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Activists and Agitators, free walking tour of Fremantle

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Outside the B Shed

Fremantle wharf

1 Peter Hughes Drive

Fremantle, WA 6160

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Activists and Agitators, free walking tour of Fremantle

by Riley Buchanan, Paul Reilly, and Charlie Fox

Starts: B Shed, Fremantle Harbour

Ends: Esplanade Park, Fremantle

Fremantle has a long history of agitation, dissent, and resistance to oppression. It has also witnessed, many times, attempted suppression and disenfranchisement.

In this new walking tour, Notre Dames local historians will lead you on a guided trail through pivotal moments of political, cultural, ideological and industrial upheaval in Fremantles history. Witness the sites of waterfront battles, Trades Hall rallies, Ugly Mens activism and the militancy of radical women. Discover the headquarters of ideological parties, including fascists and communists. Linger on the benches of Paddy Troy, where the unemployed gathered for work, and consider the earliest form of Fremantle activism: violence on the colonial frontier.

Pack your walking shoes for this two-hour tour from the B Shed to the Esplanade Park. Tickets are limited, so please book early.

Join us for a big week on campus in which we explore the early archaelogy of the Swan River Colony, Fremantle's lunatic asylum, stowaway women, and the art of war. Our popular campus tours are back and, for the first time, you're invited to join Notre Dame's historians and archaeologists for an informal lunch.

For more information on this and other Festival events at Notre Dame, visit us at www.nd.edu.au/heritagefestival.

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