Take a journey to the time of the Wadjuk, the traditional custodians of Fremantle, Perth and the Swan River. learn of Fremantle's untold history spanning from the Ancient Dreamtime to the arrival of the early explorers and settlers.Hear an ancient Dreamtime story of the Nyoongar people.
Visit the Roundhouse Prison, Western Australia's first public building and explore the history under the guidance of the Fremantle Volunteer Guides.
Follow the story of Yagan (The Wadjuk Warrior) and Midgegooroo (The Wadjuk Elder of the Beeliar people) who both resisted settlment at a costly price in the year of 1833 Hear stories of the Dreamtime and discover how sustainability and caring for nature was a way of life.
90 minutes in duration Tour departs from the lawn of the Shipwreck Galleries Museum, Cliff St Fremantle.
Schools please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding excursions and Incursions.Visit the Fremantle Whaling Tunnel, learn of early whaling and hear the Aboriginal perspective as to ‘why whales beach themselves’. Discover bush food and interesting native coastal plants.
ADDITIONAL TOUR INFORMATIONAll of our tours are conducted outdoors. We recommend that visitors are adequately prepared with the following:
· Comfortable clothing
· Comfortable walking shoes
· Hat and sunscreen
· Drink bottle
Flight of steps to get to the Roundhouse.
We do ask that our guests are gathered on the lawn of the Maritime Museum Shipwreck Gallery 10 minutes before departure time to ensure all guests are accounted for. Route:Start: The lawn area of the Maritime Museum Shipwreck Galleries (1:30pm)
1st Stop: Behind the Shipwreck Galleries on Little High Street (historical buildings)
2nd Stop: The Tea Trees behind Bathers Beach adjacent to the railway track (bush plants, festival talk and ice age)
3rd Stop: Limestone cliff (fresh water and limestone)
4th Stop: Arthur Head lawn at the top of the southern steps (Yagan,Midgegooroo and Carnac Island)
5th Stop: The Time Ball Cannon (childrens river map, Rottnest Island)
6th Stop: The Round House Prison (10 minute visit to explore )
7th Stop: The Fremantle Whaling Tunnel (Whale beachings, Dreaming story of the birds, fire and tides)
Tour concludes, walk back to Museum