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A Community Enterprise: The History of the Port of Freemantle, 1897 to 1997$
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Malcolm Tull

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780968128824

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780968128824.001.0001

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The Birth of a Modern Port

The Birth of a Modern Port

(p.9) Chapter 1 The Birth of a Modern Port
A Community Enterprise: The History of the Port of Freemantle, 1897 to 1997

Malcolm Tull

Liverpool University Press

This chapter concerns the establishment and early development of the port, with particular focus on C.Y. O’Connor’s plan for the development of the inner harbour. Tull explores some of the early difficulties with the running of the port, particularly the problem of the rock blockage on the harbour that caused merchants to threaten to avoid Fremantle altogether.

Keywords:   C. Y. O’Connor, Port Planning, Swan River, Maritime Merchants, Fremantle

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