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What We Found Under The Floor: Archaeology at Fremantle Prison

Join archaeologist Dan Holland for a one hour talk highlighting various discoveries made during site conservation works at Fremantle Prison.

Fremantle Prison housed inmates from its construction by convicts in the 1850s until its closure as an operating maximum security prison in 1991.

In recent years conservation projects have resulted in the discovery of a number of items including convict pipes, handwritten letters, slate etchings, drawings, photographs, clothes, knives, smoking paraphernalia, photographs, and tattoo devices.

Hear why these findings are so important to archaeologists and curators, find out what happens to the material recovered and see examples of objects found and how they expand the understanding of the prisoner experience at Fremantle Prison.

Registration for this event is essential as spaces are limited.

Please contact Fremantle Prison via email on functions@fremantleprison.com.au or by phone on (08) 9336 9205.

Event dates

Event Details

1 The Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia

11.45am - 12.45pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Prebooking requiredevents@fremantleprison.com.au08 9336 9205
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: