Some 2020 additions
History Soc Newsletter (3 August)
'Early mills of Perth' (28 July)
'Perth street names' (26 July)
'Fremantle street names' (26 July)
Wooden Streets (25 July)
Pinjarra Massacre (24 July)
John & Minnie Irvine (17 July)
Early Days (16 July)
The Coming Colony
Louis de Rougemont
The Mayor's Park (8 July)
Wrensfordley Park (8 July)
Patrick Marmion (6 July)
Bridges (27 June)
Box factory, Arthur Head (25 June)
Gallop House (22 June)
Parlapa Caffé (20 June)
Dellers Cafe (18 June)
Defence housing (18 June)
John Bowra, horologist (15 June)
William Street 1893-1949. (13 June)
Irwin, State and Position of WA. (6 June)
Fremantle Society campaigns
Edwin Summerhayes (20 May)
M. McKeough, Plague (20 May)
Sailing Club(s) (12 May)
Fremantle timeline(s) (10 May)
Thomas Flintoff, dentist (9 May)
Frank Winzar, Harbour Master (8 May)
Burt Street (7 May)
Hitchcock 1919 remembers 1869. 6 May
Fiddler's Cottages (5 May)
Pages for ships arriving 1829 (4 May)
James Croke, harbourmaster (3 May)
Bishop Augustus Short (3 May)
George Leake, other Leakes (3 May)
William Nairn. (3 May)
Robert Habgood. (2 May)
Thomas Bannister. (2 May)
Islands. (30 April)
Paul Lockyer, Keziah, Wm Temple Graham, Shenton Mill.
Abrugiato family, Roma restaurant.
Royal Visit 1966.
'Satan' Browne & Alta Tea Gardens
John Stokes - Crimean War vet, EPF.
Wallace Bickley, John Monger.
Robert Hanlin, Scots Church founder.
Yeldham House, Bardrop House/s.
Fishermen's Co-op & Harbour.
Leigh Straw, historian and author.
Adam Armstrong, Bateman, J.G. Broomhall, John Chipper, J.J. Harwood, Mary Higham, Richard Jones, Thomas Mews, Silas Pearse, Edmund Stirling, Francis Ward, Richard White.
Edmund Stirling, 1894, Brief History WA.
Horace Stirling, 'Recollections of Perth'.
Frederick Bell, WA's first VC.
Powerhouse near Arthur Head.
"We have been told by informed and impressively qualified people from outside Fremantle that our city is unique, that it has a remarkable and intensely valuable character and atmosphere that give it a special sense of place. We readily agree, because we who work and live here already know all these things. Yet we are doing nothing to safeguard it ... no efforts to protect it, and none to positively enhance it. As a result we are sitting back and presiding over the certain destruction of this unique place. And the crudest absurdity is that we are doing it in the name of that great sacred cow - PROGRESS.
Progress is (thought to be) mindlessly, aimlessly good for Fremantle. Learning nothing from the bitter experience of other cities (and previous generations of this one), we plunge blindly along the same path they followed before us and will inexorably reach the same dismal destination, a dehumanised collection of concrete anonymities.
"The basic credo is that dollars make us happy. It is a simple creed which helps make it popular. We don’t have to think, it allows us to welcome with gratitude, from a kneeling position, the proposals of any and every developer who condescends to bestow his favours upon Fremantle. How could we possibly say no? There is a dollar involved. ..." From architect, the late Robin McKellar Campbell (2019), citing Murray Edmonds, Deputy Town Clerk (1973), edited. Photo courtesy of Roel Loopers.
'... slowly becoming the most reliable repository of the history and evolution of Fremantle.' Agnieshka Kiera, heritage architect
'Fremantle Stuff is becoming a very reliable fact-checker and throws up a few unexpected nuggets along the way.' Steve Grant, Fremantle Herald.
'that cool dude that loves Freo!'
The first people, Whadjuk Nyoongar, knew this place as Walyalup, possibly for tens of thousands of years. Stirling called it Fremantle less than two hundred years ago.
Garry Gillard | Email me | New: September, 2014 | Now: 3 August, 2020