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Art Tour at Fremantle Prison

Come along to an Art Tour at Fremantle Prison on Tuesday 28 February at 5pm. Please note that some of the content is quite graphic in nature and includes prisoner graffiti. On the other hand, much of the art is spectacular and executed by prisoners who were very talented artists. The Art Tour provides a fascinating insight into the psychology and emotional wellbeing or otherwise of the prisoners who spent time inside.The tour will go for one hour and will not involve stairs. Matthew, who is a great guide will take us to visit the art murals in the exercise yards, plus talk about the conservation project involving the restoration of the solitary confinement block, plus show you through the Main Cell Block. Please meet at the entrance to the prison.

Photograph courtesy Fremantle History Centre Image No. LH005161

 

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Fremantle History Society Christmas Function 2016

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SYDNEY, NSW. COPY OF A CHARCOAL DRAWING OF TROOPS LEAVING THE FERRY AND BOARDING THE TRANSPORT ILE DE FRANCE BY RAN OFFICIAL ARTIST FRANK NORTON.

Fremantle History Society Christmas Function 2016

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENT

AND ENJOY SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER 

Frank Norton: Painter and Collector

See more details here

 Photograph courtesy Australian War Memorial www.awm.gov.au/collection/007645

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2016 Fremantle Studies Day

 

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The Fremantle History Society invites you to join us

on Sunday 30th October between 1 and 5pm
at THE WA ARMY MUSEUM, Burt Street Fremantle

for four new papers which consider special places and themes in Fremantle’s history, leaving us with important questions to ponder.
Enjoy stimulating papers, good company and our legendary afternoon tea.
Registrations open at 1pm for a 1-30pm start

Price: $20 members, $25 non members

Bookings: secretary.fhs@gmail.com, phone contact 0438 445 141,

WWW: http://www.fhs.org.au FACEBOOK:/fremantlehistorysociety

Please see further information regarding speakers on the flier.

Photograph Courtesy of Fremantle City Library History Centre, Print No. 2834

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Fremantle Studies Day 2015

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Fremantle History Society presents Fremantle Studies Day 2015 on Sunday 25th October 2015.

Four lively presentations exploring aspects of the suburban-city centre relationship from the 19th C till the present in the heritage listed Hilton Hall, 2/34 Paget Street, Hilton.

Our program of events includes our famously delicious Afternoon Tea, served in the hall’s spacious café style foyer.

See the flyer below for further information.

Fremantle Studies Day 2015

 

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Visit to Garden Island

Amazing day on Garden Island with Dr Shane Burke guiding the group around the Captain James Stirling's first settlement in 1829. Thanks to the Stirling Naval Base for allowing access to the island and to Able Seaman Ian Strike for sharing his knowledge of the island and base. Thanks also to Dr Shane Burke for giving us his time and in depth knowledge and to Jennifer Dudley and Jenny Patterson for organising the visit.

Amazing day on Garden Island with Dr Shane Burke guiding the group around the Captain James Stirling’s first settlement in 1829. Thanks to the Stirling Naval Base for allowing access to the island and to Able Seaman Ian Strike for sharing his knowledge of the island and base. Thanks also to Dr Shane Burke for giving us his time and in depth knowledge and to Jennifer Dudley and Jenny Patterson for organising the visit.

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August Pub Lunch

Esplanade Hotel c1907 Photograph courtesy of the Fremantle City Library History Centre

Esplanade Hotel c1907
Photograph courtesy of the Fremantle City Library History Centre

Our next meeting will be our Annual Pub Lunch to be held at the Ball and Chain at the Esplanade Hotel at 12 noon on the 23rd August 2015. Check out the venue at the link below.

http://www.rydges.com/accommodation/perth-wa/esplanade-hotel-fremantle-by-rydges/food-and-drink/ball-chain/

 

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