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Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle presents,

Fenian Heritage Trail Bus Tour

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Date & time

8th of January 2018 at 8:00am
until 4:30pm



Kidogo Arthouse 
Bathers Beach 
WA 6160
  • Fremantle


Join members of the John Boyle O’Reilly Association as they tell us the stories of courage, daring and escape. We’ll journey for a day out of Fremantle to the places of significance in this Fenian story.

There’ll be a stop off at the John Boyle O’Reilly Heritage Trail at Australind, where O’Reilly survived in the bush awaiting the ship which would take him to freedom. We’ll see the places where O’Reilly worked building roads in Dardanup and visit the grave of Irish Pioneer Jim Maguire who bravely helped him escape.

On the return journey to Fremantle we’ll stop off at the Catalpa Memorial south of Rockingham, the site where Captain Anthony and his team of whalers ‘stole’ the Fenians away on the Catalpa to the USA and freedom.


8.00am: Meet & greet Kidogo Arthouse Mews Road Fremantle (tour intro/story trail begins)
8.30am: Depart Fremantle for JBO Heritage Trail, Australind (north of Bunbury)
10.00am: Arrive JBOHT ‐ morning tea ‐ guided walking tour
11.00am: Depart JBOHT for town of Dardanup
11.30am: Dardanup Pioneer Cemetery (Jim Maguire’s gravesite and others involved in O’Reilly’s escape)
12.00pm: Lunch at JBO Tavern, Dardanup (lunch is included in ticket price)
1.00pm: Depart Dardanup for Rockingham
2.30pm: Arrive Catalpa Memorial Rockingham
3.00pm: Depart Rockingham for Fremantle with short stop at C Y O’Conner Beach, Woodman’s Point
4.00pm: Arrive Fremantle (end of tour)

Participants to bring: camera, hat, binoculars, walking shoes, water, sun‐bloc

Special needs: please let us know if you have special dietary needs or require disabled facilities

Tour Guide: Peter Murphy

Poet: Lachlan Kelly, who’ll recite poetry from The Wild Goose & JB O'Reilly during the tour

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