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Freo Today. 3 July 2020, 12.26 pm. Market Street, Fremantle, looking South. The Manning Building refurb feeling fantastic. Stylish. Looks like a commercial strip once again. Well done to all concerned!

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…
What our editor’s skimming today in Life, Law & Culture
Look at this, if for no other reason than to watch the great live first graph. Australia does quite well,…
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’? in Uncategorised
Micheal? Actually, Micheal where both the ‘i’ and the ‘a’ have a little accent over them - as in Mícheál.…
Interview With Doug Thompson in Fremantle People
As part of our continuing Governing Freo-style series of interviews with Councillors of the City of Fremantle, we are pleased…

Layla O episode 11 – Show me the Guru

Layla O, the incomparable, the irrepressible, the irresistible, the sometimes irritating, and very famous Agony Aunt, now weaves her particular brand of video magic weekly on the Shipping News. Layla is the mistress of mellow, mellifluous and sometimes melancholy advice for those who find themselves in need in these pandemic times. She has brought with her to the Shipping News her loyal followers from YouTube, numbering in the many, and now looks forward to answering your very Freo lovelorn letters each Friday. If you’re in need, email your question to LAYLA O at layla@fremantleshippingnews.com.au If you missed them, click to…
Places I Love – Dublin On Bloomsday in Life, Law & Culture
Bloomsday is celebrated on 16 June each year. There is a carnival vibe around Dublin on Bloomsday. When I lived…
Fine Photography – Georgina Barker in Life, Law & Culture
This week we feature Georgina Barker. Georgina lives and breathes Fremantle. She started out her professional life as a journalist,…
COSCO SHIPPING – What A Story! in Shipping News
COSCO Antwerp (IMO: 9246396), a pretty blue container ship sailing under the flag of the United Kingdom, was in Fremantle…

Coming! Anthology Of First Nations And Black Fiction For Young Adults

Now for something really interesting: Fremantle Press has called for submissions to a new anthology of First Nations and Black speculative, visionary fiction for young adults   Co-curated with Djed Press and edited by Rafeif Ismail and Ellen van Neerven, Unlimited Futures: Speculative, Visionary Blak+Black Fiction provides the chance for established and emerging First Nations writers and Black writers to share the stories they wish had existed when they were growing up. The project was announced as part of the panel ‘Bla(c)k Speculative Fiction’ at the Emerging Writers’ Festival’s National Writers’ Conference.   Editor Rafeif Ismail said the project was…

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