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Black and white photo displaying a panoramic view of the mouth of the Fremantle harbour including small sailboats, train tracks, and buildings in the distance.

photo credit: Panoramic view of the mouth of Fremantle harbour, G. Sands, A., c1913., City of Fremantle History Centre, LH001694D


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. 

Friends of the Fremantle History Centre

The Fremantle History Centre invites you to register your interest in becoming an inaugural member of the Friends of the Fremantle History Centre. Free for residents to join, Friends of the Fremantle History Centre will provide assistance with a variety of tasks including research, processing items for the collection, and training. This is an exciting project for anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of a local history collection. You will be trained in classification, cataloguing, and scanning of rare historical items. This is a new project, so you will have the opportunity to be a part of its evolution as we adapt to an ever-changing environment.

For more info, or to register your interest, please contact the Local History Librarian weekdays on 9432 9592 or email.

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

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

Historic pictures of Fremantle

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