About Fremantle Stuff

This site attempts to draw together information and images to do with the heritage of Fremantle, not only buildings but also people and places generally. I do not claim copyright for any of my own work on this site. There will never be advertising. I would be grateful for any comments or suggestions.

This website started as a walk around the West End. Don Whittington was to lead a tour for Cockburn Council, as it happened, and he asked me to share some thoughts about a walk starting at Pioneer Park and ending at the Moores Building coffee shop. I thought it might be fun to do this as a webpage, and from that a new website just grew like Topsy. And that was over two years and hundreds of webpages ago.

Don did conduct the walk, and I went on it as well, tho it was a rainy day and there were only about ten punters and Don only did about half of what I'd planned. Don was and is a significant member of the Fremantle Society, so his theme that day was the buildings that the Society had been instrumental in saving.

I have found the Fremantle History Centre particularly helpful. The Heritage Council site has also been useful, and so of course has Wikipedia.

The site uses the complete text of Hitchcock's History of Fremantle. As it was published in 1929, it's out of copyright, so I've been able to quote from it at length, as well as providing the whole thing scanned and corrected by me.

The Workers Club and Fremantle Park are on their own sites but also my work.

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Garry Gillard | New: 21 September, 2015 | Now: 9 February, 2017