Convicts in Fremantle

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First convicts arrive by ship in Fremantle

1850

Convicts commence building of Fremantle Prison

1851

Perimeter Walls built around prison

1854

Convicts moved to Fremantle Prison

1855

Perimeter walls rebuilt due to mini earthquake

1856

Fremantle Prison finished

1859

Four escape to Shark Bay

1859

Moondyne Joe's great escape

1866

Moondyne Joe recaptured

1868

Last convicts sent to Western Australia

1868

The Catalpa Escape

1876