Life, Law & Culture

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Uthando Project in full swing
We have previously reported on the inspiring project of women, from many doll making groups, including Fremantle, in making and delivering dolls to children in Africa. This video brings you up to date with the latest shipment. Watch now!
‘Eau’ The Story
Water is life. Without water we cannot survive. Wherever men and women live it is a non-negotiable and essential element.…
Poached Eggs
A poached egg by any other name may possibly be the same. But it'd need to be a poached egg, not a pale simulation of a poached egg. So what is a poached egg and how should it be made and served in breakfast restaurants and cafes?
One Day In Fremantle – The Great Date Debate!
Last Sunday, 28 January 2018, saw the City of Fremantle promote, for the second year running, a celebration of Australia on a date close to, but alternative to, the formal celebration of Australia Day on 26 January. As in 2017, people again turned out in droves to The Esplanade to mark the occasion.
A modern and united Australia must change the date
Increased momentum around changing the date of Australia Day reflects a growing sense that January 26 is symbolic of the Australia we used to be, not the Australia we hope to become.
The Escape of the Military Fenians from Fremantle Prison: the warders’ perspective
The tale of the Catalpa, the American whaler which carried off six of the remaining military Fenian prisoners from Fremantle Prison on Easter Monday 1876, and the effect of the escape on the prison officers concerned.
NEWS FLASH! Hougoumont Day Descends!
On 10 January 1868 - exactly 150 years ago tomorrow - those on board the Hougoumont, which had sailed into Fremantle from Portsmouth, England, today 150 years ago, disembarked. Imagine the ship sailing into the harbour today, replete with 108 passengers and 279 convicts including 62 Fenian political prisoners.
The Voyage of The Hougoumont – Entry 7
Shipping News readers have the opportunity to journey with the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to Australia which arrived in Fremantle on 10 January 1868.

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