Fremantle Prison

entrance courtyard

picture on the wall

a shower before doing time

main prison building

our menacing guide, Andrew

prison cells

immersed in history

prison timetable

kitchen

from the courtyard

eerie

original cell

improved cell later on

Andrew and the corporal punishment stand

the gallows

“Step inside and do time with us,” the Fremantle Prison beckons, and V and I happily obliged. The Prison was built by convicts in the 1850s and was used as a place of incarceration for almost 140 years. It is now Western Australia’s only World Heritage listed building. Andrew, our tour guide, looked and sounded menacing as he stepped us through what life was like for the convicts locked behind its walls. I’ve never been an avid history student, but I attributed it to the way it was taught to me, through reciting names, places, and dates in the classroom when the best way to learn of our history is to immerse ourselves in its legacy.

Photos by Arnold Hozana

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