Who We Are

Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Inc is a not for profit community group formed to remember and commemorate the Irish Fenian political prisoners transported to Western Australia in 1868.
On board the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to Australia, these 62 Fenians wrote journals and diaries, held regular concerts and produced a newspaper of seven editions – The Wild Goose.
Our volunteer organisation commemorates the Fenians and significant anniversaries of this story through festivals, lectures, music and other cultural events.
We welcome involvement from descendants of the Fenians and all those interested in this story.

The Story, Remembered and Retold

The Fenians Story

The Fenians were young people who grew up in Ireland during the time of the Great Famine (Great Hunger). They wanted independence for their country from British rule and were prepared to fight for their cause. When their plot failed, some were transported to Fremantle, Western Australia.

The story of the audacious escapes of some of these Fenians has captured the hearts and minds of descendants and sympathisers around the world.

Listen to our Podcasts

Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Inc has recorded a number of podcasts.

Hear about the Fenian Rising of 1867, the journey on board the Hougoumont, John Boyle O’Reilly and more.