We’re “not that kind of Society”

Thanks to all the people who offered to help at Tony Robinson’s “Tour of Duty” Community Day this Sunday, but unfortunately our stall is no longer required.

The Company organsing the event are looking for military memorabilia and the like and whilst Henty explained that we are “not that kind of Society”, they invited us anyway.

On checking with them earlier this week to get the finer details, it now seems they have sharpened their focus for the Baldrick event and without our own khaki and green subject matter to contribute, we are not needed on parade!.

So the orders for the day (Sunday) are “Stand Down!”

Come along to the Army Museum in Burt Street from 11:30 this Sunday, and have a look around — and bring any military bits you might have that you would like the experts to comment on — but the FS will not be flying the flag this time around and will be keeping the powder dry!

Once again — very much appreciate the offers of help from the 10 good people who volunteered to man the stall.

Heritage Festival events

For this year’s Heritage Festival the Fremantle Society is sponsoring the events listed below.

This is an interesting cross section — to have fun and celebrate the diversity of our heritage and our people. We hope you will attend as many events as you can!

We do need some help with organising on the first event — registering people and organising result sheers and checking winners. If you can help out on the day, can you let Henty know as soon as possible (on 0438 85129)? Thanks!

  1. Amazing Place Race Saturday 10/05/2014 commencing 1 PM — start and finish at J Shed.
  2. Storytelling Circle. Tuesday 13/05/2014 at 3:30 PM — Chamber of Commerce boardroom — leader: Roel
  3. Club Crawl. Friday 16/05/2014 commencing 5 PM — leader: Don
  4. Fort Knox Discovery Tour. Saturday 17/05/2014 at 1 PM — leader: developer representative.
  5. Freopaedia introduction. Saturday 17/05/2014 at 1 PM — leader: Gideon
  6. Discover Coffee Cycle (you need your bike for this one). Sunday 18/05/2014 commencing 11 AM at Moores Building — leader: Henty.


To the Society’s members and many friends — the Committee offers our best wishes for Christmas and the very best of health and good fortune for the year ahead.

2013 was a good year for Fremantle with a strong sense of progress in the air and with runs already on the board with the 2nd  take on Local Government boundaries being released (go Dockers and go Freo Forever! ) and the unveiling of the winning entry for the new civic building for the City.  We look forward to 2014 being a bumper year for our City and all its residents

Best wishes

Henty Farrar

FS Newsletter Out Now

Small image of page 1 of the newsletterThe latest newsletter is out now and available for you to download. Items in this edition include:

  • Shameful heritage neglect in Fremantle
  • Workers Club resurrection confirms that Freo is a special place
  • President’s report
  • The Society and the Heritage Festival
  • Goodbye to heritage architect Agnieshka Kiera
  • Primary school writing contest for Heritage Festival
  • Near miss — State Heritage Awards
  • Bigger isn’t better
  • Round House round-up

Download the July 2012 Fremantle Society Newsletter now (in PDF format, 5.2MB, from the Internet Archive).

Lunchbox Heritage: Fremantle, the way Primary School Kids see it!

Part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival.

Photo of pink and blue lunchboxes.Fremantle is more than just coffee and ice cream. So much more!

Fremantle is its places and its people, its buildings and its neighbourhoods and its rich history and heritage.

As part of this year’s Heritage Festival celebrations the Fremantle Society is sponsoring a competition to give you a chance to have your say about what makes Fremantle so special to you.

Year 4-5 students (Junior)

1st Prize Signed copy of the book Fighting for Fremantle and a $25 voucher;
2nd Prize $20 voucher;
3rd Prize: $15 voucher

Year 6-7 students (Senior)

1st Prize: Signed copy of the book Fighting for Fremantle plus $40 voucher;
2nd Prize: $25 voucher;
3rd Prize: $15 voucher

Write one page telling us about a place, building, person or thing that makes Fremantle special to you or your family. Heritage Week is a time to for thinking about the local places and their special history and heritage and what they mean to the way we feel about where we live.
We want you to be as creative as you can, but remember to include a description of the place or thing you are writing about and an explanation of why it’s special to you.
Because it will help us understand what it is that you value about your community or neighborhood.
Complete your entry by Friday 25 May and hand it to your Principal’s Office, post it to the Fremantle Society or e-mail it to us.
The Winning entries will be displayed at the Town Hall on Sun 3 June and announced in the Fremantle Society newsletter, advertised in the Herald and posted on the Society website fremantlesociety.org.au.
Please contact Henty Farrar on 9335 2672.