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Unlock Your Big Idea The Meeting Place

You could have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and not even realise it! Great ideas are all about solving problems. Road test your idea and learn how to turn your hobby/talent into a business. Find out about Design Thinking as a tool to improve and grow your idea. You may be eligible for business skills training, mentoring and start-up funding.

History of Aboriginal Incarceration at Fremantle Prison

Uncover the legacy of indigenous incarceration at ‘Walyalup’, a story of sadness and survival.Join Fremantle Prison’s experienced Tour Guides and learn about the confronting history of Aboriginal incarceration in Fremantle and Western Australia. Aboriginal people have been incarcerated in Western Australian prisons since the early days of the colony, first appearing at Fremantle Prison in 1858 when the convict and colonial prison systems were merged. By 1954, the number of Aboriginal prisoners had increased significantly, with men, women and children incarcerated in great numbers. This was in part due to a legacy of discriminatory legislation that resulted in differential treatment…

Floor Talk Protest and Unrest Exhibition

Join Curator Olimpia Cullity as she walks you through Fremantle Prison's new exhibition, focusing on key stories and artefacts, and the exhibition’s journey from concept to delivery. 'Protest and Unrest at Fremantle Prison' explores the ways in which prisoners reacted to and railed against their imprisonment and the conditions under which they lived. Several protests are examined in detail, using personal accounts from prisoners, officers and the administration.  The exhibition also showcases objects never displayed before, such as improvised weapons from the 1988 riot, an electric battery box and prisoner graffiti, presenting a confronting view of life inside.Registration for this event is…


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.