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.