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Fremantle Railway Station, 1881 - Fremantle Western Australia History

Fremantle Railway Station, 1881 - Fremantle Western Australia History

Admiral James Stirling was a british naval officer and colonial administrator. His enthusiasm and persistence persuaded the British Government to establish the Swan River Colony and he became the first Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Western Australia

Admiral James Stirling was a british naval officer and colonial administrator. His enthusiasm and persistence persuaded the British Government to establish the Swan River Colony and he became the first Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Western Australia

Fremantle, as it is known today, officially 'began' in April 1829 when the ship HMS Challenger arrived in the waters off the Western Australian coast near the mouth of the Swan River and formally 'took possession' of the land which was then named "New Holland" for King George the 4th of England.

Fremantle, as it is known today, officially 'began' in April 1829 when the ship HMS Challenger arrived in the waters off the Western Australian coast near the mouth of the Swan River and formally 'took possession' of the land which was then named "New Holland" for King George the 4th of England.

The Old Boys School - A History of Fremantle, Western Australia from 1829 to WWII (1945)

The Old Boys School - A History of Fremantle, Western Australia from 1829 to WWII (1945)

History of Fremantle, Western Australia from 1829 to WWII (1945)

History of Fremantle, Western Australia from 1829 to WWII (1945)

Old Round House - Oldest remaining building in Western Australia... The English ended the 'free' status of the colony for all intents and purposes before 1850. Between 1842 and 1850 two hundred and thirty four juvenile offenders were transported to Western Australia on seven ships, but assuming they apprenticed themselves to local tradesmen they were considered free.

Old Round House - Oldest remaining building in Western Australia... The English ended the 'free' status of the colony for all intents and purposes before 1850. Between 1842 and 1850 two hundred and thirty four juvenile offenders were transported to Western Australia on seven ships, but assuming they apprenticed themselves to local tradesmen they were considered free.

Dock Buildings, Fremantle, Western Australia

Dock Buildings, Fremantle, Western Australia

Fremantle Architecture - P  & O

Fremantle Architecture - P & O

Stairs from Bathers Beach pathways up to the Round House (old Fremantle Gaol), Fremantle, Western Australia.

Stairs from Bathers Beach pathways up to the Round House (old Fremantle Gaol), Fremantle, Western Australia.

Fremantle Aerial Photo during World War 2, Fremantle Harbour, Western Australia

Fremantle Aerial Photo during World War 2, Fremantle Harbour, Western Australia

Fremantle, or as it was first known as “The Swan River Colony" and founded in 1829 and established as a "free settlement" when approximately four hundred settlers (civilian and military) arrived on the HMS Sulphur and Parmelia in June 1829.  Fremantle's beginning was different from other colonies that had already been established in the east (New South Wales), because it was originally populated by people who migrated by choice.

Fremantle, or as it was first known as “The Swan River Colony" and founded in 1829 and established as a "free settlement" when approximately four hundred settlers (civilian and military) arrived on the HMS Sulphur and Parmelia in June 1829. Fremantle's beginning was different from other colonies that had already been established in the east (New South Wales), because it was originally populated by people who migrated by choice.