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Fremantle Prison presents,

Transportation Exhibition

Date & time

9th of January 2018 at 9:00am
until the 24th of March 2019 at 5:00pm



1 The Terrace   
WA 6160
  • Fremantle


In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Transportation presents the stories of men, women and children forcibly sent to convict sites around Australia, exploring the social tragedy of the convict system as a whole as well as individual stories of personal achievement.

Exhibiting convict material from the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales), Western Australian Museum and the Prison’s own collection, Transportation demonstrates the impact forced migration had on individual transporteesand their families, and on the shaping of modern Australian society. The exhibition displays key historic artefacts such as the 1881 Ticket of Leave of Hougoumont convict William Bartlett, on display to the public for the first time.

Transportation is on show at the Fremantle Prison Gallery until March 2019.

  • Free!
    • Youth
    • Adult
    • Air-conditioning
    • Baby change
    • Disabled toilets
    • Parking
    • Toilets
    • Wheelchair access