Point of Interest

The Roundhouse

Australia / The Pacific

The twelve-sided Roundhouse is the oldest building still standing in Western Australia today.  It is the first permanent building to have been built in the Swan River Colony in the late 1830s.  It offers stunning views over Bathers Beach and the Indian Ocean.  Initially built as a gaol, the Roundhouse has since been a police lock-up, accommodation for police and a storage facility, before opening to the public.  There is a tunnel built beneath the Roundhouse in 1837 by the Fremantle Whaling Company.

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