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!
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