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Western Australia Memorials - Fremantle

Child Migrant Statue, Fremantle

Child Migrant Statue
Victoria Quay, Fremantle, WA

(inscription in plaque at foot of statue)
This memorial is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments and is dedicated to the British and Maltese boys and girls who left their homelands to brave an unknown future in Western Australia. Hardships were endured, benefits were derived.
These child migrants provided valuable contributions to Australian society in diverse ways as parents, workers and citizens.
Australia is better for their coming
 

John Curtin Monument, Fremantle

John CURTIN Statue
Kings Square, Fremantle, WA
Erected 2005

John Curtin Monument, Fremantle

(The front inscription)

JOHN CURTIN MP
1885-1945
PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA
1941-1945
MEMBER FOR FREMANTLE
1928-1931, 1934-1945

John Curtin Monument, Fremantle John Curtin Monument, Fremantle (Inscription on side)
John Curtin is widely considered to be one of Australia's greatest ever Prime Ministers due to his inspiring national leadership during the Second World War. Curtin was born at Creswick, Victoria on 8 January 1885, the eldest son of Irish immigrants. He left school at 13 to help support his family and worked in a variety of jobs before moving to Western Australia in February 1917 as editor of the Westralian Worker.
Married Elsie Needham and lived in Cottesloe with his wife and their two children. He first entered the Commonwealth Parliament in 1928 as member for Fremantle. In 1935 Curtin was elected Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Labour Party.
On 7 October 1941, two months before the attack on Pearl Harbour, he became Prime Minister of Australia. As wartime Prime Minister following the fall of Singapore and the bombing of numerous Australian towns, he guided the nation through the darkest hours of war.
On 5 July 1945 John Curtin, the only Australian Prime Minister to represent Western Australian electorate, died in office sex weeks before the end of the war. He is buried at Karrakatta Cemetery.
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Explorers Monument
The Esplanade, Fremantle, WA
 
This monument was erected by
CJ Brockman
as a fellow bush wanderer's tribute to the memories of
Panter, Harding and Goldwyer
earliest explorers after Grey and Gregory of this terra incognita. Attacked at night by treacherous natives they were murdered at Boola Boola near La Grange Bay on the 13 November 1864. Also an appreciative token of remembrance of Maitland Brown one of the pioneer pastoralists and premier politicians of this state. Intrepid leader of the government search and punitive party. His remains together with the sad relics of the ill fated three recovered with great risk and danger from lone wilds reside under a public monument in the East Perth cemetery
Lest We Forget
CJ Brookman Memorial, Fremantle
This plaque was erected by people who found the monument before you offensive. The monument described the events at La Grange from one perspective only; the viewpoint of the white 'settlers'. No mention is made of the right of aboriginal people to defend their land or of the history of provocation which led to the explorers' deaths. The 'punitive party' mentioned here ended in the deaths of somewhere around twenty aboriginal people. The whites were well-armed and equipped and none of their party was killed or wounded. This plaque is in memory of the aboriginal people killed at La Grange. It also commemorates all other aboriginal people who died during the invasion of their country
Lest We Forget     Mapajarriya-Nyalaku
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CY O'Connor Statue
Victoria Quay, Fremantle, WA

This memorial was erected by the
people of Western Australia in grateful
memory of the public service of
Charles Yelverton O'Connor

Engineer-in-Chief 1891 to 1902

He designed and constructed the Fremantle
harbour, the goldfields water supply from
Mundaring to Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie,
a distance of 352 miles and all railways and
other public works throughout Western Australia
during the above period.

see also CY O'Connor, Horse & Rider Monument

Fishermen's Memorial, Fremantle Boat Harbour Fishermen's Memorial, Fremantle Boat Harbour Fishermen's Memorial, Fremantle Boat Harbour Fishermen's Memorial, Fremantle Boat Harbour Fishermen's Memorial, Fremantle Boat Harbour

Fishermen's Memorial (The Jetty)
Boat Harbour, Fremantle, WA

This sculpture honours the many families that have contributed to the fishing industry in Fremantle - in the very heart of the Fishing Boat Harbour where it all began. Though the names listed are taken from pre 1947 fishing license records, all those who have participated - both men and women - are equally honoured for their pioneering spirit and the hardships endured

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Welcome Walls
Victoria Quay, Fremantle, WA

As Part of the 175th anniversary celebrations of the modern state of Western Australia these Welcome Walls were unveiled by the Premier Dr Geoff Gallop MLA on the 19th December 2004 as a lasting memorial to the contribution of migrants from many lands to this state.

Family members who immigrated to Australia through Fremantle were invited to have their migrant heritage (name, year of arrival and ship of passage) publicly recorded on these walls

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