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Fremantle History Centre


Fremantle History Centre is a source of historical information on Fremantle and East Fremantle. The collection includes biographical files, newspapers, council minutes and agendas, publications and maps and plans. 

The History Centre at Fremantle Library is open Monday to Friday.

If you have a query, please use this form and fill in as much detail as possible to help us answer your question. 

Capturing our community - Are you a Fremantle local history advocate?

We are looking to form local history interest groups within Fremantle to actively engage the community and educate on the importance of community heritage. The purpose of these interest groups is to capture and collect present-day happenings, developments, and stories through various mediums (e.g., photographs, video, sound recording, text, etc.) to build our local history collection within the respective wards. To be part of this exciting initiative the City is looking for willing residents to volunteer to become Local History Advocates. To register your interest and learn more about this exciting project, please complete the online form here.

Photograph collection

Search for historic Fremantle images through our online archive.
Search for books and oral histories from the collection

Contact the Fremantle History Centre regarding usage or view the application for use policy. 

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Handy indexes

Other links of interest

  • Trove – Search text of historical newspapers, images, oral histories, film and more.
  • State Records Office – Search their online database to look at historical maps, convicts records, school records or virtually any document created by the state government.
  • Royal Western Australia Historical Society - The society advocates for history and heritage throughout the State, and runs a museum, reference library and photographic collection.
  • People's Ocean Knowledge Trail - Information on Nyoongar country and stories.

Historic pictures of Fremantle

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