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The Fremantle Society

The Fremantle Society was established 6 December 1972, with Les Lauder as foundation president, 'to improve the quality of life in Fremantle while seeking to protect the existing unique built and cultural heritage'.

There is a blog - on a WordPress.com website. There is also a Facebook page, and an email archive (tho Mailchimp only shows material for a limited time).

Newsletters. I have scanned all of the printed snailmail newsletters (unhelpfully called Fremantle) and written an index.

Here are some of the buildings saved through the work of the Fremantle Society.

At the 2015 AGM John Dowson was re-elected President, having held that office 1999-2004. At the 2016 and 2017 AGMs, he continued unopposed as President of the committee.

Aims and Objectives

To give responsible voice on matters affecting the overall character and development of the Fremantle area.
To encourage the improvement of the Fremantle area as a desirable residential and commercial district whilst retaining its unique character.
To encourage the retention and restoration of buildings and settings of historic and aesthetic value.
To encourage the preservation of the natural heritage of the Fremantle area.
To ensure that the new development complements established patterns, is of high architectural and aesthetic standards, and serves the long-term interests of the area.
To foster the development of the area as a major cultural, educational and entertainment centre.

References and Links

Davidson, Ron & Dianne Davidson 2010, Fighting for Fremantle: The Fremantle Society Story, Fremantle Society.

Fremantle Society constitution
Facebook page
Email archive
Don's Tram Tour 2016
Wikipedia page


Garry Gillard | New: 2 December, 2014 | Now: 14 November, 2018