Local History

Early photographs of Fremantle – Fremantle Heritage Festival 2016

As part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival, view photographs and the history of convict photographer Stephen Stout at the Fremantle History Centre, Monday – Friday from 27 May 2016 until 10 June 2016.

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Stephen Montague Stout, opalotype, 1880s. Photo courtesy R. Williams
William Pearse’s Butcher’s shop & dwelling, 1870s, taken by Stephen Stout. Source: Fremantle History Centre

 Born in 1831, he was transported to WA at the age of 27 in 1858 with three charges of stealing. Stout worked as a Government teacher at Australind, the Perth Barracks School and at Geraldton. He had a career in photography, taking some of the earliest views of Fremantle and Perth. Stout then became a journalist, starting up newspapers in Geraldton before working briefly as editor of the Daily News. He died suddenly in Perth in 1886, leaving six orphaned children.

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Display at the Fremantle History Centre

 

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