This Heritage Week make sure to see the historic Fanny's Cottage/Samson Family Museum in Cliff Street. The museum will be open to the public on two mornings in May to present “Mrs Samsons of Fremantle".
The City is a unique window of our past, 19th century Gold Rush days, of the social outcomes of 20th century World Wars, of the streams of migrants landing at Fremantle Port, their doorway to the great continent, energising Fremantle by their dreams of abundant life, their industriousness and their will to succeed. We must cherish and continue to celebrate the exuberance of Fremantle. CONTAINERS Walking the streets of Fremantle, whether in the City’s Centre or the satellite suburbs of East and North Fremantle, Hilton or North Cockburn, the imprints of history are palpable, when encountered by the imaginative facades…
'Not forgotten nor forsaken,
are the lads no longer here,
I shall call and you will waken,
On this one day of the year'
From 'Landing in the Dawn'
John Sandes 1916.
FSN was honoured to take photos on ANZAC day.
There were free ship tours aboard the 'Sea Shepherd' vessel the Ocean Warrior on Sunday the 23rd.
The Warrior has just returned from ‘Operation Nemesis’, the Antarctic Whaling defence campaign.
FSN was on board to take some snaps.
Over the Easter long weekend, Freo’s streets are alive with some of the World’s best street theatre artists.
There were also rascally pirates galore on the Duyfken! FSN was in the middle of the action, to take a few snaps.
If you love the world game, call by Bruce Lee Oval on South Street, Beaconsfield on a Saturday afternoon to see the most wonderful assortment of talent on show, from all around the world. Neil Rose, one of the players, explains what happens and how it has come about.
We are an online magazine all about Fremantle. Each week in the In Port photograph right under our FSN banner, we will feature interesting vessels in port. It may be a cruise ship, or a huge container ship, or a scientific vessel passing through Fremantle, or something else besides. Where have they come from, where are they going, and just what are they doing here? We will try to answer these questions. In the Shipping News department we will present regular articles with a shipping or maritime flavour. In the launch edition we feature an article about what is happening…
Picture the scene: It’s 1675, in the gulf of Naples, and the wooden felucca boat Giovannina is plying trade from Naples to Castellamare, from Calabria to Sicily. This is the beginning of the Aponte family’s long relationship with sea trade – one which continues to evolve to this very day. Picture another scene: It’s 1834, and young Canadian Frederick Dalgety disembarks ship in Sydney to become an apprentice clerk. The pastoral and shipping business he went on to establish – Dalgety & Company - became one of the most important in Australia. In 2016, unexpectedly, these two stories intersect in…