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Freo Today. 21 June 2021. No midsummer parties here, but a few midwinter ones. Winter solstice. Shortest day of the year. Rain still clearing. Some up early, like Jean Hudson to snap his snap of the Eagle Express on her way to Rottnest from Victoria Quay. Enjoy he shortest day!

‘Farmers’ or ‘Hunter Gatherers’? in Life, Law & Culture
> An aerial view of an Aboriginal stone arrangement in the Channel Country of Central Australia. Such arrangements may be…
The Freo People Podcasts – A Veritable Treasure Trove! in Fremantle People
Hey there folks! It’s hard to believe four years have now passed since we launched Fremantle Shipping News and began…
Places I Love – Harvey & May Gibbs in Life, Law & Culture
I recently visited Harvey, 140 kilometres south of Perth, and came across Stirling Cottage. Stirling Cottage is in the gardens…

Enough is Enough – How To Close Down The Stolen Bike Business?

This week we posted a story on The Stolen Bike Business around Freo. There are so many reports of bikes being stolen, bikes big and small, pedal and electric, some like small cars, some belonging to kids, some to people who have no other means of transport, many if not most uninsured, many locked but to no avail, and so on and so forth. Our story has received an enormous response. The big question everyone is asking is - how do we, the community with the help of the State Government, WA Police and local government, stop the incidence of…
A Corner of Freo – The Arts Centre/Finnerty St, Cantonment Hill, Queen Victoria and James Streets in Streets of Freo
There is different ship at the bottom of our driveway every few days. Near the Port and depending on the…
The Move To Regulate Big Tech Is On in Life, Law & Culture
US lawmakers are taking a massive swipe at big tech. If it lands, the impact will be felt globally Five antitrust…
Winter Warmer: The Freo Winter Coffee Ritual in Life, Law & Culture
In the weekend just gone we had three surprises. First, Bob Hawke died. It was sad news which took the…
The Stolen Bike Business in Life, Law & Culture
We here in Freo recently and proudly accepted the accolade of being the Artistic Capital of WA. I suspect we…
BIG NEWS – With More Questions – State Moves On Port And Freo’s Future in Architecture + Urban Design
As with the Fremantle Dockers, the ‘future is here’, in Freo, all about us, as confirmed today by the McGowan…
Interview With Iain Grandage – Artistic Director, Perth Festival in Fremantle People
Iain Grandage is a highly accomplished guy. He is one of Australia’s - and Fremantle’s - most highly regarded collaborative…

Maritime Movements – The Indomitable, McArthur, Pressure Drop!

Driving toward the Queen Victoria Street intersection down James Street, the massive white bulk of a RO-RO filled the background. As the car passed the bus stop at the bend, just before the Stirling Bridge and Canning Highway lights, I spied out of the corner of my eye, a pretty little white ship. I texted my editor, “Have you seen the cute little white thing in harbour now?”. This was on Tuesday, 8 June 2021 at 1721hrs. His reply was that he hadn’t, but would keep an eye of for it. The cute little…
Reflections Of A BO – Arriving In Australia in Shipping News
It is a very difficult, almost impossible activity for those of us born in this lucky country to imagine and…
Here’s My Bridge Option 5 in Architecture + Urban Design
The debate over a replacement for the Old Traffic Bridge continues apace, as this recent long read article by Michael…
Just Dreaming…But Wouldn’t Sagrada Familia Be Good! in Life, Law & Culture
If I could go anywhere: the dizzying spectacle of Gaudí's Basílica de la Sagrada Família John Willsteed, Queensland University of…

Learn How To Reduce Your Home Waste – For Free

Many of you will recall our story and podcast interview with Wafa Lama about her intriguing start-up, The Sustainable Community Club. If you missed it, here it is again. Well , Wafa has a new course starting on Saturday 3 July, and it’s supported by the City of Fremantle. The program is a trial supported by the City of Fremantle to help it shape the information the City provides to the community and participants will be asked to complete a bin audit as well as a survey. The course is valued at $100 per individual or $150 per household but…

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