Archive for Perth

Over the wall

Fremantle Prison by simmogem, on Flickr

Fremantle Prison by simmogem, on Flickr

Fremantle prison is well known for its long history as a convict prison but this evening I will recount the tale of one of its more recent inmates.  A clever young man by the name of Brenden Abbott, but also know as the ‘postcard bandit’ as dubbed by the WA police media unit. Read more

Frolicking through Freo

Siblings by simmogem, on Flickr

Siblings by simmogem, on Flickr

Whilst we had anticipated a trip into Perth and a wander around Kings Park the weather had other ideas. Instead we took a gastronomic tour of Fremantle and beyond, starting with breakfast at The Pickled Fig cafe. Read more

The Swan

Perth by simmogem, on Flickr

Perth by simmogem, on Flickr

We contemplated a trip to Rottnest Island today but decided to save that for a future visit to Perth when the weather is a bit warmer and more suitable for swimming.  Still wanting to board a boat, we instead took a return trip to Perth and back aboard the James Stirling. Read more

Mutiny, murder and mayhem!

The Batavia by simmogem, on Flickr

The Batavia by simmogem, on Flickr

This is the story of Batavia, a dutch ship that sunk off the coast of Western Australia stranding hundreds of survivors in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Read more

Goodbye Butler, hello Fremantle

Gemma @ Fremantle by simmogem, on Flickr

Gemma @ Fremantle by simmogem, on Flickr

This morning we said farewell to Stuart and his family and boarded a train from Clarkson, the furthest station north of Perth, to Fremantle.  A pleasant enough ride and quite cheap considering the distance covered.  We changed trains in Perth but didn’t see anything other than the station so will have to go back sometime this weekend to explore there.

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