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Fremantle: 1875

Sir William Robinson GCMG Governor 1875-77.

17 February. Fremantle Benefit Building and Investment Society founded.

Good Endeavour Tent of Rechabites opened.

Arrival of Ernest Giles, the explorer, overland from Adelaide to Perth.

The sailing vessel Spinaway arrives from England under the command of Captain Pringle. She was built to the order of J&W Bateman for the Mauritius and China trade, and Robert Howson, afterwards one of the chief shipwrights of the port, was ship’s carpenter. He was an expert boat-builder and his shipyard on the South Beach was for many years a hive of industry and many coasters and pearling luggers were built there by him.

Garry Gillard | New: 6 August, 2015 | Now: 19 December, 2018