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About the Fremantle Society


The Fremantle Society was established 6 December 1972, with Les Lauder as foundation president, 'to improve the quality of life in Fremantle while seeking to protect the existing unique built and cultural heritage'.

The Society ceased publishing printed newsletters in 2014 and the president instead began sending bulk emails in 2016. I collected some of them from March 2016 onwards, but afterwards assumed that they would be held in the Mailchimp archive. They probably are; but the relevant page currently (May 2020) shows only the last twenty entries (as is usual with Mailchimp). I have scanned all of the printed snailmail newsletters (unhelpfully called Fremantle) and written an index.

References and Links

Davidson, Ron & Dianne Davidson 2010, Fighting for Fremantle: The Fremantle Society Story.

Fremantle Society aims and objectivesconstitution, and manifesto.
Fremantle Society publications, and newsletters.
Some of the buildings saved - including the railway station:

Facebook page
Email archive
Wikipedia page
Don's Tram Tour 2016
The Fremantle Society Photographic Survey, 1970s-early 1980s
Fremantle links, bibliography.

Address all general correspondence to The Secretary, PO Box 21, Fremantle WA 6959.
meets 2nd Tuesday monthly.
President: John Dowson
Secretary: Chris Williams
Treasurer: Adele Carles
Members: Robert Bodkin, Michael Finn, Agnieshka Kiera, Mia Kriznic, Peter Scott, Mark Woodcock.
At the 2015 AGM John Dowson was elected president, having held that office 1999-2004. At the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 AGMs, he continued unopposed.

I offered a website like this to the Society in 2018 - whence the incept date below. At the time, it wasn't interested.

Garry Gillard | New: 2 May, 2018 | Now: 31 May, 2020