Seen with the Descendants

Photos by Deanna Shanahan

FSN loved taking part in the Commemoration Ceremony and Walk of the Descendants to Fremantle Prison on Wednesday 10 January, as part of the Fenians Fremantle & Freedom Festival, to mark the 150 year anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to Australia.

We walked with the descendants and the supporters of the Festival, which gave us all time to reflect on the Hougoumont, all who sailed in her and the Whadjuk people of the greater Noongar nation whose traditional country the British colonists, their workers and the convicts settled on without ever asking their consent.

A very special event!