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How do you measure courage? ANZAC Day Dawn Service address

How do you measure courage? ANZAC Day Dawn Service address

Brigadier Stephen Cain's ANZAC Day Dawn Service address from 25 April 2015

Fremantle's very own sleuth

Fremantle's very own sleuth

City of Fremantle's archivist by day and historian in every other waking moment, Andrew Pittaway, in partnership with Dennis Frank, a researcher from Melbourne, has identified the graves of two Victorian World War I soldiers. 

Australian Sailor Monument

Australian Sailor Monument

The Australian Sailor Monument will be a unique public sculpture that acknowledges the role of sailors in the discovery, settlement, development and defence of Australia and, in particular, Fremantle in Western Australia. The project to build the monument coincides with the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy.


Fremantle and War: online exhibition

Fremantle and War: online exhibition

Uncovering some of the nation's most precious images, students at the University of Notre Dame Australia have looked at the many elements of Fremantle's war history including the colonial frontier, departure of troops, home front experiences, dissent and refuge. 

Teachers Resource Book: Western Australians in World War One

Teachers Resource Book: Western Australians in World War One

The History Teachers' Association of Western Australia, with the support of the Western Australian Government as part of the commemoration of the ANZAC centenary, has produced a resource book for year 3, 6 and 9 teachers: http://htawa.net.au/


WAGS Identification Project: 11th Battalion AIF Photograph

WAGS Identification Project: 11th Battalion AIF Photograph

The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) has a fantastic project underway that involves the identification of all 703 men from the 11th Battalion AIF featured in the iconic pyramid photograph taken in Egypt on the Great Pyramid of Giza on 10 January 1915.


Legacy ANZAC Breakfast

Legacy ANZAC Breakfast

Legacy is in its 85th year and all funds raised from 2015 Legacy Breakfast will go to support the work of Legacy Fremantle across Perth's Southern Suburbs. 



Dear soldier: Christmas messages for our troops

Dear soldier: Christmas messages for our troops

The Department of Defence is encouraging Australians to write to their serving men and women this holiday season. Christmas can be a lonely time of year to be away from family and friends and messages from home will be greatly appreciated, says Assistant Defence Minister Stuart Robert. 

Remembrance Day 2014

Remembrance Day 2014

Remembrance Day 2014 marks the 96th anniversary of the armistice which ended WWI. At 11am on the 11th November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of unrelenting warfare. It was a time of great celebration worldwide, but also of great sadness as the world reflected on the enormous losses inflicted on so many countries, so many families, and so many individuals.

Covering photo courtesy of Fremantle Gazette.


Honouring the 849: Town Hall Projection

Honouring the 849: Town Hall Projection

On the evenings of Saturday 8 November and Sunday 9 November, the names of our fallen soldiers and sailors of World War One were up in lights on the Fremantle Town Hall. It was a beautiful canvas and a moving tribute to those men who fought for our freedom but did not get the opportunity to enjoy it, instead, making the ultimate sacrifice.  


Freedom of Entry

Freedom of Entry

The sea of white that snaked along William Street on Friday 7 November consisted of men and women of HMAS Stirling.  Some 600 locals, CBD workers, and naval enthusiasts came out to see the submariners in their finery with "swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, band playing and banners flying". 



Fremantle Departure Service

Fremantle Departure Service

As a major port of embarkation, Fremantle witnessed the departure of thousands of AIF soldiers, sailors and nurses.

The first of these departures occurred on Saturday 31 October 1914 - and so it was fitting that on 31 October 2014 thousands of Western Australians crowded the Fremantle port to commemorate this historic moment in time and pay tribute to the men who departed 100 years ago, many never to return. 

The 849

The 849

Eight hundred and forty-nine is the number of servicemen who lived in the greater Fremantle area, embarked in Fremantle on transport ships that would take them to far away fields, and they are the ones that never returned. You can view the list here. If you would like to make comment about the list please contact 9432 9999 or email events@fremantle.wa.gov.au.
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Stories

Stories

If you have ancestors that were involved in World War One, we would like to hear their story! The Great War touched every home and every community across Australia and one hundred years on the ANZAC legend is still alive and well. We want to give a voice to the experiences of Fremantle men and women during periods of war and the transformation of our town.
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Events

Events

The City of Fremantle will be participating in, supporting, and hosting a number of events over the commemorative period. The people of Fremantle (including the greater Fremantle area) are proud to be part of the ANZAC Centenary commemorations and to have the opportunity to honour and pay respect to those who have and are serving our nation as part of the Armed Forces. ANZAC Centenary events will embrace the themes: 'Commemorate, Contemplate and Educate'.
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