Fremantle

Fremantle ( /ˈfriːmæntəl/) is a city in Western Australia, located at the mouth of the Swan River. Fremantle Harbour serves as the port of Perth, the state capital. Fremantle was the first area settled by the Swan River colonists in 1829. It was declared a city in 1929, and has a population of approximately 25,000.

The city is named after Captain Charles Howe Fremantle, the English naval officer who had pronounced possession of Western Australia and who established a camp at the site. The city contains well-preserved 19th-century buildings and other heritage features. The Western Australian vernacular diminutive for Fremantle is Freo.

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List Of Buildings Designed By Talbot Hobbs
... Suburb Integrity c1888 Samson House High Street Fremantle c1890 The Cliffe 25 Bindaring Parade Peppermint Grove Remains in the form of a residential house, the purpose for which it was originally ...
Lionel Samson
... Samson arrived at Fremantle in 1829 on the Calista and soon set up business as a wine and spirit merchant, importer and auctioneer ... He purchased Fremantle town lots 27 and 28 in the first state land sale ... Samson was a member of the Fremantle Town Trust and a nominee in the Western Australian Legislative Council in 1849-56 and 1859-68 ...
Fremantle - Sister and Friendship Cities
... Fremantle has sister city relationships with five cities and friendship city relationships with three cities ... Some of the relationships reflect Fremantle's historic migrant population ... Capo d'Orlando, Italy (since 1983) Molfetta, Italy (since 1984) Funchal, Portugal (since 1996) Fremantle also has friendship-city relationships with ...
Spearwood Railway Station
... Spearwood railway station is a former railway station at the end of the Fremantle Line ... The Fremantle to Spearwood section of the Fremantle–Armadale railway line was originally constructed in April 1906 ... alterations to the line were made during the 1987 defence of the America's Cup at Fremantle ...
Cantonment Hill, Fremantle - Return To Public Ownership
... On the 21st of January, 2010, the Prime Minister announced that Cantonment Hill, including Tuckfield Oval, would be sold back to the people of Fremantle ... The Council will reportedly pay $76,000 for the land, and has plans to rehabilitate the vegetation and build walking paths and picnic facilities ...