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Judges' citation:
The adaptation of the women’s division of Fremantle Prison into a world-class hostel is a standout heritage tourism product which will not only act as a drawcard to attract more visitors to Fremantle but help them appreciate the significance of the World Heritage listed site and the broader port city.

World Heritage-listed Fremantle Prison was built in the 1850s with the first convicts occupying it in 1855, all the way up until 1991. The women’s division of the prison is now the Fremantle Prison YHA.

Fremantle Prison YHA is a hostel for international and domestic travellers who are looking for a unique and culturally rich experience when coming for a short-term stay in the metropolitan area. A detailed interpretation of the history of the Woman’s Division has been displayed throughout the building to educate visitors on the prison’s past and allow them to fully appreciate the significance of the building and its place in Western Australia’s heritage.
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