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Fremantle: 1895

Lieutenant Colonel Sir Gerard Smith KCMG Governor 1895-1901.

Increase in the building trade of the port and town so rapid as to create a shortage of bricks. To relieve the situation a shipload of bricks for use at Fremantle brought from Melbourne.

Establishment of Fremantle Hospital. In the West Australian Year Book for 1895 it is recorded that 'the Fremantle Casualty Ward had been changed into a hospital'.

March. Commencement of the work of converting the Barracks Field into the present Oval.

The privately-owned Midland Railway, which was opened in sections, completed to Geraldton.

16 February. The Orient mail steamer Orizaba wrecked on a reef on the western side of Garden Island.

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