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Perth and Fremantle

Location: Perth, Australia

The modern city of Perth contrasts with the preservation of the old and historic buildings of the port of Fremantle

The old mint, an old building survives! Buildings of ten years or more are thought to be old and need to be demolished.

Perth city centre

Millionaire's houses on Swan River on the way to Fremantle

Perth at dusk, from the south a short ferry ride across the river

The Roundhouse Gaol, built to house the unruly convicts. Fremantle's policy is to preserve the old and there are many historic buildings here on the heritage trail.

Sunset over Hilary's harbour, our friends local beach

The wharf from Cicerello's fish and chip restaurant

The curfew bell which came from England in 1858 along with the convicts. The sign adjacent tells how it came from the Coseley parish church, where we were married, many years later of course.

The World Heritage site of the Fremantle Gaol. The prison was decommissioned in 1991.

Statue of the fishermen in the harbour

And an example of a cell decorated with art work. As part of their rehabilitation, inmates were encouraged to paint. So they did. There is a separate art gallery of the art work but every inch of several cells is covered with detailed paintings.

The conventional cell...



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Perth city centre

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The old mint, an old building survives! Buildings of ten years or more are thought to be old and need to be demolished.

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Perth at dusk, from the south a short ferry ride across the river

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Millionaire's houses on Swan River on the way to Fremantle

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Sunset over Hilary's harbour, our friends local beach

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The Roundhouse Gaol, built to house the unruly convicts. Fremantle's policy is to preserve the old and there are many historic buildings here on the heritage trail.

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The curfew bell which came from England in 1858 along with the convicts. The sign adjacent tells how it came from the Coseley parish church, where we were married, many years later of course.

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The wharf from Cicerello's fish and chip restaurant

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Statue of the fishermen in the harbour

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The World Heritage site of the Fremantle Gaol. The prison was decommissioned in 1991.

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The conventional cell...

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And an example of a cell decorated with art work. As part of their rehabilitation, inmates were encouraged to paint. So they did. There is a separate art gallery of the art work but every inch of several cells is covered with detailed paintings.