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Fremantle, Gateway of Western Australia — Photo Essay

By Daniel Craig
Epoch Times Staff
Created: December 10, 2012 Last Updated: December 16, 2012
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Sunset baths a set of warehouses standing on reclaimed land. The path leads out to the South Mole lighthouse (far right) built in 1892. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

Sunset baths a set of warehouses standing on reclaimed land. The path leads out to the South Mole lighthouse (far right) built in 1892. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

Fremantle formally known as the Swan River Colony of Perth was founded in 1829 when the HMS Challenger arrived. Fremantle has been and always will be one of Western Australia’s most important cities.

Many of the original colonies of Australia were established with some form of convict work force/settlement but Fremantle was an exception to this rule because people choose to migrate to Fremantle.

During its time Fremantle has served as one of the key ports economically, housed the largest submarine base in the Southern Hemisphere during World War II and is still home to the oldest remaining building in Western Australia.

More recently Fremantle has become a cultural hub with art galleries, coffee shops, live music venues and some of the world’s best street performers routinely displaying their honed talents. Also Fremantle is my home where I’ve spent my whole life, short as it may be.

I raise the significance of Fremantle in the history of Western Australia because I will endeavor to explore this beautiful state with my camera and share my findings through The Epoch Times.

I hope you enjoy my images and words. See you next time!

This amazing display of people who came through the port sits at the front of the new maritime museum. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

This amazing display of people who came through the port sits at the front of the new maritime museum. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

Modern day Fremantle port’s skyline is covered in large cranes. Taken on a train the reflection on the window gives the picture unique coloring and shows a little of the old architecture. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)
A worker at Mills Records greets a customer/friend. Mills is a testament to Fremantle's music culture and does a lot to keep vinyl records readily available. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

A worker at Mills Records greets a customer/friend. Mills is a testament to Fremantle's music culture and does a lot to keep vinyl records readily available. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

Miss Poppy (left) is a local singer song writer who can often be found busking on the street. Lucy a French backpacker(right) creates handmade jewelry to help support herself while living in Fremantle. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times) 

Miss Poppy (left) is a local singer song writer who can often be found busking on the street. Lucy a French backpacker(right) creates handmade jewelry to help support herself while living in Fremantle. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times) 

Fremantle is famous for its beautiful sunsets and are a massive tourist attraction. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

Fremantle is famous for its beautiful sunsets and are a massive tourist attraction. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

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