FOR ALL THOSE WITH AN INTEREST
IN BRITISH INDIA STEAM NAVIGATION (BI)
BI Reunion Fremantle October 15-20, 2008
the Fremantle reunion review page
arrangements for the Fremantle reunion are in progress; currently
(Aug 7) 172 people are booked to attend with a very good
representation from overseas.
organisers will accept late bookings provided registration
forms and full payment are received by the end of August.
There is a block booking of rooms at the Esplanade Hotel
at competitive rates and a few rooms are still available.
The cost per person in Australian Dollars is $25.00 Registration
Fee and $350.00 for the five ‘official’ functions
latest arrangements, including full details
of the whole event and a number of
tours which have been arranged, please see the downloadable
Wednesday Oct 15: Welcome
Cocktail Party (evening)
Thursday Oct 16: Fremantle Port and Swan River Boat Cruise, lunch
Friday Oct 17: Evening Barbecue
Saturday Oct 18: Gala Dinner
Sunday Oct 19: Curry Luncheon.
Esplanade Hotel: $215.00 per room per night (single or double occupancy)
Buffet Breakfast: $27.50 per person
Functions: $350 per person (one price all 5 functions)
Please note that with the exception of an initial cocktail drink
at the Cocktail Party drinks are not included in the above price.
A (non refundable) registration fee of $25 per head as soon as
possible to assist us estimating numbers and covering initial expenses.
A refundable deposit of $125 per head will be required by October
31, 2007. Refunds of deposit for cancellations can be made up until
July 31, 2008. The balance of function costs ($225) will be required
no later than 1st August 1, 2008.
Payments for registration, deposit and balance can be made:
* By bank draft in Australian dollars (draft to be drawn on an Australian
* By personal cheque in non Australian currency. Please
include the equivalent of $10 extra per cheque to cover bank clearance/conversion
* By personal Australian dollar cheque
* Electronic Transfer: BSB: 086-138 A/C: 86604 4346 (NAB)
* All fees/cheques payable to: BI Reunion Fremantle 2008.
The Esplanade Hotel
Esplanade Hotel has given us a discounted fixed rate for the room
and for the buffet breakfast. As the cocktail party, barbecue and
gala dinner will all be held at the Esplanade Hotel, we would like
to encourage all attendees to stay at the hotel.
can be made directly with the hotel - by internet,
fax or phone quoting the Client Login User Name and Password.
On receipt of your registration fee, we will send you these details
separately. The website of the hotel is at: www.esplanadehotelfremantle.com.au
has changed dramatically since BI days thanks to being host to
the America’s Cup in 1987. It is now a vibrant, attractive
port city, with much to do and see within walking distance of the
Esplanade Hotel. For example, the maritime museums, Victoria Quay,
Cappuccino Strip, heritage buildings, the Fremantle Gaol, Fishing
Boat Harbour and the Fremantle markets. There is also a free bus
service around town. Visit: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au
Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and reputed to
be the most remote capital city in the world. It is a beautiful
city located on the banks of the Swan River 25 kilometres from
Fremantle, easily reached by train or bus. A visit to Kings Park
for views of the city and Swan River is a 'must do'.
Australia is renowned for its wildflowers which will still be blooming
in the southwest of the state during October. Allow time before
or after the reunion to organise a trip further afield. Visit www.westernaustralia.com
for information on the
many attractions in Western Australia.
Occasionally the organisers receive requests for list of attendees.
Due to Privacy Act regulations, we will only include on such a list
the names of attendees who have given explicit
permission so to do. Lists will only be provided to ex BI people attending
or considering attending the reunion. Please indicate accordingly
on the registration form.
up your printable Fremantle
reunion booking form here