Samson House (National Trust Of WA)

Samson House (National Trust Of WA)

Take a guided tour through the iconic Samson House and learn about one of Fremantle’s most influential families.
Arriving in the Swan River Colony on the first merchant ship the Calista on 5 August 1829 were two brothers Lionel and William Samson. The brothers started a successful business and obtained the first licence to sell liquor.
Located in Walyalup (Fremantle) on Whadjuk Noongar Country this impressive home was built in 1888 for Michael Samson who after a life of adventure – and often misadventure! – went on to become an active member of local Fremantle politics and ultimately Mayor of Fremantle from 1905 to 1907.
With three generations of wealth politics and community spirit there are many stories to uncover at this National Trust heritage place

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