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Throughout the streets of Fremantle

Fremantle, WA 6160


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Moondyne Walk - an exciting new all-day event taking place throughout the streets of Fremantle on Sunday 24th February 2019 from 7.00am to 7.30pm.

This inaugural event is a public reading of the entire novel Moondyne written by John Boyle O'Reilly about Western Australia. It was first published in Boston in 1878 as a serial in the Boston Post and later published as the novel Moondyne in 1880.

This is possibly the very first novel written about Western Australia and presents a penetrating view of colonial life, Aboriginal culture and WA landscape.

The entire book will be read in public over 12 hours at sixteen historic locations throughout Fremantle starting at 7.00am at the Fremantle Prison and finishing at 8pm during the Gaelic Gumbo concert on the lawns in front of Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach.

You can register your interest in hearing this amazing story at one or more of the following sixteen locations at various times throughout the day. Free event - bookings preferred.

1. Fremantle Prison at 7.00am.

2. Samson House at 7.45am.

3. Fremantle Arts Centre at 8.15am

4. Clancy's Fish Pub at 9.15am

5. Queens Square at 10.15am

6. Fremantle Town Hall Foyer at 11.00am.

7. The Aardvark, Norfolk Hotel at 12 noon.

8. The Hougoumont Hotel at 1.10pm

9. St Teresa's Library, Notre Dame University at 2.00pm

10. Bar Orient at 2.40pm

11. B Shed, Victoria Quay at 3.30pm

12. WA Maritime Museum at 4.00pm

13. Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre at 5.00pm.

14. Fremantle Roundhouse at 5.45pm

15. Samsons Cellars at 6.30pm

16. Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach at 8pm

A comprehensive map of the Moondyne Walk is available at

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Throughout the streets of Fremantle

Fremantle, WA 6160


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