Robert Drew to launch the Fremantle Heritage Festival

Robert Drewe was assigned to the Fremantle office of The West Australian  in 1961 when he began his career as a cadet reporter.  There was rich fodder for an intrepid young journalist:  unsolved murders, boating disasters, prison escapes, heaving brothels, hotel bloodhouses and wild ambulance rides, all of which belied the town’s apparent mercantile respectability.  Since then, Robert has become one of the nation’s most notable storytellers, famous for such works as The Bodysurfers and The Shark Net.

In this special sunset launch of the Fremantle Heritage Festival (27th of May 2016 at 6:30pm at Corner of Croke Street and Cliff Street), Robert will demonstrate how truth, myth and story can sometimes make for the best of histories.

This event also includes the launch of Fremantle: Empire, Faith and Conflict (the latest volume of Studies in Western Australian History) and showcases some of Fremantle’s best history-makers in market stalls.

RSVP: heritagefestival@nd.edu.au or 9433 0575

Here is a good snip of it from the West today

my fair freo robert drew

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2 Responses to Robert Drew to launch the Fremantle Heritage Festival

  1. Jill Beaton/ aldrovandi says:

    Sounds great. Where will Robert drew be speaking? Regards. Jill Beaton/aldrovandi

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