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Posted in city of fremantle, historic, roundhouse, Uncategorized by freoview on July 3, 2017

Cliff and High old jhistoric building with Roundhouse


CHALKY’S one of my favourite Fremantle cafes in the far west end of High Street posted this historic photo on their Facebook page, so I want to share it with you.

CHALKY’S is in the former Tram Building (second one). The mural paintings inside the cafe depict the Roundhouse, Fremantle tram, and other historic things. The coffee and food is great, so try it out!

The corner building is now a vacant carpark where Notre Dame University will be building their new School of Nursing and Midwifery next year.

As you can see the steps to the Roundhouse were going up from both sides but that changed when they built the railway line to Fremantle Port in front of it.

Take the kids during the school holidays to the firing of the cannon on the gundeck behind the Roundhouse. Every day at 1 pm. It’s fun and bloody loud.

Roel Loopers

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  1. Cheryl said, on July 3, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Ask the volunteer Guides on duty or contact the Round House Office on 9336 6897 (email to book in advance to act as our Honorary Gunner and fire the cannon at 1.00pm. You will need to present yourselves to the Watch Leader on the gun deck no later than 12.40pm to be briefed on the mandatory safety procedures and will be presented with a Certificate to record the event ……..It is interesting and FUN!

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