Studies day back

THE Fremantle History Society’s annual Fremantle Studies Day is on tomorrow, Sunday October 25.

The day will include four presentations which will explore the relationship between the city centre and the ‘burbs, from the 19th century to today.

Mary Ann Goodlich will mirror concerns raised by unsuccessful council candidate Noorel Mecklai that modern planning policies and infill are undermining the original plans for Hilton to be a “garden suburb”.

Archaeologist Jillian Barteaux will look at the sea bathing and beach culture of South Beach, while noted architect Rob McKellar Campbell will look at the “prehistory of conservation in Fremantle”.

Historian Kris Bizzaca will pick over the carcass of the once-loved Deckchair Theatre via old items such as posters and costumes that have survived.

The day starts at 1pm at the Hilton Hall on Paget Street and costs $15 for members and $18 for non-members.

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