It was a historic day in Fremantle with the commemoration of the ANZAC centenary and the vintage train from Blackboy Hill bringing the troops to Fremantle, where they paraded through the West End to Fremantle harbour.
Western Australia’s newest Governor, and former CEO of Fremantle Ports, Kerry Sanderson, was there, as was Premier Colin Barnett, MP Melissa Parke, member for Fremantle Simone McGurk, RSL State President and Vietnam veteran Graham Edwards, and Freo Mayor Brad Pettitt.
I am sure there were many more celebrities but I did not get to see the VIP front row so don’t know who else was present.
Former Fremantle Councillor John Dowson has published another historic photo book Off to War about ANZAC and Western Australia’s and Fremantle’s involvement in WW I (1914-1918)
The book was launched at the Army Museum by Premier Colin Barnett last night and is available in bookshops now.
Today John will be at B Shed on Victoria Quay from 10 am to 2 pm and sign the books, so while supporting the Blackboy Hill train journey and the march through Fremantle pop in at B Shed and purchase a book.