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Freo Today. 10 July 2020, but there most days, we’ll sort of. Not so much there at the moment. Spare a thought while you consider Spare Parts, for all the performing art people and businesses throughout our great land, and especially in Freo. Wishing you well, and a speedy return to our streets and performance art places.

Places I love – Gnomesville in Life, Law & Culture
Gnomesville is a little bit quirky and little bit magic. Gnomesville is only an hour and a half from Perth…
Layla O episode 13 – The Seven Year Itch in Life, Law & Culture
Layla O, the incomparable, the irrepressible, the irresistible, the sometimes irritating, and very famous Agony Aunt, now weaves her particular…
What our editor’s skimming today in Life, Law & Culture
We love this DNA stuff. NYTimes A small offering to Hong Kong people. Hong Kong citizens offered extended visas as…

What’s happening with our Fremantle Traffic bridge?

As many will know, there are State Government plans afoot to replace the heritage listed, timber Fremantle Traffic Bridge The Proposal Here’s the Main Roads WA’s announcement. The announcement says that - ‘The project will: - replace Fremantle Traffic Bridge - include a new rail bridge - providing an opportunity to improve passenger and freight rail access into Fremantle, and - incorporate a new path for people walking and cycling to connect North Fremantle Station to the new bridge and across Swan River. ‘ This suggests the old bridge will be completely removed. However, Main Roads also says that they…
Interview With Frank Mofflin in Life, Law & Culture
This week, as part of our continuing Governing Freo-style interview series, we are pleased to bring to you our interview…
Poets Paddock – Daphne Milne in Life, Law & Culture
This week we are pleased to feature Daphne Milne. Now Fremantle based, England was home for Daphne for much of…
From The Bookshelf – Authors 4-6 in Life, Law & Culture
One of the more interesting by-products of the ongoing pandemic revolves around the choices we make when we are suddenly…
Layla O episode 12 – Frankly in Life, Law & Culture
Layla O, the incomparable, the irrepressible, the irresistible, the sometimes irritating, and very famous Agony Aunt, now weaves her particular…
Interview With Rachel Pemberton in Life, Law & Culture
This week, as part of our continuing Governing Freo-style interview series, we are pleased to bring to you our interview…
The ‘My Home’ Project Takes Off in Architecture + Urban Design
The ‘My Home’ project, the brainchild of architect Michelle Blakeley, involves a public-private partnership who’s sole aim is to provide…

Places I Love – Fremantle To Bicton River Walk

I love wandering alone by the Swan River, with enough time to be truly present in the space and without an agenda. It’s the perfect place for spending time in nature and witnessing the benefits of the outdoors. One of my favourite river walks is from Freo to Bicton.   I usually park on Tuckfield Street, Fremantle, right near the Freo-East Freo border near the playground, and take a few pictures of the Rainbow Sea Containers next to Canning Highway. At 9 metres high and 19 metres long, Marcus Canning’s artwork is big and colourful – a favourite photo stop…
Bloody Victorians! in Life, Law & Culture
We thick-skinned Freo folk are well-used to out-of-towners taking pot-shots at our beloved Port City.(Don’t you just love hyphenated words!)…
Big, Bold & Beautiful – For Sale @ 111 South Terrace, Fremantle in Life, Law & Culture
It is rather gorgeous, you have to admit! Look at her/him/it. It can be yours for $1,600,000. It’s a home…
Book Review and Podcast – Father of the lost boys in Life, Law & Culture
What an amazing story - it just had to be told! And thanks to Fremantle Press, Yuot A Alaak’s account…

What’s In A Name – In This Case ‘Mícheál’?

Micheal? Actually, Micheal where both the ‘i’ and the ‘a’ have a little accent over them - as in Mícheál. This, as it happens, is the Irish way of writing and saying ‘Michael’, and not just another case of a kid’s parents not being able to properly spell one of the most popular masculine names of the twentieth century, if you’ll forgive the split infinitive. So how do you pronounce Mícheál? Easy - MEE-HAWL. Say again? MEE-HAWL. And why is any of this important? Well, there are many reasons, but not the least of them is that the newly installed…

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