Public Art in Cottesloe
Cottesloe is a coastal suburb of Perth in Western Australia. In 1886 Governor Federick Napier
Broome was given the pleasure of naming the newly subdivided area of Crown Land. He chose Cottesloe in honor of
Thomas Francis Fremantle (Lord Cottesloe) the first Baron of Swanbourne. His brother, Captain Charles Howe
Fremantle, was the first person to raise the British flag at Fremantle on the 2nd May, 1829. The Cottesloe Beach is
considered one of the top family beaches in the world.
Public art in Cottesloe includes numerous plaques recognising Willem de Vlamingh's landing on the
shores of Cottesloe. There is also an extensive collection of sculptures purchased by the Cottesloe Council from
the annual Sculptures By The Sea exhibitions.