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THE LEIGHTON BATTERY

21/01/2018 – Exploring tunnels built for the defence of Fremantle – WW2

Fremantle Harbour fulfilled a major strategic role in the Australian war effort. Fremantle was the main Indian Ocean port for refuelling Australian troop ships en-route to the European war.  174 more words

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The Great Monkey Escape

It all started innocently enough. The British India steamer Nalgora departed Calcutta in early November and arrived in Fremantle Harbour on 27 November 1931 carrying a cargo of gunnies (coarse, heavy fabric) and bananas. 1,087 more words

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