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Victim of Fire

By Admin

Date: 06 October 2016

The National Hotel has had an eventful history since it's opening in 1868. However, what this iconic building is worst known for is it's awful luck with fire. 4 fires have hit this beautiful heritage icon, with their level of severity increasing over the years. In...

The War Years

By Admin

Date: 17 August 2016

During World War 2, Fremantle became home to one of the largest bases for Allied submarines in the Southern Hemisphere. There were up to 167 US, British and Dutch submariners throughout the war, however tensions between transient American and non-American soldiers often led to alcohol...

The New Hotel

By Admin

Date: 09 July 2016

Some time before 1902 the hotel was purchased by Daniel and Michael Mulcahy. The Mulcahy brothers were born in Tipperary, Ireland and came to Australia in the early 1860's. Starting in Queensland, they were originally pastoralists that obtained some hotel interests. Later coming to Western...

The First Murder

By Admin

Date: 31 May 2016

Less than a year later after the license for The National Hotel was granted, William Conroy was arrested for the murder of Councillor John Snook outside Fremantle Town Hall. Fremantle Town Hall officially opened on 22nd June 1887, this was held back 7 months so it...