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Day 7 - Fremantle & Perth Airport - 21 September 2017

Well, today wasn’t a day we were looking forward to as we had a midnight flight from Perth to Cairns to catch, with lots of spare time, and we woke up to the predicted cold, miserable and very windy weather. 355 more words

Oz Travel

Homecoming heroes

By Zack Yusof

Fremantle Prison, Fremantle, Sept 16, 2017

Built by convicts in the 1850’s and fully operational as a gaol until 1991, Fremantle Prison was – according to its website – a place of “hangings, floggings, dramatic convict escapes and prison riots” and whose inmates included “imperial convicts, colonial prisoners, enemy aliens, prisoners of war and maximum-security detainees.” The iconic West Australian landmark is not only one of Australia’s Top 10 tourist attractions and a World Heritage site but is also rumoured to be one of its most haunted locations. 833 more words

Music

Road Trippin' Down Under: Criminal Elements

If you’ve spent the last several weeks glued to your computer or smart phone neglecting your family, your friends, and perhaps your hygiene while anxiously waiting for the next post, please accept my apologies. 1,326 more words

Perth with an infant and pre-schooler - Day 3

We were off on a day trip to Fremantle today. Daddy Bean was a history buff so we decided we should check out the Fremantle Prison… 253 more words

Australia

HISTORIC IRISH FESTIVAL FOR FREMANTLE

Fremantle Kidogo Arthouse owner Joanna Robinson is organising a big historic, culture and art Irish festival in January next year to commemorate the arrival 150 years ago of the… 117 more words

Western Australia

Postcard from Fremantle

Two words of advice: Always volunteer.

OK, maybe not in every situation–really, now that I think about it, there are plenty of times you wouldn’t want to volunteer, so let me qualify that: If you’re a tourist on a guided tour, and the tour guide asks for volunteers, do it. 721 more words

Personal

FREMANTLE PRISON MEMORIES

I used to walk past Fremantle Prison almost daily when I lived in Bellevue Terrace, but that is now many years ago, so when I had to go to a meeting in the old Drillhall late yesterday afternoon I went and had a look at the World Heritage listed building and took this photo.

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Western Australia