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Victoria Quay

See also: David Hutchison's Walk 1: Victoria Quay.

Victoria Quay is the name given to South Wharf of the port in the Swan River at Fremantle during the reign of Queen Victoria - tho the name may be changed back to the original one. It was given that name by the Duchess of Cornwall and York (later Queen Mary) 26 July 1901 when she and the Duke (later King George V) visited.

Cargo sheds A-D are still on the wharf, with E Shed now functioning as a tourist market on the other side of the access road. J Shed has been moved to Arthur Head.

There is an Immigration Building of some heritage importance.

The Passenger Terminal is a large and significant building which is still used by cruise ships despite access to its eastern side being compromised by the area being mainly used for the temporary parking of imported motor vehicles. Architects: Hobbs, Winning and Leighton. Builder: A.T. Brine and Sons. Following World War II, Fremantle was a primary ‘gateway’ for immigrants. A new passenger terminal became necessary to cope with the increased demand and the present building was constructed in 1960-62. It replaced two earlier transit sheds, F and G, which had been built to replace three original sheds, G, H and I.

The Maritime Museum is on the most western extremity of the wharf.

The Fremantle Ports building is very close to the southern wharf, tho it has the nominal street address 1 Cliff St.

References and Links

David Hutchison, Fremantle Walks: Walk 1 - Victoria Quay.

See also: port.

Notes in Fremantle, the newsletter of the Fremantle Society: October 1994 (E Shed), August 1998March 2004August 2007September 2008March 2010October 2014.

Fremantle History Society: 'Victoria Quay Heritage Listing'.

Garry Gillard | New: 13 May, 2016 | Now: 5 May, 2021