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Fremantle: 1854

South Jetty aka Short Jetty/Old Jetty completed.

Fremantle, for the first time in its history, had a population of over 1,000, the official figures being 1,607.

First postage stamp (black swan) in use.

Fremantle citizens petition Lord John Russell to cause the seat of the government to be removed from Perth to Fremantle: request refused.

Guildford residents agitate without success for the removal of the convict establishment from Fremantle to their town.

Dr GC Attfield arrives: medical officer to the Imperial establishment at Fremantle.


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