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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'.

The official website shows only a blog running There is also a Facebook page, and a Mailchimp email archive (which only shows the most recent twenty posts). On this site I have recovered as many emails as possible since 2016, tho the collection is far from complete. The up-to-date emails are here.

I have scanned all of the printed newsletters, 1973-2016, and written a rudimentary index.

Here are some of the buildings saved through the work of the Fremantle Society, and some of its campaigns, past and present.

At the 2015 AGM John Dowson was re-elected President, having held that office 1999-2004. At the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 AGMs, he continued unopposed as President of the committee.
2020 AGM: Wednesday 2 December, Fremantle Arts Centre, Pavlich Room, 6pm.

References and Links

About the Fremantle Society
Fremantle Society constitution
Fremantle Society Facebook page
Fremantle Society Wikipedia page
The Fremantle Society Photographic Survey, 1970s-early 1980s
Many of the documents generated by and for the Society are on this site.

Buchanan, Riley 2019, 'Hard hats, heritage and hope', in Charlie Fox et al. eds, Radical Perth Militant Fremantle, Interventions, Melbourne: 263-273.

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

[I have scanned the text of the Society's History by the Davidsons, and have been waiting for many months for someone to get the permission of the copyright owner to put it on this site.]

Garry Gillard | New: 2 December, 2014 | Now: 19 November, 2020