The Stocks

Trish Woodford

Joined May 2009

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The old stocks remaining in the centre of the Round House, in Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia.
Camera – Nikon D90
1/320s-F4.5
Tried converting to Sepia as I thought it would suit, but it lost something in translation.

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The Round House is the oldest remaining building in Western Australia. It was built as a gaol and was the first permanent building in the colony.

It was designed by HW Reveley, the colony’s first civil engineer, and built in 1830 – 1831. The Round House had eight cells and a gaolers residence which all opened up into a central courtyard.

Bay whaling was carried out from Bathers beach below the Round House. As part of the whaling operations a tunnel was constructed under the Round House to provide whalers with access to the town from the jetty and bathers beach.

When the first convicts arrived in 1850 the Round House was inadequate to house them so the convicts built a new goal which was completed in the 1850’s and continued to be used as Fremantle prison through until 1991.

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