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fremantle heritage festival 24 may - 3 june

www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/festivals

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2013


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Welcome to the 2013 Fremantle Heritage Festival, as we once again take time to reflect on and celebrate Fremantle’s unique history and heritage. This year’s festival will investigate local history through events, tours, workshops and conservation heritage awards. It will help people connect to the past, but is also an important reminder that looking to the future and adapting to change has been a vital component of Fremantle thriving for the better part of two centuries. Looking to the future is something we are currently doing here at the City of Fremantle and it’s fair to say we’re on the cusp of another important transformation in Fremantle’s evolution. One that will enable us to adapt to the pressures of increasing population, climate change and changing demographics. I’m confident that new initiatives, such as the $220m Kings Square Project, will help us adapt to these changes and the fruits of these projects will become the heritage of the future. The City has also recently launched an innovative community visioning process, the ‘Fremantle 2029 Community Visioning Project’, which I invite everyone to be a part of as we look to define the next stage in Fremantle’s development.

Looking at this year’s festival program, I’m pleased to say that we still have the ever popular events that you all know and love, including the WA Pioneers Day Lunch which is now in its 84th year. We also have some exciting new events including the launch of the Fremantle Society’s FREOPEDIA Project, which will QR code some of Fremantle’s most important landmarks to create a virtual tour of the city through your Smartphone. I’m also very pleased to be hosting ‘Heritage on Bikes’ where you can follow me as we take a tour of the city’s heritage on our bikes! The heritage awards this year are being held at the Italian club. A fitting place given the significant role that Italian migrants have played in the culture and overall success of Fremantle. So many cultures and so much history has resulted in Fremantle being the place it is today. Have some fun and help celebrate this by attending one or more of the events in this program. I look forward to seeing you in Fremantle.

Dr Brad Pettitt

Fremantle Mayor


RE OUR CULTU

From its establishment in 1829, Fremantle has been home to people of vastly different

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cultures. Traditional owners Whadjuk, the river people, were confronted with Stirling’s british gentlefolk, who among them brought a Jewish connection to the colony. Soon after, the Italians and Chinese added to the wave of multiculturalism. Travel back to where it all began and be enlightened by the knowledge of 4

how european navigators really related to the Nyoongar people. Explore Freo’s Jewish past and tour heritage sites of the Walyalup region.

Guided Coach Tour to Aboriginal Heritage Sites Enjoy a guided tour to Aboriginal heritage sites across the Walyalup/Beeliar region in Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville with Nyoongar guides. Lunch and morning tea provided. This free Reconciliation Week and Fremantle Heritage Festival event is sponsored by the City of Fremantle, City of Cockburn and City of Melville. DATE

9.15am pick up - 3.00pm approx, Saturday 18 May

WHERE

Outdoor sites

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

(08) 9432 9999


Aboriginal Land Council Pop-up Shop Providing information about Noongar history, culture, language and Noongar self-determination. Presented by: South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council 10.30am - 4pm, Monday 27 May Sunday 2 June

WHERE

East Room off Kings Square, 8 William Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

N/A

Here From The Beginning:

A Walk Through Old Fremantle’s Jewish Past Fremantle’s Jewish connection goes right back to the very beginning of the Swan Colony. In this walk around the historic West End, we will explore the lives of people who made important contributions to the development of the Fremantle we know (and love). While the people are gone, buildings remain as a constant and sometimes surprising connection to our pioneering past. Join us to find out more! DATE

10 - 12:30pm, Sunday 26 May

WHERE

Starting from Moore’s Building 46 Henry Street

PRICE

Gold Coin Donation

BOOKING ENQUIRY

Bookings are not required. Enquiries to simchafreo6160@gmail.com or 9336 6639

STRANGERS: Coming onto the Shore

Professor Len Collard talks about: Aboriginal Landscapes nidja Nyungar Boodjar: STRANGERS coming onto the shore. Looking for the residents of terra australis: the importance of nyungar in early European coastal exploration or winja barl? Even before European coastal occupation of southwest Australia, there were contradictions at the heart of the colonial enterprise. On the one hand many of those who navigated the Western Australian coast possessed openly hostile attitudes towards the indigenous inhabitants. However this did not mean Nyungar were always peripheral or invisible in the minds of European coastal navigators. As their diaries, journals, ships logs and other historical documents demonstrate European mariners and scientists had a deep yearning and need for contact with Nyungar. Presented by Fremantle Society. DATE

11am, Sunday 26 May

WHERE

Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

N/A

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Bocce per Tutti

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Bocce’s ancestry lies in the ancient games played throughout the Roman Empire. Developed into its present form in Italy, it is played around Europe and overseas where Italian migrants dominate. Very popular amongst the Italian community in Perth, this game of ‘bowls’ is gaining more popularity with the wider community. The Italian Club invites you to register a team of 4 to play a game. Gather friends or family for a free fun day out.

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WA Day Pioneer Luncheon The WA Day (Foundation Day) Pioneers Lunch is held annually to commemorate the foundation of our state and acknowledge Fremantle’s pioneers. It is open to people aged 60 and over who have lived in the City of Fremantle area for 50 years or more. To apply to attend the lunch or for further information please contact events management. DATE

11.30am - 2.30pm, Friday 31 May

WHERE

Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William Street

PRICE

Free by application only

BOOKING ENQUIRY

www.fremantle.wa.gov.au or marielf@fremantle.wa.gov.au

DATE

9am, Sunday 2 June

WHERE

Italian Club, 65 Marine Tce

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/bocce Ph. 9432 9999


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While Fremantle’s historic buildings are a constant reminder of the past, the stories of

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its people are easily lost in time. However, nothing has had more of an impact on the Freo of today than its former residents. Discover the father of the Australian novel, Joseph Furphy (AKA Tom Collins) or the plight of colonial women such as Bridget Taafe, who’s story has only recently been uncovered. While you’re 8

out, gear up to ride in the motorcycle tracks of Arthur Grady and learn the truth about C.Y. O’Connor. Did he really commit suicide?

Notable Convicts In the early 1870s, Fremantle was almost a convict settlement if visiting English novelist Anthony Trollope is to be believed. Scores of ticket-of-leave men were working in the town, filling its boarding houses and carousing in its inns and shanties. The little we know about them depends largely on Fremantle’s first historian, Joseph Hitchcock, who put together a number of biographical sketches of what he called ‘notable convicts’. Who were they? Presented by Fremantle History Society. DATE

4 – 5pm, Friday 31 May

WHERE

Round House, Captains Lane

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

9430 6096 or fhs.org.au


A look at both a personal and family connection to the community of Fremantle’s social, work, cultural and spiritual fabric, through photographs, story and documents. DATE

10am - 5pm, Friday 24 May – Sunday 2 June (closed Mon & Tues)

WHERE

Barracuda Studio Gallery, 56 Pakenham Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

www.facebook.com/Barracuda.Studio. Gallery

Docklands An overview of our old harbours South and Long Jetty and the stories regarding Thomas Booler, Captain James Harding and many more. This is a must for those with an inquisitive mind. DATE

10.30am - 12.30pm, Sunday 26 May

WHERE

Round House, Captains Lane

PRICE

Gold coin donation

BOOKING ENQUIRY

9337 6525

Shadow Puppets: Ned Kelly and Arjuna

Shadows are where we keep our heroes, so how do we come to understand the heroes of another culture? Music helps - we’ll have gamelan and bush band, and some audience participation.

Life on the Rocks Simon Meath Richard Goldsmith Meares arrived in the Swan River colony in 1829 with Thomas Peel. Like Peel, the Meares family sought prosperity from a plot of land on the windswept coast of Cockburn Sound. But also like Peel, they failed catastrophically. Based on new archaeological excavations of the Meares’ land, this paper explores how they tried to adapt to their new environment and why, ultimately, they walked away. DATE

10:30 – 11:30am Friday 24 May

WHERE

University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Hotel – cnr Cliff and High Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au 9433 0569

DATE

8pm, Sunday 26 May, Tuesday 28 May & Wednesday 29 May

WHERE

Victoria Hall

PRICE

$10-15, family $20

BOOKING ENQUIRY

Mike ph 6191 0477

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Discovering Family Foundations, Story and Community in Fremantle

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Debunking the Myth: CY O’Connor

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Did you grow up believing CY O’Connor killed himself because his pipeline failed? The National Trusts’ engaging Golden Pipeline expert Diana Frylinck will discuss the myth associated with the death of the engineering genius and some of the theories surrounding it.

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DATE

10.30am, Monday 27 May

WHERE

City of Fremantle Local History Library - 8 William Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

9432 9739

Convicts and Cannibalism Dr Simon Stevens In 1859, five convicts escaped Fremantle Prison, stole a boat and proceeded to flee northward along the coast. The Water Police followed in pursuit, but to no avail. The men landed north of Champion Bay and headed inland, and it was there that the police lost track of them. After some days, four of the five convicts surrendered having undergone a harrowing ordeal trying to survive in the bush. The fifth man was dead. Many years later a legend grew that the men became so desperate that they ate one of their own in order to survive. But what is the truth about this gruesome tale of convict cannibalism? DATE

10:30-11.30am, Tuesday 28 May

WHERE

University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Hotel – cnr Cliff and High Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au 9433 0569

Furphy on Fremantle Australian author Joseph Furphy lived & worked in Fremantle from 1905 until 1912. He described the town vividly to his mother in letters. The talk will draw from these letters. Furphy’s sons owned the Furphy Foundry in Grey St., Fremantle. In conjunction with the talk, running through the Festival period, will be a display of items & books relating to Joseph Furphy (Tom Collins). Presented by Fellowship of Australian Writers WA. DATE

10.30 - 11.30am, Wednesday 29 May

WHERE

City of Fremantle Local History Library - 8 William Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

9384 4771 or www.fawwa.org.au


Maude: Finding Home in Colonial Western Australia Dr Jane Davis In March 1897 Maude Wordsworth James alighted from the train having reached Kalgoorlie. She had left her home in Tasmania and travelled to the Western Australian goldfields to join her husband who had secured work there a year earlier. She didn’t much like what she saw, complaining that ‘I daresay I shall live the feeling down, but to me, Kalgoorlie is the most depressing place I was ever in.’ Ten years later, however, Maude concluded a poem about Mullingar, the locality of Kalgoorlie where she lived, with the following line: ‘And glad I am that I still dwell in

my dear Mullingar.’ In this presentation Jane will consider how colonists of the nineteenth century ‘found home’ in Western Australia. DATE

10:30 -11:30am, Thursday 30 May

WHERE

University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Hotel – cnr Cliff and High Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au 9433 0569

The Good, Bad and Mad Women of Fremantle, 1850 - 1880 Associate Professor Deborah Gare The careful observance of good behavior in colonial Fremantle, by men and women, was an instrument used to set good society apart from what might have been considered ‘savage’. A ruthless code of etiquette regulated expectations of women in all aspects of the colonial world: on the street, in private company, in education and, most importantly, in their home. Fremantle’s middle class women rose magnificently to the challenge of abiding by such etiquette codes, despite the extra burden this added to life on an isolated frontier of Britain’s empire. A rare woman, like Mary

Higham, might succeed despite living beyond the rules established for respectable women. But there were many who fell short of the rigid expectations of colonial women in Western Australia, and it was to the institutions of Fremantle the asylum, the courts and the prison that they were swept. Bridget Taafe, Anne Tippett and Mary Kelly were just a few. In fact, so many troubled women were flung into the town’s institutions that Fremantle might be considered the home of Western Australia’s abandoned women. The experiences of such women now point to the disconnection between expectations of colonial women and the reality of their existence; their forced separation from ‘respectable’ society; and the failure indeed, the complicity of the state in their disempowerment. DATE

10:30 – 11:30am, Sunday 2 June

WHERE

University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Hotel – cnr Cliff and High Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au 9433 0569

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Divorcing Bridget Taafe:

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Vintage Prams

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English and Australian Vintage and Victorian Prams through the ages. Some are in original condition and others have been restored lovingly to their former glory. We would love to see any pram photos from your past so bring them with you.

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DATE

10am - 4pm, Saturday 1 June

WHERE

High Street Mall

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

Glenda 0435 088 520


Arthur Grady Motorcycle Ride his epic journey as well as photos and extracts from his diary. All bikes welcome. DATE

11am – 2pm Saturday 1 June

WHERE

Kings Square, 8 William Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

Alex 0405 307 126

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In 1924 Fremantle bicycle maker Arthur Grady became the first person to ride a motorcycle around Australia. Setting off from Fremantle Town Hall and returning five and a half months later to a rousing reception and a place in the record books. To celebrate, The City of Fremantle and the Vintage Motorcycle Club will host a huge display of motorcycles from all eras, including a replica of the bike Arthur rode on

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Mad Tatters Morris Dancers The “Mad Tatters Morris” dancers are women & men who perform traditional & vigorous dances from English villages along the Welsh border. The original idea was to scare away the marauding Welsh! We perform at community events in colourful “tatter coats”. We dance with sticks, bells & hankies accompanied by musicians playing melodeons, whistle & drum. DATE

1pm, Saturday 1 June

WHERE

Kings Square, 8 William Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

www.madtattersmorris.myclub.org.au madtattersmorris@iinet.net.au 9279 8778


The Colony That Nearly Failed

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We are going back to when our colony began. The guides will tell you the stories of the misery and hardships of those first colonists. You will be fascinated by their stories. DATE

10:30am – 12:30pm, Monday 3 June

WHERE

Round House Captains lane

PRICE

Gold coin donation

BOOKING ENQUIRY

9337 6525

Like the world heritage listed Fremantle Prison, our historic buildings hide a treasure trove of

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stories behind their impressive facades. Take a walk through the West End and you’ll find a club for Buffalos, the oldest community school in the state and a romanesque stone building with medieval motifs. The latter was a former nightclub and home to the Imperial German Consul, thankfully not at the same time. Learn 14

how Fremantle’s landmarks have changed and how some have stayed remarkably the same.

Mad About You: 40 Years of Fremantle Arts Centre Mad About You: 40 Years of Fremantle Arts Centre is an opportunity for the devoted community of arts lovers, artists, students, kids and performers that have made FAC a hub for creativity over four decades to come together to both celebrate and reflect. The exhibition is a collection of artworks, objects, stories, video, audio and reflections that were collected from the public after a callout for material that features Fremantle Arts Centre. DATE

Saturday 13 April – Sunday 2 June

WHERE

Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street

PRICE

Free

ENQUIRY

Submit material to Mad About You at www.fac.org.au/blog


Discover the West End with the University of Notre Dame Australia Take a walking tour through The University of Notre Dame Australia and hear the story of the founding of Australia’s only town university. Get a first hand look at the restoration undertaken in these historic buildings and be inspired.

DATE

12 noon each day, Friday 24 May – Sunday 2 June

WHERE

The University of Notre Dame Australia,19 Mouat Street, Fremantle

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au 9433 0569

‘Walking the West End:’ Exhibition Launch and Special Guided Tour, Dr Shane Burke Ever wondered what was behind the grand facade which now edges the Cliff Street carpark? Or beneath the playground of Lance Holt School? Maybe you’ve always wanted to know the hidden secrets of Cleo’s Hotel? This Exhibition presents remarkable historical and archaeological evidence that unearths the vibrant stories of the West End’s most significant treasures. Please join us for the launch of this new Exhibition and accompany its creators on a unique walking tour of the town you think you know.

DATE

11:30pm – 1:00pm, Monday 27 May

WHERE

University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Hotel – cnr Cliff and High Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au 9433 0569

‘The Fremantle Frontier,’ Assoc Prof Deborah Gare The story of Fremantle begins in two places: in this country called Walyalup, which was home to Wadjuk Noongar people; and in London, where the British imagined a new frontier of their empire on the isolated coast of New Holland. These two worlds collided in 1829 when Stirling’s first British migrants arrived at the place he called Fremantle. In the years which followed the town’s history was filled with rich stories of war and peace, love and loss, and boom and bust. Join some of Notre Dame’s leading historical scholars

as they walk the streets of the West End, bringing to life the extraordinary moments, stories and places which filled our town from 1829 to 1900. DATE

10:30am – 12:30pm, Monday 3 June

WHERE

University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Hotel – cnr Cliff and High Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au 9433 0569

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Campus Tours

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event calendar

fri 24 may

sat 25 may

sun 26 may

mon 27 may

tue 28 may

West End Walking Tours 12 noon each day page 15

Walk in the Shoes of Convicts 10am & 11:30am page 18

Here From the Beginning 10am page 5

Debunking the Myth: CY O’Connor 10:30am page 10

Discover the Hidden Treasures at Your Local History Collection 10am page 30

Sights and Sounds o South Fremantle Po Station 2pm page 31

The Free Antiques Campaign page 18

Amazing Place Race 1pm page 19

George St Precinct 2pm page 19

West End Exhibition Launch 11:30am page 15

Researching Your House History noon page 20

Fortress Fremant 10:30am page 21

A City of Passion page 27

Dorkestra: Live in Concert 3pm page 28

A Day in the Life of Freo page 30

Aboriginal Land Council Pop Up Shop page 5

Convicts and Cannibalism 10:30am page 10

Furphy on Freman 10:30am page 10

Old Time Sing-along 7pm page 27

Bernard Carney’s Beatles Sing-along 8pm page 28

Docklands 10:30am page 9

Mad About You page 14

Behind the Scenes 2pm page 20

The Bridal Train: Fremantle’s Transnational Love A 10:30am page 30

Life on the Rocks 10:30am page 9

Discovering Family Foundations page 9

STRANGERS Coming Onto the Shore 11am page 5

West End Walking Tours 12 noon each day page 15

Shadow Puppets: Ned Kelly and Arjuna 8pm page 9

Shadow Puppets: N Kelly and Arjuna 8 page 9

Fremantle Urban Adventure 10am page 28

Mad About You page 14

Vintage Vixens & Vamps Fair VI noon page 29

The Free Antiques Campaign page 18

Mad About You page 14

Discovering Fami Foundations page 9

Discovering Family Foundations page 9

On Golden Pond page 26

FREOPEDIA Project 4:30pm page 19

A City of Passion page 27

West End Walking Tours 12 noon each day page 15

Mad About You page 14

Mad About You page 14

Fremantle Eisteddfod page 26

Shadow Puppets: Ned Kelly and Arjuna 8pm page 9

Fremantle Urban Adventure 10am page 28

The Free Antiques Campaign page 18

West End Walking Tours 12 noon each da page 15

On Golden Pond page 26

West End Walking Tours 12 noon each day page 15

Heritage on Bikes 2pm page 29

A City of Passion page 27

The Free Antique Campaign page 18

Fremantle Eisteddfod page 26

The Free Antiques Campaign page 18

Prisoners of Japan 10:30am page 29

Fremantle Urban Adventure 10am page 28

A City of Passion page 27

A City of Passion page 27

Discovering Family Foundations page 9

Aboriginal Land Council Pop Up Shop page 5

Fremantle Urban Adventure 10am page 28

Fremantle Urban Adventure 10am page 28

Mad About You page 14

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The Free Antiques Campaign page 18 A City of Passion page 27 Fremantle Urban Adventure 10am page 28 West End Walking Tours 12 noon each day page 15

event calender our culture p 4-6 our people p 8-13 our places p 14-25 our stories p 26-31

wed 29 may

Aboriginal Land Cou Pop Up Shop page 5


thu 30 may

fri 31 may

sat 01 june

sun 02 june

mon 03 june

Heritage Festival Afternoon Tea Dance 1pm page 30

WA Day Pioneer Luncheon 11:30am page 6

Heritage Festival Planting Day 9am page 24

Bocce per Tutti 9am page 6

The Colony That Nearly Failed 10:30am page 14

ortress Fremantle 10:30am page 21

Fremantle Prison Conservation Walk 3pm page 21

Notable Convicts 4pm page 8

Court House Tour Starts 10:30am page 24

Fremantle Prison: Art Tour 10am page 25

The Fremantle Frontier 10:30am page 15

urphy on Fremantle 10:30am page 10

Maude: Finding Home in Colonial 10:30am page 11

Club Crawl 5pm page 22

Vintage Prams 10am page 12

Divorcing Bridget Taafe 10:30am page 11

The Free Antiques Campaign page 18

The Bridal Train: Fremantle’s nsnational Love Affair 10:30am page 30

Behind the Scenes 2pm page 20

The Sustainables 7pm page 22

Mad Tatters Morris Dancers 1pm page 13

Queen Elizabeth II 5pm page 31

Fremantle Urban Adventure 10am page 28

adow Puppets: Ned lly and Arjuna 8pm page 9

Time Honoured Tales 11am page 29

Time Detectives 10:30am page 23

Arthur Grady Motorbike Ride 11am page 13

Labour History in Fremantle 11:30am page 31

Discovering Family Foundations page 9

Discovering Family Foundations page 9

The Black String Puppet Theatre 5pm page 31

Lunatics and Art 11am page 23

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle 3pm page 19

Mad About You page 14

Mad About You page 14

Arts Hustle 6pm page 30

Burials in Fremantle Cemetery Since European Settlement 3pm page 24

The Black String Puppet Theatre 11am & 2pm page 31

West End Walking Tours 12 noon each day page 15

West End Walking Tours 12 noon each day page 15

Discovering Family Foundations page 9

Time Honoured Tales 11am page 29

Aboriginal Land Council Pop Up Shop page 5

The Free Antiques Campaign page 18

The Free Antiques Campaign page 18

Mad About You page 14

The Black String Puppet Theatre 11am & 2pm page 31

Discovering Family Foundations page 9

A City of Passion page 27

A City of Passion page 27

West End Walking Tours 12 noon each day page 15

Discovering Family Foundations page 9

Mad About You page 14

Fremantle Urban Adventure 10am page 28

Fremantle Urban Adventure 10am page 28

The Free Antiques Campaign page 18

Mad About You page 14

West End Walking Tours 12 noon each day page 15

Aboriginal Land Council Pop Up Shop page 5

A City of Passion page 27

ts and Sounds of the uth Fremantle Power Station 2pm page 31

original Land Council Pop Up Shop page 5

event calendar

wed 29 may

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The Free Antiques Campaign page 18

Fremantle Urban Adventure 10am page 28

West End Walking Tours 12 noon each day page 15 The Free Antiques Campaign page 18

Aboriginal Land Council Pop Up Shop page 5

A City of Passion page 27

Fremantle Urban Adventure 10am page 28

Fremantle Urban Adventure 10am page 28 Aboriginal Land Council Pop Up Shop page 5

A City of Passion page 27


The Free Antiques Campaign The Free Antiques Campaign, premiered at the Moores Building in December 2012, was an exhibition by local artist Ross Potter featuring the world-renowned built heritage of the Fremantle area. Potter’s exquisite freehand drawings capture the slowly evolving, almost mobile, character of his subjects. This re-exhibition of selected works, as part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival, celebrates both the history of Fremantle and the often unappreciated beauty of its many decaying buildings.

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Exhibition Opening: 5pm, Friday 24 May

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DATE

Friday 24 May – Monday 3 June

WHERE

Promenade Lounge Bar, The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, Cnr Marine Tce & Essex St

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

www.flutterby.net.au

Walk in the Shoes of Convicts Enjoy the rich folklore and stories of our port city’s convict history as one of Fremantle Prison’s experienced Tour Guides takes you for a walk in the shoes of the convicts. Envisage the experience of embarking at South Jetty, Bathers Bay in 1850, to arriving at the Convict Establishment to serve your time. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.

DATE

10am & 11.30am, Saturday 25 June

WHERE

Bather’s Beach to Fremantle Prison

PRICE

Free - registration required

BOOKING ENQUIRY

Ph 9336 9205 or www.fremantleprison. com.au


Amazing Place Race

FREOPEDIA Project

Family fun for all discovering the hidden treasures of Fremantle. Bring a camera or phone camera and walk or ride around Freo for approximately two hours. Ends with a sausage sizzle and winners announcement. Presented by Fremantle Society.

Launch by Mayor Brad Pettitt of the Society’s FREOPEDIA project, QR coding all significant buildings and sites of the city to create a virtual smartphone heritage tour guide. Presented by Fremantle Society. DATE

4.30pm, Sunday 26 May

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1pm, Saturday 25 May

WHERE

Moores Building, 46 Henry Street

WHERE

Starts from J Shed at Bathers Beach

PRICE

Free

PRICE

Free - registration required N/A

BOOKING ENQUIRY

N/A

BOOKING ENQUIRY

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

DATE

3-5pm, Sunday 2 June (talk starts 3:30pm)

WHERE

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, Cnr Marine Tce & Essex St

PRICE

$31.95pp (min two persons per reservation)

BOOKING ENQUIRY

dining_esplanadefremantle@rydges.com 9432 4802

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High tea with a talk by Ryan Zaknich about the evolution of the Hotel and how it fits into the history of Fremantle.

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George St Precinct Stuart Wearne knows the George St precinct like the back of his hand. Join him as he shares his knowledge, enthusiasm and insights into this very historic precinct which continues to play a central role in the life of East Fremantle. Presented by Fremantle History Society. DATE

2pm – 3:30pm, Sunday 26 May

WHERE

George St Precinct. Meet the Royal George Hotel, cnr Duke and George Sts, East Fremantle

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

9430 6096 or www.fhs.org.au


Researching Your House History

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Kristy Bizzaca, a renowned historical researcher, will conduct a workshop explaining the process of how you go about researching your house and its history. Kristy will show you how to use rate books dating back to 1880 to find out when the house was built and who lived and owned the property at any given date. Come along and learn about this fascinating process and watch as your house slowly reveals its secrets. DATE

Noon - 1.00 pm, Tuesday 28 May

WHERE

City of Fremantle local history library, 8 William Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

(08) 9432 9739

Behind the Scenes Presented by WA Museum’s Department of Materials Conservation and Department of Maritime Archaeology. Ever wondered how the WA Museum discovers and preserves Western Australia’s most precious objects? Our professional maritime archaeologists and conservators will show you the laboratories, equipment and processes they use to find and preserve historic and archaeological artefacts before they are displayed in the Museum. Join us to celebrate Fremantle Heritage Festival 2013 with a special introduction to the maritime archaeology and conservation work that the Museum continues in Fremantle. DATE

2pm, Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 May

WHERE

Western Australian Museum – Shipwreck Galleries Cliff Street, Fremantle

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

No bookings required. Meet in foyer 10 minutes prior to start time.

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Curator with shipwreck pots Image copyright: courtesy WA Museum


Fortress Fremantle

DATE

10.30am - 12.30pm, Wednesday 29 May

WHERE

Round house, Captains Lane

PRICE

Gold coin donation

BOOKING ENQUIRY

9337 6525 numbers are limited

Sights and Sounds of the South Fremantle Power Station Listen to the voice of worker’s from the power station and view historical and contemporary images of the building. A brief outline of the building’s history will also be presented. Presented by Fremantle History Society. DATE

2- 3pm, Wednesday 29 May

WHERE

City of Fremantle local history library, 8 William Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

9432 9739

Fremantle Prison Conservation Walk How do you make a heritage building last forever? Historically significant buildings like Fremantle Prison need constant protection to ensure their heritage values survive for future generations. Join Fremantle Prison’s Heritage Conservation Manager on a walk through the Prison as he discusses the varying conservation practices used by the Prison. DATE

3 - 4.30pm, Thursday 30 May

WHERE

Fremantle Prison, 1 The Terrace

PRICE

Free - Registration Required *Spaces limited*

BOOKING ENQUIRY

Ph: 9336 9205 or www.fremantleprison.com.au

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Travel back to 1900, when the City was involved in wartime experiences back in 1900 at Arthur Head. Stories include tales of the little dutch shell tanker Ondina, who sank a Japanese raider twice her size. Also, hear tales of war hero Lieut General Sir Joseph Talbot-Hobbs.

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The Sustainables at the Freo Workers Club

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Club Crawl

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The now traditional Heritage Festival Club Crawl with Fremantle historian, Ron Davidson and Workers Club President, Don Whittington. Find out about the history of the Navy Club, Buffalo Club and Fremantle Workers Social & Leisure Club. Buy your own drinks and support our local clubs. The Crawl ends at the Workers Club with nibbles and music Stay on for a meal at the Billy Clare Club Cafe and enjoy the live music. Presented by Fremantle Society and Fremantle History Society. DATE

5pm, Friday 31 May

WHERE

The Navy Club.Corner High Street and Henry Street

PRICE

Gold coin donation to cover snacks

BOOKING ENQUIRY

freoworkers@bigpond.com or 93351840, www.freoworkers.net

Enjoy live music from Gary Burke (Economics), John Reed (Geology), Peter Grayling (Botany) and Rachel Armstong (Culture). These sustainabilityoriented musicians have been playing and working in Fremantle on various heritage and cultural projects for many years. A pot pourri of traditional, original and popular songs will get your feet tapping. You might even be moved to contribute some dulcet tones to the general vibe. Book a table to enjoy a meal from the Billy Clare Club Cafe from 5.30pm. DATE

7– 9pm ,Friday 31 May

WHERE

Fremantle Workers’ Club, 9 Henry St

PRICE

$5 Members. $10 Guests in advance or $15 at the door

BOOKING ENQUIRY

freoworkers@bigpond.com or 9335 1840, www.freoworkers.net


Time Detectives: Bringing History and Archaeology Together at Peel Town (Clarence) Dr Shane Burke

Thomas Peel was one of Western Australia’s most controversial British colonists. Arriving in 1829 he famously missed his opportunity to seize land in Applecross and was, instead, sent 9 miles south of Fremantle. In the months that followed he led a doomed British settlement to catastrophe. Recent archaeological research undertaken at Peel’s Town (then known as Clarence) has unearthed a massive collection of material culture associated with the early Swan River colony. As a result our knowledge of early

British life in Western Australia has been repainted. Shane Burke will discuss the discovery, analysis and interpretation of archaeological and historical evidence gathered at Peel’s controversial site. DATE

10:30 - 11:30am, Friday 31 May

WHERE

University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Hotel - cnr Cliff and High Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au 9433 0569

DATE

11am - 12.30pm, Saturday 1 June

WHERE

Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

9335 6091 or http://artscentre.freospace.com.au/

Following the success of this event in 2010 and 2011, John Dowson and Rob Campbell return to enthral listeners with stories and insights into the life and history of Fremantle’s old lunatic asylum which is now the Fremantle Arts Centre.

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Lunatics and Art

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Heritage Festival Planting Day This event will be hosted by the City of Fremantle and Conservation Volunteers at Sir Fredrick Samson Park. Planting of Native vegetation tubestock will be underetaken. Meet at the notice board of Sellenger ave. Tools and gloves supplied. Be prepared for inclement weather by bringing a raincoat.

DATE

9am -Noon, Saturday 1 June

WHERE

Samson Park , Sellenger Ave

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

www.fremantle.wa.gov.au

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Burials in Fremantle Cemetery Since European Settlement

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Join Metropolitan Cemeteries Board member and Fremantle identity Don Whittington, on a guided tour of Fremantle Cemetery focusing on the history of burials in Fremantle since European settlement. Showcasing fascinating examples of 19th century gravestones, the grandeur of early 20th century monuments and many tales Registration is essential for this not to be missed event.

DATE

3-4pm, Saturday 1 June

WHERE

Fremantle Cemetery, Carrington Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

Sharon on 9383 5254 by Thursday 30 May or www.mcb.wa.gov.au

DATE

10.30am Saturday 1 June

WHERE

Meet at The Round House, Captains Lane

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

N/A

Court House Tour Shane Burke and Doug Hodgson of Notre Dame University take you on a Heritage Festival court houses tour. Starting at the Round House, tour the court house on Marine Parade, the Henderson Street court house and then to the present court house where the UNDA Dean of Law will talk about how the law has changed since the 1830s. Presented by Fremantle History Society.


Fremantle Prison: Fremantle Prison features a variety of different types of art painted on the internal cell walls, including Aboriginal landscapes, Aboriginal dot paintings, European landscapes, graffiti and tattoo art, as well as convict era art hidden beneath plaster for many decades. Join one of the Prison’s experienced tour guides for this exclusive prison art tour. DATE

10.00am - 11.15am, Sunday 2 June

WHERE

Fremantle Prison, 1 The Terrace

PRICE

$25.00 per adult, $21.00 per concession, $15.00 for children

BOOKING ENQUIRY

leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au 9433 0569

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Art Tour

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On Golden Pond

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Great grandparents and toddlers alike, there’s

DATE

Friday 10 May - Saturday 25 May (Wed, Fri, Sat at 8.30pm. Sun at 2pm)

a story for everyone to relate to at this year’s

WHERE

Port Cineaste Building, 70 Adelaide Street

PRICE

$25.50 Std; $23.50 Conc; $20.50 Student & Child

BOOKING ENQUIRY

www.TAZTix.com.au, ph 9255 3336 or www.harbourtheatre.org.au

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festival. Find out what drew hundreds of

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Harbour Theatre is proud to present On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson and directed by Trevor Dhu. This love story of Ethel and Norman is set at their summer home on Golden Pond. Norman is retired, in poor health and has failing memory, but is still eager for life. Ethel delights in all the small things that have enriched their lives. They are visited by their daughter Chelsea and her fiancé, who leave behind his teenage son. The boy quickly becomes the grandchild the elderly couple have longed for and along the way learn some lessons about teenagers. Another summer on Golden Pond awaits.

Fremantle women to America at the end of world war two and hear the largely unknown story of Japanese prisoner of war Vivien Bullwinkel. If discovering the hardships of working on the wharf makes you feel lazy, grab your bicycle and take a ride through the city with the mayor or dance like you’re watching The Beatles.

The Fremantle Eisteddfod The Fremantle Eisteddfod is a music competition that has been running for 35 years. Performers are attracted to this highly reputed competition from all the Perth metropolitan area. Well-known Perth musicians adjudicate and give prizes to our winners. A highlight of this competition will be the final of the Open Aria/Concerto competition on Friday 24 May starting at 7.15 pm. The choral items adjudicated by the WASO Choir Director, Marilyn Phillips, will begin at 9.30 am on Friday 17 May. Come and see choirs from many of our highly regarded primary and secondary schools. This 10-day music competition will feature pianists, violinist, instrumentalists and singers as young as 5. Come and see the next success story play their instrument or sing for you. DATE

9am – 9pm, Thursday 17 May Saturday 25 May

WHERE

Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William Street

PRICE

$5, kids free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

N/A


Old Time Sing-along

A City of Passion

An audience participation sing-a-long of songs from the 1900s to 1960s led by well-known Fremantle musician, Alan Dawson. You’ll enjoy singing songs that our grandparents would sing to pass the time or to forget their troubles. A fun show that resurrects sing-along songs of the past that are rapidly being forgotten. Come and join in, words will be supplied.

Fremantle is a city many West Australians are passionate about often describing it as having a ‘soft spot’ for our port city.

7pm Friday 24 May

WHERE

Fremantle Workers Club, 9 Henry Street

PRICE

$5 guests $2 members

BOOKING ENQUIRY

freoworkers@bigpond.com, ph 93351840 or www.freoworkers.net

The work exhibited is created specifically for this theme “A City Of Passion”. This is an opportunity for each artist to interpret their passion for Fremantle within the context of their own artistic style ranging from realistic, semi-abstract to abstract. Featuring local artists: Merle Cranwell, Karla Freitag, Carol Hazel, Fiona Jackson, Narelle Manser-Smith, Chris McClelland, Lindy Midalia, Ljubica Ratz, Jennifer Sulaj, Julie Sutherland, Shantelle Vukojevich and more... DATE

Opening 6pm Friday 24 May. 10-4pm, Saturday 25 May – Sunday 2 June

WHERE

Victoria Hall, 179 High Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

www.InteractiveArts.com.au

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Visual Arts is an artform that represents emotions and passions. What better way than to invite local artists to represent their passion for Fremantle; a city proudly steeped in history and heritage.

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Bernard Carney’s Beatles Sing-along

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Celebrate the heritage of the sixties. Bernard Carney presents his very popular Big Baby Booming Beatles sing-along. Come and re-live the music of your youth and sing your heart out. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Full Beatles band with David Hyams, John Reed, Reuben Kooperman and Rob Kay. Enjoy a meal from the Billy Clare Club cafe from 5.30pm but please book a table in advance.

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Fremantle Urban Adventure This historical walking tour winds its way through Fremantle, which is renowned for its well preserved architectural heritage, including convict built colonial era built buildings and one of the most notorious prisons in the British Empire, the World Heritage Listed Fremantle Prison.‘Freo’, once home to whaling stations and mass immigration, is a charming little city which is celebrated for its variety of restaurants and multicultural history. You will hear of astounding Irish prisoners escaping, comical British Bushrangers, its impact as a port during World War II and shameful expulsion of aboriginals to Rottnest Island. Starting at the Fremantle Town Hall, this tour takes a non-traditional route through Freo discovering the factual, irreverent and anecdotal on the way to the vibrant cappuccino strip and the ‘Round House.’ DATE

Every Day at 10am. Booking are essential

WHERE

Tour departs from the Fremantle Visitor information Centre

PRICE BOOKING ENQUIRY

DATE

8pm - 10pm, Saturday 25 May

WHERE

Fremantle Workers’ Club, 9 Henry Street

PRICE

$20/$15 Members in advance or $25 at the door

BOOKING ENQUIRY

freoworkers@bigpond.com or 9335 1840 Tickets: from the Club or Heatseeker: www.heatseeker.oztix.com.au or www.freoworkers.net

Dorkestra - Live In Concert Take four doctors, an architect, three professors (of archaeology, anthropology and women’s studies), a chartered accountant, two engineers and a merchant banker. Arm them with violins, violas and cellos, a conductor and some Bach. Find out what happens next! THE DORKESTRA, live in concert. Cheese and wine for those brave enough to listen... DATE

3-5pm, Saturday 25 May

WHERE

Victoria hall, 179 High Street

$40 per person (use code FreoHeritageFest for a 20% discount)

PRICE

$20 Adults $10 School children

Book online at www.twofeet.com.au, e-mail at info@twofeet.com.au or call on 1800 459 388

BOOKING ENQUIRY

For all booking enquiries email admin@nofcad.org.au or pay cash at the door / www.nofcad.org.au


Proudly brought to you by local Fremantle boutique, She Seldom Blushes, Vintage Vixens & Vamps presents 30 stalls jam-packed with one-of-a-kind finds - vintage and retro clothing, accessories, collectables, vinyl and upcycled craft. If you take the time to browse, you’ll be sure to uncover a treasure. This is more than just a market, but an event spectacular featuring live retro entertainment.

Heritage on Bikes Mayor’s Cycle Tour of the Big Decisions That Changed Fremantle Starting under the Town Hall Clock, Fremantle’s Mayor Brad Pettitt will take you on a journey through the city centre highlighting the big decisions that changed Fremantle or thankfully didn’t. Covering the ages or at least the last 184 years, this is an event for all ages. Just bring your bike, your helmet and any questions you might have as to why Fremantle is the special little city it is today. DATE

2-3.30pm Sunday 26 May

WHERE

Meet at Town Hall Clock, 8 William Street

$3

PRICE

Free

www.facebook.com/vintagevamps 0415 375 820

BOOKING ENQUIRY

Register on 9432 9782

DATE

Noon – 5pm, Sunday 26 May

WHERE

Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William Street

PRICE BOOKING ENQUIRY

Prisoners of Japan 1945 Assoc Prof Deborah Gare

Time Honoured Tales Rediscover some old favourites at a special Heritage Week Storytime for 2-5 year olds. Classic stories, rhymes and songs plus a simple craft activity. DATE

10-11am, Thursday 30 May & 11-noon, Saturday 1 June

WHERE

Fremantle City Library, 8 William Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

N/A

In October 1945 the Hospital ship Manunda limped into port in Fremantle after a two week journey from Singapore. On board were the first returning Prisoners of War to Western Australia, those men and women who had been held as prisoners of Japan. Red Cross vehicles lined the wharf, ready to transport the injured, while tumultuous crowds soon broke through barriers in their enthusiastic welcome. Vivien Bullwinkel, a survivor of the Bangka Island massacre, was one of the few women on board the Manunda that day. She was later awarded an MBE and the Florence Nightingale Medal. Yet the stories of Bullwinkel and her nurses indeed, of most of the prisoners of war is largely unknown in modern Australia. Hank Nelson suggests that the sheer awfulness of their experiences has meant that teachers, politicians and pastors shrink from discussing them each Anzac Day, and have failed to transmit their memory to successive generations. In this moving session we will return to Fremantle in 1945 and consider the choices of history: why did the Bangka Island massacre and other stories of the returning prisoners of war not become ‘favourites’ within Australia’s World War Two narrative? DATE

10:30-11:30am, Sunday 26 May

WHERE

University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Hotel – cnr Cliff & High Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au 9433 0569

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A Day in the Life of Freo

The Bridal Train

Just your average day in Freo, get up, go to school, hang out at the beach or a cafe... plus jugglers, tumbling, aerials, and acrobatics? Daily life with a circus twist! Presented by Sliderz Youth Circus.

Fremantle’s Transnational Love Affair Madison Lloyd-Jones

DATE

3-4pm, Sunday 26 May

WHERE

W.A. Circus School Space in Old Customs House, 8 Phillimore Street

PRICE

$5 Adults/$3 Children

BOOKING ENQUIRY

Tickets at the door. Doors open 30 mins before the show. For other enquiries: www.facebook.com/sliderzyouthcircus, ph 9335 5370 or www.circuswa.com

Discover the Hidden Treasures at Your Local History Collection Presentation by history librarian followed by a walk through our treasure chest of Fremantle and East Fremantle’s history. DATE

10 - 11am, Tuesday 28 May

WHERE

One Stop Shop, Kings Square, 8 William Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

9432 9812

Arts Hustle The Arts Hustle Heritage edition will be an event not to be missed! We will tour the innovative arts venues in the West End as well as explore the debaucherous hidden heritage of High Street. Sex and Art!!.. need we say more. DATE

6 - 9pm, Friday 31 May

WHERE

Various venues in High Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

0421 839 545 or www.facebook.com/ArtsHustle

The Waifs immortalised the story of Fremantle’s war brides in their song ‘The Bridal Train’. ‘All aboard the bridal train’, they sang, ‘It was a farewell crossing of her land’. The song was inspired by the journey of the singers’ grandmother who, in 1945, left Fremantle to join her American husband in the United States. She wasn’t alone. More than 400 Fremantle women left Australia at the war’s end to be reunited with American husbands. Most of the men had been sailors stationed during the war in our town. Madison will discuss the bittersweet stories of Fremantle’s war brides: sometimes sad, sometimes happy, and almost always complicated. DATE

10:30-11:30am, Wednesday 29 May

WHERE

University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Hotel – cnr Cliff & High Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au 9433 0569

Heritage Festival Afternoon Tea Dance Dance the afternoon away with live music in the beautiful town hall. Participants will get free afternoon tea and spot prizes will be given out on the afternoon. DATE

1- 4pm, Thursday 30 May

WHERE

Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

Tickets available at the Customer Service Centre, Fremantle Town Hall Centre. For more information call 9432 9999.


The Black String Puppet Theatre Australia’s only real to life and independent marionette theatre will provide two days of fun and excitement for the whole family. All their puppets are beautifully hand carved in Tasmanian huon pine and look as lifelike as possible, which makes them appeal to all ages.

DATE

5pm Friday 31 May, 11am & 2pm Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June

WHERE

Victoria Hall, 179 High Street

PRICE

$15 Adults, $10 Children tickets at Toyworld Fremantle cnr Queen Victoria and Parry St or on the door

BOOKING ENQUIRY

9335 3396

Queen Elizabeth II Accession to the Throne Celebration service for 60th Anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Photographs, clippings, coins and stamps on display. Memorabilia from the public is invited – contact Brett on 9335 2213 or parish@ang.org.au DATE

5pm, Sunday 2 June

WHERE

St Johns Anglican Church, Kings Square, William Street

PRICE

Free

BOOKING ENQUIRY

N/A

Tram Ride Through Labour History in Fremantle Fremantle has been the centre of left-wing activism since the formation of the Fremantle Lumpers Union in 1889. The ALP ‘tram’ tour begins at the Workers Club and circles through labour history. This includes where Tom Edwards was fatally wounded by a police rifle butt, where John Curtin massively improved conditions on the wharf for waterfront labour, where Cecilia Shelley led the celebrated caterers union strike and other historic traces like the eight-hour-day symbol. The tour starts and ends at the Workers’ Club where you can buy lunch at the Billy Clare Club Cafe and enjoy dancing to ‘Indiana’ from 1.30pm. DATE

11.30am-12.30pm, Sunday 2 June

WHERE

Fremantle Workers Social & Leisure Club, 9 Henry Street

PRICE

$10

BOOKING ENQUIRY

fremantle@walabor.org.au or 9336 7000 or Simone McGurk MLA office in Queensgate centre.

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The performance includes a 5 min. puppet workshop where one of the puppeteers will assemble and demonstrate a marionette puppet. The current production the greatest variety show under the big top will conclude with a performance by a puppet superstar Kylie Minogue. This unique performance incl. puppet workshop makes this whole experience an unforgettable one. Duration: 1hour 10m.

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www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/festivals

Fremantle Heritage Festival  

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