Historic Fremantle

The City of Fremantle in Western Australia teems with history. Founded by Swan River colonists in 1829, it officially became a city a century later. Indeed, much of the architecture in downtown Fremantle dates from the 19th century. The Esplanade Hotel shown above, for example, was originally used to house convicts while the Fremantle Prison […]

Photo Gallery: The Fremantle Markets and the Waterfront

The photo above shows the harbor as seen from the outdoor patio at Kailis’ Fish Market Café. Below are some more photos from the waterfront and the Fremantle Markets. One of the craft breweries along Mews Road. The path between the two buildings leads to the boardwalk along the harbor. Inside the craft brewery You […]

Photo Gallery: Places and Buildings Around Fremantle

Fremantle has many interesting places and buildings.  The photo above  shows the Whalers Tunnel and the Round House from the city side. Here are a few more. Bathers Beach The Whalers Tunnel – a plaque says the tunnel was excavated by the Fremantle Whaling Company in 1837 “to facilitate the transport of whale oil and […]

Fremantle Prison Torchlight Tour

Follow us on Facebook! There is something foreboding about prisons. There used to be two large ones, right smack in urban settings in Vancouver, the old B.C. Penitentiary in New Westminster and the Oakalla Jail in Burnaby. Both now torn down. Before they tore it down, Oakalla was open for tours. We took the kids and […]

Photo Gallery: Fremantle Prison

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional pictures of Fremantle Prison. The long broad walkway leading to the Gatehouse. The prison is not far from Fremantle Stadium. Approaching the Gatehouse in the evening. Janine gives us the lowdown before we go further into the prison. This is the registration area for prisoners. Cooking pots in […]