Round House Conservation Management Plan

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We’re preparing a conservation management plan for the Round House, to help guide the future conservation and care of this important place.


Prior to preparing a CMP we asked for your stories, connection and curiosity about the Round House to guide the direction of this work. Your input was an important part of ensuring the heritage values of the Round House are appropriately recognised, assessed and conserved. The Round House building is located on Manjaree (Arthur Head) and the City also consulted specifically with Traditional Owners.



Images courtesy of Fremantle City Library History Centre


What is in the conservation management plan?

The CMP is a large document and also includes appendices and technical reports. To assist you to navigate a few points of interest are included below:

  • Inclusion of history of the site pre-1829 (see pg 21).
  • A proposed revised Statement of Significance (see pg 159) as the existing Statement does not address the broader cultural heritage values of the place to the Western Australian community.
  • Proposed conservation recommendations (see pg 16).
  • Proposed conservation and maintenance schedule (see pg 184).


How can I contribute my thoughts?

Earlier in the year we called on you to help build on the rich stories and existing research already shared about the Round House. We've now prepared a draft conservation management plan and invite your feedback:

  • You can access the CMP online here or in the document library (large file) and share your feedback below; or
  • You can browse a hard copy at the Round House (10.30am to 3.30pm) and complete a submission; or
  • You can browse a copy at the Fremantle History Centre (Library, Fremantle Oval) and complete a submission.


Submit your feedback below or via a hard copy form (available at the Round House or Fremantle Library) by Sunday 8 November 2020.



We’re preparing a conservation management plan for the Round House, to help guide the future conservation and care of this important place.


Prior to preparing a CMP we asked for your stories, connection and curiosity about the Round House to guide the direction of this work. Your input was an important part of ensuring the heritage values of the Round House are appropriately recognised, assessed and conserved. The Round House building is located on Manjaree (Arthur Head) and the City also consulted specifically with Traditional Owners.



Images courtesy of Fremantle City Library History Centre


What is in the conservation management plan?

The CMP is a large document and also includes appendices and technical reports. To assist you to navigate a few points of interest are included below:

  • Inclusion of history of the site pre-1829 (see pg 21).
  • A proposed revised Statement of Significance (see pg 159) as the existing Statement does not address the broader cultural heritage values of the place to the Western Australian community.
  • Proposed conservation recommendations (see pg 16).
  • Proposed conservation and maintenance schedule (see pg 184).


How can I contribute my thoughts?

Earlier in the year we called on you to help build on the rich stories and existing research already shared about the Round House. We've now prepared a draft conservation management plan and invite your feedback:

  • You can access the CMP online here or in the document library (large file) and share your feedback below; or
  • You can browse a hard copy at the Round House (10.30am to 3.30pm) and complete a submission; or
  • You can browse a copy at the Fremantle History Centre (Library, Fremantle Oval) and complete a submission.


Submit your feedback below or via a hard copy form (available at the Round House or Fremantle Library) by Sunday 8 November 2020.


Tell your story

Share your story, connection or curiosity by adding to the public story board below. 

The Round House has had many uses over the years including a gaol for the settlement, a holding point for Aboriginal prisoners being sent to Rottnest, a lock-up, house and for storage. Many workers have also been involved in repairs or works over the years. Today it operates as a significant tourist destination manned by the Fremantle Volunteer Heritage Guides.

If you would prefer to submit directly rather than on the public story board please use the 'make a direct submission' tab. 

Thank you for your contribution. 

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    Round House 1953

    by KimC, 11 months ago

    I saw your Round House Article in the latest Fre-Oh magazine & thought you might like the following photos from my late Mother - Betty Scott’s photo album. They were all taken in October 1953, just before I was born on the 17th October 1953. My parents were leaving Fremantle to go overseas. My late father - Ronald William Cannon was a young Fremantle lawyer who had joined the British Colonial Service and was posted to Uganda, East Africa. He was awaiting my birth, then flew to London University to study, before taking up his posting. Mum & I followed... Continue reading

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