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Fremantle: 1891

CY O'Connor, the designer of the Fremantle harbour, arrives from New Zealand.

9 April. Midland Railway opened as far as Gingin.

Robin Hood Lodge of the Ancient Order of Foresters opened.

The barque Thornliebank (1,405 tons) burnt while at anchor in Owen's Anchorage, having brought a cargo of rails from England; later reconditioned for use as a coal hulk and then scuttled outside Rottnest.

Census taken: eight towns in the colony with a population exceeding 500: Perth, 8,447; Fremantle, 7,077; Albany, 2,665; Geraldton, 1,218; York, 1,199; Newcastle, 742; Guildford, 726, and Bunbury, 572.


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