Capturing the enemy – photo exhibition at Rottnest

Capturing the Enemy is a special heritage exhibition to be held in the Rottnest Island Salt Store from Anzac Day to mid-August.

This year marks the centenary of the commencement of World War One and Rottnest Island Authority is hosting an exhibition of photographs taken on Rottnest Island in 1914 and 1915 when it was an internment camp for enemy aliens. German and Austrian Slav (mainly Croatian) men and boys, held in the internment camp between August 1914 and November 1915 are shown in the familiar landscapes of the Island, along with Australian soldier guards and Aboriginal men, brought to the island as extra labour.

This exhibition runs daily from 25 April – 31 August, at the Salt store 10 – 3pm

Research Scholarship

The Fremantle History Society has much pleasure in announcing a research scholarship to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The scholarship supports the Fremantle History Society’s objectives and in particular encourages new research relating to Fremantle’s history.

The scholarship is open to anyone interested in pursuing the highest level of research and writing and will require the completion of a written work, the format of which can be negotiated but will most likely take the form of a monograph of up to 10,000 words to be published by the Fremantle History Society.

Click below for details and for an application form. Applications close Friday 12 September 2014. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced at Fremantle Studies Day, Sunday 26 October 2014.

Fremantle History Society RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

We look forward to hearing from you.



Annual General Meeting

The Fremantle History Society will hold its Annual General Meeting at Kidogo on Bathers Beach on the 22nd July at 6.30 pm, come along and see what has been happening with the society over the last twelve months and take an opportunity to view this historic building which was built for the storage of dangerous goods in 1884.
There will also be a special announcement.

Fremantle History Society Meetings

In our enthusiasm to get the newsletter out a mistake was made for the date of our April meeting. The date should read Tuesday 22 April rather than 23 April as it says in the newsletter.

Fremantle Railway Station 1924 (Photograph courtesy of Fremantle City Library Local History Collection, Print No. 908)



Don’t forget the first meeting of the year is on Sunday 23 February at 10.30am where we get the chance to view the very significant Mary Ann Friend diary and hear Assoc Prof Deborah Gare tell us a little about the life of this fascinating woman. Meet on the forecourt of the Shipwreck Galleries, Cliff St.

The Commissariat, now the Shipwreck Galleries 1972 (Photograph courtesy of Fremantle City Library Local History Collection, Print No. 795B)