Fremantle Stuff > Harbour Masters (See also: Port, Pilots.)
Captain Mark John Currie, 1829-1832 >
< Captain Daniel Scott, 1839-1851
Captain James Harding, 1851-1867. Life lost on duty.
Captain George J. Butcher, 1867-1868 (acting)
Lieutenant James Croke, 1868-1874. Croke Street/Lane
Captain George Forsyth, 1874-1886 - also head of the Harbour and Light Department from 1880
Captain Charles R.T. Russell, 1886-1902 >
< Captain Charles James Irvine, 1902-1916
Captain John Francis Morrison, 1917-1921 (acting) >
Captain Harold Stevens Nicholas, 1921-1937
Captain William Raymond Clack, 1937-1940
Captain Willie Kenneth Saunders, 1940-1945
Captain Albert Ernest Trivett, 1945-1953. Captain's Lane
Captain Forrest H.B. Humble, 1953-1965, v. George Humble.
Captain Alexander B. Brackenridge, 1965-1968
Captain John Adams, 1968-1972. 100 years old 15 Mar 2016
Captain Robert S. Campbell, 1972-1976
Captain Michael Coleman, 1976-1986
Captain John Barron, 1986-1988
< Captain Eric J. Atkinson, 1988-2008, longest-serving
Captain Allan J. M. Gray, 2008-present >
Several harbour masters were painters, including George Forsyth, Charles Russell (and E.J. Miller? [Dowson 2011: 27])
Peter Wright, Captain Jack Adams, Captain Robert Campbell, Robert Manford, 1974
Captain Michael Coleman, c. 1968
Captain A.B. Brackenridge, tug Yuna, 1962
Many thanks to Fremantle Ports for the chronology of Harbour Masters above.
Many thanks to Alan Pearce and Fremantle Ports for the photos of five recent and present harbour masters.
Thanks to Portfolio, Fremantle Ports Community Newsletter, March 2016, from which the photos at the bottom of the page were taken.
Dowson, John 2011, Fremantle Port, Chart and Map Shop Fremantle.
Ewers, John K. 1971, The Western Gateway: A History of Fremantle, Fremantle City Council, with UWAP, rev. ed. [1st ed. 1948].
Forsyth, Ron K. & Ian K. 2019, A Hazardous Life, Maritime Heritage Association, launched at Fremantle Ports, 26 March 2019.
Statham-Drew, Pamela 2004, James Stirling and the Birth of the Swan River Colony, Pandorus, Swanbourne.
Garry Gillard | New: 21 June, 2015 | Now: 11 April, 2019