Talks

Convict History Tour

Step back in time to discover the fascinating convict history of Fremantle Prison, Western Australia’s only World Heritage listed building. Find out why almost 10,000 men were transported, how they built their own prison and helped to shape the future of Western Australia. Join one of our experienced tour guides and step back in time to discover the convict history of Western Australia’s most significant heritage attraction. Arriving in Fremantle in 1850, the job of the first convicts was to build themselves a prison. Construction of Fremantle Prison began in 1852, and by 1855 convicts had moved into the partially completed…

A night of insightful discussion with author Kathy Lette

Autism West is pleased to announce they will be hosting a night of insightful discussion with visiting author, Kathy Lette, on 9 May 2017 at The University of Notre Dame. A pioneering voice of contemporary feminism and author to numerous bestselling books including Puberty Blues, Kathy is an active ambassador for a number of organisations including Women and Children’s First and the White Ribbon Alliance, and is mother to a son who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Kathy will be discussing her latest book, Best Laid Plans, an exploration of the challenges faced by parents of children on the autism spectrum once they grow up, shining a light on a previously undiscussed subject. Join us for a night guaranteed to entertain and inform. Light refreshments will be provided, including beer, wine and soft drinks, Kathy’s new book will be available for purchase, and Kathy will be signing copies of her book. About Kathy Lette: Kathy Lette is a celebrated and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. She is one of the pioneering voices of contemporary feminism, paving the way for Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham. She first achieved succès de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and TV sitcom writer in America and Australia, she’s written 11 international bestsellers in her characteristic witty voice, including Mad Cows (a movie starring Joanna Lumley and Anna Freil), How to Kill Your Husband - and Other Handy Houshold Hints (staged by the Victorian opera) and The Boy Who Fell to Earth. She is an ambassador for Women and Children’s First, Plan International, the White Ribbon Alliance, Ambitious About Autism and the NAS. Kathy Lette lives in London, and can often be found at The Savoy drinking a cocktail named after her. Kathy is an autodidact (a word she taught herself) but in 2010, received an honorary doctorate from Southampton Solent University.


Talks

With a vibrant and diverse community that is passionate about sustainability, visual arts, music, writing, sustainability, heritage and more Fremantle regularly hosts a range of talks by experts in their field. Check our listings for talks presented by the City of Fremantle, University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Arts Centre, The Meeting Place, Fremantle Library and the WA Maritime Museum and keep up with what’s on in Fremantle.