Talks

Maritime History Association Heritage Talks

The sailing ship Hougoumont in 1867-68 brought the last shipment of convicts, including 62 Irish political prisoners, to Western Australia. When she was built in Burma, some sixteen years earlier, she was of a design already somewhat old-fashioned. This talk examines why such a ship was chartered to carry convicts, the ancestry of “East Indies country ships”, and the unequalled reputation of Indian shipwrights in the 19th century. Talk by Nick Burningham of the Maritime Heritage Association followed by a Q&A session. Register online.

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Highway To Hell Bus Tour

Retrace some of Bon Scott steps on a Highway To Hell Tour of Fremantle' historic sites.  You will take in the Bon Scott Statue, Bon's memorial at the Fremantle cemetery and his boyhood home, along with other special places as you travel down the highway, going to a 2 hour guided tour, complete with commentary and entertainment.  AC/DC and Bon Scott fans tick some big items of your bucket list and book your ticket now for the Highway To Hell Tour Fremantle.  It's 'cooler than a body on ice' 

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Talks

With a vibrant and diverse community that is passionate about sustainability, visual arts, music, writing, sustainability, heritage and more Fremantle regularly hosts a range of talks by experts in their field. Check our listings for talks presented by the City of Fremantle, University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Arts Centre, The Meeting Place, Fremantle Library and the WA Maritime Museum and keep up with what’s on in Fremantle.