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1901 - Trades Hall, Fremantle, Western Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg
S 32° 03.424 E 115° 44.741
50H E 381592 N 6452550
Quick Description: A dated former Trades Hall
Location: Western Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 4/29/2015 5:29:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMNT9Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 4

Long Description:
The former Trades Hall is a two storey painted brick and corrugated iron roofed building designed in the Federation Free Classical style of architecture. The foundation stone laid by Sir John Forrest and was opened in 1904 by W. H. Carpenter, the Labour Member for Fremantle. The '888' on the façade signifies ‘8 hrs work, 8 hrs leisure, 8 hrs sleep,’ which was the initial aim of trade unions. The building was used as headquarters of the Fremantle Trades and Labour movement, including the 50 Port unions,for the following 60 years. It now has offices on the ground floor and a residence on the upper
Year of construction: 1904

Full inscription:
FREMANTLE TRADES HALL The foundation stone of this building was laid on 26th March A.D 1901 by thr Right Hon Sir John Forrest P.C. C.C.M.C. D.C.L. M.H.R. Federal Minister of Defence Labor omnia vincit Joseph D Allen C.E. Architect Claude R Spurr Mouart St Fremantle superviser

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