’s history.

Learn more about this proud Building’s past by visiting 90 Stories/90 Years a collection of stories and personal connections that signify each year the Dalgety Wool Store towered over the City of Fremantle.


Open Saturday and Sunday

or by Appointment



0432 660 066


36 Queen Victoria St
Fremantle WA 6160