The Fremantle History Society has sent a submission to the Heritage Council of WA regarding the proposed permanent listing of Victoria Quay. The committee consider the site to be of major significance to the history and heritage of Fremantle. A copy of the submission can be accessed at the link below.
The Fremantle History Society recently sent a submission to the City of Fremantle regarding the naming of Kings Square. It provides an historical perspective on the naming of places and how all facets of the history of the place need to be considered.
See the full document at the link below.
The City of Fremantle also has information about the naming at the link below
Be sure not to miss this event, details below
Adaptive reuse in action
13 South Terrace, First Floor, Fremantle
Tuesday 27th April 6.00 pm
The Evan Davies Building was built in 1899 as the Fremantle Literary Institute and was typical of gold boom era buildings. Over the years, the building has housed a number of different uses. Today the upstairs areas are leased and used by Beerpourium: purveyors of craft beers and wood fired tucker.
At our April meeting Jon Strachan and Alan Kelsall will provide an overview of the history of the building and its various uses while we get the chance to enjoy drinks from the bar and sample some of the wood fired fare.
The meeting is proud to be part of the Australian Heritage Festival, the theme of which is ‘Our heritage for the future’. What better way to celebrate this topic than by exploring how heritage buildings can continue to have a place in our community today.
The owner is opening Beerpourium just for us so we will be able to have a good look around the premises and enjoy their wares without the noise and fuss of others. Platters of food from the wood fired ovens will be available. Drinks from the bar.
Cost $10.00 each to cover the platters.
Please RSVP to: email@example.com by Friday 23 April.
On the 1st of July 1919 this photograph was taken of 20-year old nurse Ivy Preddy. She worked at the No. 8 Australian General Hospital in South Terrace during WWI.
Have you ever wondered what happened in Fremantle over the years? The link below takes you to snippets of information about people places and events which occurred in the month of July. Some have images relating to the story.
Thanks to Sabrina Bednarski who compiled the list for each month of the year whilst working at the Fremantle History Centre.
Thanks also to the Fremantle History Centre for the information and photographs.
Photograph courtesy of Fremantle History Centre LH003049
In late April 2020 the state government committed $230m for a replacement for the Fremantle Traffic Bridge built as a temporary structure in 1938. Rail options will also be considered as part of the project.
Read about the drama of the collapse of the second railway bridge in this timely piece by Heather Campbell.
This isn’t the first time Western Australia’s isolation has protected it from the worst of a pandemic. The Bubonic Plague killed millions over a 6 year period at the beginning of the last century but WA remained reasonably unscathed. Fremantle was the main point of infection though. Read more about it in Michelle McKeogh’s fascinating piece.
See at link below, enjoy.
Please join us for the Annual Fremantle Studies Day on Sunday 27th October at the MUA headquarters in North Fremantle. See details at link below.
Studies Day 2