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Freo Today. 14 June 2024. A new business has just popped up around 96 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle, on the left travelling north, near the lights just before the Old Traffic Bridge.
Redipods ‘Mini Cabins’, the signage says. Or is really more Freo social housing?!

Rarely a Dull Moment – Multiple Dwellings, Varying Grouped Dwelling Design, Notre Dame Carparks, Ice Cream, Amalgamating setback area, Owls in Architecture + Urban Design
Hi there Shippees. It’s been raining cats, dogs, and rabbits out there leading up to Wednesday night’s fortnightly Ordinary Council…
Climaxing Over Climate in Our Environment
I’ve been wrestling with a reverberating question. Can we talk about ‘climate change’, in a spirit of enquiry, rather than…
After a great IOTA21, get ready for IOTA24! in Life, Law & Culture
The Fremantle Shipping News was pleased to attend the launch of IOTA24 - the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial 2024 -…

Philanthropy – What Does it Mean?

Philanthropy is a word that is bandied about in the media so often that we can forget what it means. The word is derived from Greek: philos meaning “love” and anthropos meaning “man” or “humanity”. While philanthropy is associated with giving, the Greek interpretation could be seen as a precursor, and implies that a philanthropist “loves humanity”. How a philanthropist can express this “love of humanity” in a practical manner, was part of a recent discussion at an event held by Fremantle Foundation and Impact100 Fremantle. The event brought together a range of Fremantle Philanthropists, including those with a Named…
Divertimento – Film Review in Life, Law & Culture
Divertimento, a film by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, is opening soon at a Luna Cinema near you. It’s rated PG - as…
Laura Jones wins with our Tim in Life, Law & Culture
In awarding this year’s Archibald Prize to Laura Jones’ portrait of the writer Tim Winton, the Trustees of the Art…
Funding Research into Low Survival Rate Cancers in Life, Law & Culture
Medical research in Australia is wide-ranging and covers the numerous health issues facing our society. There are hundreds of individual…
The Convert – Film Review in Life, Law & Culture
The Convert is a must watch epic historical drama depicting pre-colonial Aotearoa New Zealand and Māori culture. Guy Pearce is…
Freo’s getting a new Ferris Wheel in Architecture + Urban Design
Freo’s ‘Tourist Wheel’ is being dismantled and pulled down after 11 years of service. But don’t stress - a new…
Red Rebels Turtle Mourning in Our Environment
Code Red Who will bear witness? Silent, steadfast as a heartbeat, they do not turn away from grief but stand…

Zen and the Art of Beach Bumming

It’s not easy being a beach bum. There’s a skill to it, for sure, and it’s not an easily acquired skill. Truth be told, it’s a rare art. Years of practice, repetition, and more practice and more repetition are required before you can even modestly claim to be approaching beach bum status. The ultimate aim is to be good at doing nothing, well, nothing much, but retaining a sense of what everyone else around you - from Beijing to Busselton - is doing, preferably without them knowing you know, or care. There’s something of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle…
Impact100 Fremantle & CircusWA – Another Freo success story in Life, Law & Culture
Remember the sheer joy as a child when the circus came to town? The good news is CircusWA lives in…
P&O Cruises Australia no more in Shipping News
Well, no sooner had we celebrated with you P&O Cruises Australia’s fabulous history on the recent launch of A Photographic…
After The Game v Melbourne Rd 12, 2024 – With Snaps Truly in Life, Law & Culture
May I not be haunted by the words. But early last week, two of them were whispered to me from…

Plating Up WA, Plating Up Freo!

In a celebration of WA’s exceptional, world-class produce, over 45 venues statewide, including around Freo, will be showcasing WA-inspired gastronomic creations all through the month of June. You’ll soon hear a lot about the Plating Up WA: Transforming Winter into a Culinary Celebration that’s happening in June. Plating Up WA runs for 30 days and will showcase special dishes loaded with Western Australia's best seasonal ingredients, available at locations all over the State, thanks to the campaign initiated by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Buy West Eat Best program. Around Freo, keep your eyes out for -…