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Posted in fremantle, heritage, roundhouse, Uncategorized, volunteers by freoview on May 9, 2017


Royndhouse volunteers


It is National Volunteer Week and the Fremantle Roundhouse volunteer guides took that as an opportunity to celebrate the commitment of the 40 mainly senior volunteers who open the Roundhouse every day of the year, but for Christmas Day and Good Friday.

They met for breakfast today at the Moore&Moore cafe and moved on for this group photo.

The guides at Western Australia’s oldest public  building welcome over 130,000 visitors through the door every year.

They are there in 40 degree heat and in rain, storm and winter cold and always with a smile on their face and a joke to share with people from all over the world.

Every day at 1 pm the cannon on the gun deck behind the Roundhouse gets fired and they are always looking for a visitor to push the button. Those who do are given a signed certificate to take home.

Tell your visitors about historic Arthur Head, Bathers Beach and the gorgeous West End!

Roel Loopers


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  1. On behalf of the Freo Council, I want to pass on a huge thanks to all the volunteers who make Freo such a special place for residents and visitors. Well done!
    cheers, Brad

  2. Suzanne said, on May 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    You people are fabulous.
    Congratulations and thanks for all you do. Cannot understand why you cannot receive urgent funding whilst money is throwen out willy nilly for parklets to aid minimal cafes. So wrong.
    Priorities Council. Priorities.

  3. bigjulie said, on May 9, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Well done Team!

    I just had a “light bulb moment”………. why not put electricity into the Round House? Maybe Mens’ Shed could dig the trench and some of the retired electricians run the spaghetti thing mes? I can see it now as some bright modern Mayor says, amidst the Champagne Evening celebration:
    “Built in 1831, now after 186 years… LET THERE BE LIGHT” as the huge switch is thrown majestically.
    Think of the exposure, the current of patriotic reaffirmation, the inclusion of modernity – fans, air-conditioners, defibrillators, coke machines, LED strip lighting, night tours and CCTV with reduction in the insurance premium. Just a silly thought. Better to wait another 186 years, No?

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