The story of Fremantle begins in two places: in this country called Walyalup, which was home to Whadjuk people; and in London, where the British imagined a new frontier of their empire on the isolated coast of New Holland. These two worlds collided in 1829 when Stirling's first British migrants arrived at the place he called Fremantle. Since then, our town's history has been rich with stories of war and peace, boom and bust, and love and loss. As one of the principal gateways to Australia, the face of Fremantle has changed time and again, shaped by the experiences of many new people.
Please join us as we explore some of the most absorbing stories of this extraordinary town.