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Fremantle, Australia

by WCC on June 1, 2012

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Fremantle is a city on the west coast of Australia . It is named after the British Admiral Charles Fremantle named who took the area in May 1829 for the British Crown. The name is stressed on the first syllable, in a colloquial short form it is “Freo” called. The city lies at the mouth of the Swan River , 19 kilometers southwest of the Central Business District of Perth .Fremantle has a climate similar to Mediterranean climate in Europe as in the area of ​​Greece and Southern Italy: hot, dry summer with only a few days of rain and cool, wet winters.

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Fremantle is one of the cultural centers of Perth. Of prisoners, the building from the colonial era , the old jetty and port, the Maritime Museum and many other buildings of general historical interest can be found here. This includes the Roundhouse , the oldest surviving building in Western Australia, which was built in 1830/1831 as a prison. It comprised eight cells and a prisoner’s residence, which were all arranged around a central courtyard. In the 1800s have been driven into the Bay of Bathers Beach below the Round House whales. This is a tunnel under the Round House was constructed by the whalers were able to get into the city. When the first 75 prisoners from the UK arrive in 1850, to reinforce the dwindling population of the colony, proved to be the Roundhouse record as too small to them. The convicts built a new prison, which was completed in the 1850erJahren to 1991 and was used as a prison in Fremantle.

The Fremantle Prison was once one of the most notorious prisons of the British Empire . Here were British convicts as well as local military and prisoners of war accommodated. Today it is one of the most important cultural heritage of the country. The Roundhouse is located in the West End of Fremantle, an area of the buildings from the colonial period on the southern edge of the harbor and contains vague in Stockholm recalls. A process of gentrification in the early 1990s with the establishment of the University of Notre Dame Australia accelerated because the university has restored many of the buildings in the West End and still in use.

The majestic Fremantle History Museum in the 1860s was also built by prisoners from local limestone. Previously was in the building in the Ord Street is a psychiatric hospital and during the Second World War it served as the basis of the U.S. Navy . Today is here, in one of the most striking points of the city, the Immigration Museum, housed, dedicated to the history of all immigrants who arrived in Western Australia. Fremantle Marketin the list of National Trust and Heritage Council was taken.

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Fremantle City

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Fremantle Beach

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Fremantle Australia

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Fremantle Aerial View

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