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Fremantle: 1929

Frank Gibson Mayor of the City of Fremantle 1929-1951. Knighted in 1948. >

12 February. Proclamation by the Lt-Governor, Robert Furse McMillan, that Fremantle would become a City on 2 June.

Council decision to erect the Centenary Buildings, immediately behind the Town Hall.

27 May. Last meeting of the Municipal Council, before Fremantle became a City.

3 June. Fremantle proclaimed a City, on the centenary of colonisation. Twenty-nine trees planted in Fremantle Park. A luncheon held in the Town Hall for pioneers to celebrate Fremantle becoming a City, the Governor, Sir William Campion, attending with 300 pioneers.

28 September. Pageants on the Esplanade representing significant moments in Fremantle history.

References and Links

Ewers, John K. 1971, The Western Gateway: A History of Fremantle, Fremantle City Council, with UWAP, rev. ed. [1st ed. 1948].

Garry Gillard | New: 18 August, 2015 | Now: 11 May, 2017