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About the City of Fremantle, Western Australia

Picture of Australia - Includes Fremantle on west coast and Sydney on east coast

Fremantle was established in 1829 as a port for the fledgling Swan River Colony. It is 20 kms from Perth, the capital city of the state of Western Australia. The City of Fremantle was home to 24,241 people in 2006, estimated to be 30,000 by 2011. It is known today for its busy working port, the many heritage buildings, and vibrant cafes restaurants and arts precincts.

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General standard reference books about the history of Fremantle

  • Ewers, John K. : The Western Gateway: A History of Fremantle (City of Fremantle, 1948 and later editions)
  • Reece, R. and Pascoe, R. : A Place of Consequence: A Pictorial History of Fremantle (Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1985)
  • Tout-Smith, Deborah: The Foundations of Fremantle: Exploring the Early History of Western Australia’s Port City (WA Museum, 1998)

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