Suburb Profile - Samson

Named in honour of one of Fremantle's most noted families, Lionel Samson arrived at Fremantle in 1829 and the business he established there, Lionel Samson and Sons Pty. Ltd. The business is the state's oldest established family business. Two of his descendants have been Mayor of Fremantle, with Sir William Frederick Samson serving for over 20 years in the 1950s and 60s.