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When War Came to Fremantle 1899 to 1945

Written by Madison Lloyd-Jones and Deborah Gare


As one of Australia’s largest wartime ports, Fremantle played a unique role in the nation’s story. Featuring extraordinary photographs, this volume is a fascinating account of our homefront during the Boer War, World War I, World War II and more. It records our history of departure and reunion, victory and celebration, grief and loss, and dissent and activism.

‘While written factually, it manages to convey the energy and enthusiasm of departures and the despair at the return of “those vessels of grief (perhaps fewer in number) that carried survivors home".’ The Senior

‘This is a fascinating local history tracking the evolution of a community against the backdrop of severaldecades of international conflict.’ The West Australian

'a comprehensive and readable narrative,' Studies in Western Australian History

ISBN 9781925161298 (Hardback)
Formats Large Format Photographic (250 x 210mm) (Hardback)
Categories Gift Ideas
Anzac and War
Pages 144
Publication Year 2014
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Deborah gare

    Deborah Gare

    Deborah Gare is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle. She is a leading Australian historian and a popular public speaker regarding the history of colonial Western Australia, nineteenth-century travel writing, women in Fremantle, and Australia and Empire. Read more

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    Madison Lloyd-Jones

    Madison Lloyd-Jones has been a lecturer and tutor at the University of Notre Dame Australia and a coordinator of the City of Fremantle’s Heritage Festival. Madison appears frequently in public lecture programs regarding the history of Western Australia in the twentieth century. Her research has provided her with the opportunity to speak with a number of women, here and abroad, regarding their wartime experiences in Fremantle. Read more