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Freo Today. 23 November 2020. Everything is transforming. Summer’s on the way! This idyllic scene of palm trees and a sandy beach is not the South Pacific or Tropical Queensland but our very own East Fremantle river foreshore. Great snap taken by Jean Hudson last Friday morning.

It’s Time … To Read A ‘Lost’ Aussie Literary Treasure! in Life, Law & Culture
10 'lost' Australian literary treasures you should read – and can soon borrow from any library Perfecto Capucine/Unsplash Rebecca Giblin,…
The Sannyasin Saga: Colour Comes To Fremantle in Life, Law & Culture
Joseph London is a young Fremantle filmmaker. His documentary The Beloved will be shown at the Revelation Film Festival at…
Cruise Shipping – ‘DON’T DO IT!’ in Shipping News
The CDC, or Centre for Disease Control, in the US, the same one headed by the now famous Dr Fauci,…

Sir John Forrest And The Spanish Flu

In February 1918, while still a cabinet minister in the federal parliament, Sir John Forrest was again to be honoured by the British Crown, being made Baron Forrest of Bunbury. As such, he would have been entitled to sit in the House of Lords in the Imperial parliament in London. He was suffering from ill health and, following several surgical interventions, on the advice of his doctor, he resigned as treasurer in the government of Prime Minister Billy Hughes. He remained as the federal member for Swan. He was 70 years old…
Getting Older, Being Old In Freo in Architecture + Urban Design
In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed issues and inequities across society. How we plan for ageing populations and older…
Freo Photographer Goes Nuclear At Head On in Life, Law & Culture
Brett Leigh Dicks' Nuclear Landscapes photography exhibition is now on display at the Bondi Beach promenade from 6 November to…
Layla O Season 2 Episode 11 – Christmas Gift Vouchers in Life, Law & Culture
Layla O, the incomparable, the irrepressible, the irresistible, the sometimes irritating, and very famous Agony Aunt, now weaves her particular…
Places I Love – Bunbury in Life, Law & Culture
Next time you are travelling ‘douth’ (down south), stop at Bunbury – it is too good to bypass! Bunbury is…
What our editor’s skimming today in Life, Law & Culture
Can you imagine going cruising again any time soon? gCaptain Is this a forward, or backward, step? gCaptain Pirating still…
The Trees Of Fremantle – Olive Trees in Life, Law & Culture
It is hard to walk down any Freo street and not come across an Olive tree. They appear to be…

What’s Happening Here?

We have just noticed this interesting signage near the bollarded entrance to a large industrial-looking site off South Terrace, South Fremantle - on the eastern side just south of East West. ‘Heroes’ we get. The appropriation of ‘Comrades’, however, for something in Freo that looks anything but something designed by or for the Working Class or Labor Left, has us wondering ... Perhaps it’s a sign indicating a place where like-minded people will meet to join arms and sing The Internationale? More probably, it’s just a good example of good advertising! * If you see something happening you think we…
Interview With Josh Wilson MP in Fremantle People
Josh Wilson grew up in Fremantle and is no stranger to public life. Between 2009 and 2016 Josh was as…
‘Always Was Always Will Be … Aboriginal Land’ in Life, Law & Culture
The Hon Ben Wyatt is the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in the Western Australian Government. On 11 November 2020, at…
‘BUILD WEST’ Says Better Bridge Campaign in Architecture + Urban Design
Here are some great Old Traffic Bridge and environs shots from today, that include the HUGE Better Bridge Campaign banner…

What’s Happening Here?

We have just noticed an application for a Section 40 Certificate for this site - PORT CITY ROASTERS AT 312 SOUTH TERRACE,SOUTH FREMANTLE. We should immediately say that this image constitutes a generic notification of an application to the City and does not purport to include an actual representation of what an application is all about. Rather, the applicant here is plainly seeking a Section 40 Certificate to accompany their application for liquor licensing. Liquor licences are issued by Racing Gaming and Liquor (Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries). In determining an application Racing, Gaming and Liquor require…

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