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The Fremantle Round House, Fremantle
Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Given the country's history as a penal colony, it might not surprise you that Western Australia's oldest public building is a former prison. Built in 1830, the rotund white-brick The Fremantle Round House originally housed convicted prisoners before becoming a police lockup. The chief constable and his family began to occupy the building in 1900. Today, you can tour the seaside building and ask knowledgeable volunteer guides questions. Head to the upper deck for scenic views of the Fremont coast and offshore islands. Put The Fremantle Round House into our Fremantle trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Again sensibly a gold coin donation. The first permanent public building in Australia with interesting history. Thank you Barbara for sharing your knowledge. Can't believe over the years various moron... read more »
It is noteworthy that the first permanent building in Fremantle was a prison! There are any interesting displays with informative accounts in the relatively small site. The building is staffed by frie... read more »
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