Fremantle Through the Lens – A Walk with Freddy Samson
Explore the historic films and life and times of Sir Frederick Samson in a unique Walking Tour format hosted by local historians Mike & Joy Lefroy.
Sir Frederick Samson was a successful businessman and was elected to the Fremantle City Council in 1936. This gave him unique access to the comings and goings of the town as the world prepared for war. Through Freddy’s exquisite 16mm lens audiences will witness ordinary people preparing for an extraordinary war, as well as many other scenes of historical interest from the 1930s to 1970s.
Mike Lefroy is well known for exploring stories from his own backyard of Fremantle. He is a descendant of Engineer-in-Chief, CY O’Connor, Surveyor General John Septimus Roe and Premier Henry Bruce Lefroy. Joy was the Head of Education at the National Trust of WA. Mike and Joy are passionate about local history and love to share their knowledge.
Genrefonix and Museums Without Walls are proud to collaborate with the Samson Family History Group and the State Library of Western Australia to present these films and walking tour.
This event has been co-produced by the City of Fremantle.