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About Fremantle Stuff

This site attempts to draw together information and images to do with the history and heritage of Fremantle, not only buildings but also people and places generally.
I do not claim copyright for any of my own work on this site.
There will never be advertising.
I would be grateful for any comments or suggestions.
I am neither a web designer, nor a historian, just a hobbyist.
I don't do original research, just draw together the work of others, like Wikipedia.

This website started as a walk around the West End. Don Whittington was to lead a tour for Cockburn Council, and he asked me to share some thoughts about a walk starting at Pioneer Park and ending at the Moores Building coffee shop. I thought it might be fun to do this as a webpage, and from that a new website just grew like Topsy. And that was over three years and hundreds of webpages ago.

Don did conduct the walk, and I went on it as well, tho it was a rainy day and there were only about ten punters and Don only did about half of what I'd planned. Don is a life member of the Fremantle Society, and his theme that day was the buildings that the Society had been instrumental in saving.

I have found the Fremantle Library particularly helpful. The Heritage Council site has also been useful, and so of course has Wikipedia.

The site uses the complete text of Hitchcock's History of Fremantle. As it was published in 1929, it's out of copyright, so I've been able to quote from it at length, as well as providing the whole thing scanned and corrected by me.

I am very grateful to the Hutchison family for permission to include here the whole of the late David Hutchison's fine book, Fremantle Walks.

Garry Gillard | New: 21 September, 2015 | Now: 11 April, 2019