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I’ve been a busy little bee the past couple of weeks. Working hard on getting some ticks on the board and pushing myself through the latest challenge in the Challenge Series. 1,277 more words

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Freemantle (Perth), Australia

Perth and its port, Fremantle, were first settled in 1829 by the Swan River colonists as free colonies in contrast to the country’s penal colonies. In Fremantle, many historical buildings remain, from the P&O Building to the Fremantle Prison, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Western Australia which served as a prison for nearly 140 years, the Round House, the Fremantle Market Hall, where shoppers once arrived by horse and carriage, and the Old Courthouse. 256 more words



WA Premier Colin Barnett accompanied by Heritage Minister Albert Jacob officially opened the renovated historic Warders Cottages next to the Fremantle Markets this morning.

The cottages look very cute inside and have a nice little courtyard, so no doubt there will be plenty of takers for them. 94 more words

Western Australia

The most beautiful jails in the world

When we think about jails we do think about bad places. We think about dark cells with very dangerous people and very angry guards. We think that these places only deserve a visit in museums or movies. 779 more words

Kenny Slaught

On This Day – 19 August 1876 - The Catalpa arrives back in the USA

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of seeing Donal O’Kelly’s memorable one man show about the 1876 voyage of the whaling barque, the Catalpa… 670 more words

Perth and Fremantle

I have a theory about trams; if a place has a tram system, you can tell immediately that it’s got something about it. San Francisco, Nottingham, Melbourne; all quite different, but all good places to be, with lively cultural scenes, interesting architecture and a real sense of history. 851 more words


Perth 2016: Fremantle Prison

The building looked quaint and interesting enough from the outside, but once we went into the main buildings… The air of depression just weighed down. 14 more words