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Past Time Exhibition at Fremantle Prison

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Visit the Past in Fremantle Prison
See what prison life was like inside the historic Fremantle Prison at the Past Time Exhibition. The fantastic Past Time Exhibition will be held at the Fremantle Prison Gallery, running from Saturday 31st May until Sunday 31st August, 2014.

Image Courtesy of the Fremantle Prison website
Fremantle Prison Gatehouse


Fremantle prison was a place of incarceration and punishment for over one hundred and thirty six years. The daily schedule was determined by others and although prisoners held at Fremantle Prison did not have freedom, they did have access to work opportunities and leisure activities.

Inmates at Fremantle Prison had daily chores to do and could get work in the kitchen, library or workshops. They could also take part in education programmes, art classes, or self-improvement opportunities.

This informative exhibition showcases a variety of objects from the Fremantle Prison Collection as well as an assortment of black and white photographs taken by photographer Karin Calver-Borshof. The photographs were taken in 1991, over several weeks, just five months before the maximum security prison was closed down.

Image Courtesy of the Fremantle Prison website
Photo by Karin Calvert-Borshoff


The combination of photographs, objects and artifacts that make up this exhibition create a visual record of the facilities and the routines of prison life, that is both interesting and informative.

Featured in both the front and side galleries of the Fremantle Prison, this exhibition gives visitors an insightful look at prison life and how prisoners passed the time in prison. Entry is free.

For further information about the Past Time Exhibition, visit the Fremantle Prison website.
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Why? An Interesting Exhibition in the Fremantle Prison
When: 31st May until 31st August, 2014
Phone: (08) 9336 9200
Where: Fremantle Prison
Cost: Free
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