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One of Western Australia’s earliest settlements, Fremantle, also known in the Noongar language as Walyalup (place of the woylie) is a working port city located at the mouth of the Derbarl Yerrigan / Swan River.
Established on a series of limestone hills, many of the city’s impressive heritage buildings are constructed from this local limestone. Today Fremantle is well known for its vibrant cafe culture, micro breweries, galleries, street entertainers, and fishing boat harbour.
Fremantle is also home to two fabulous bookshops.
New Edition Bookshop was established more than 30 years ago and is now considered a Fremantle institution. Just down the street from New Edition is Paper Bird Books & Children’s Arts, a dedicated kids story house.
The Legend of Moondyne Joe
“They’ll not take my freedom away!” These are the words of Moondyne Joe, the beloved scoundrel and expert bushman of...
The Madwoman’s Coat
1897: Isabella Trent is found murdered in a Fremantle asylum cell. Why did she die? Who is the killer? What...
It is Fremantle in 1989 and Frank Swann is at home, suffering from an undiagnosed and debilitating illness. When Frank...
Meet Eleanor Rigby: tiny, blind and left behind. Led by her zealous, overprotective guide dog, Warren, she courses constantly through...
Freelance travel writer and Lonely Planet guidebook contributor Tim Richards decides to shake up his life by taking an epic...
Perth, Fremantle, Rottnest
This 72-page hardback book is full of vibrant photography, and is accompanied by a concise but fascinating commentary from one...
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We recognise the First Nations people of Western Australia as our first memory holders and storytellers. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this country.