Thursday 21st March @ 0341 hrs from Busselton
DEPARTURE Thursday 21st March @ 1530 hrs for Benoa, Bali
The ‘Pacific Eden’ No More – but Wait, There Is More! in Shipping News
Continuing the explorer theme, four distinguished explorers were shortlisted for the ship’s new name and the travel trade and Columbus…
Christchurch attacks are a stark warning of toxic political environment that allows hate to flourish in Life, Law & Culture
When lives are tragically cut short, it is generally easier to explain the “how” than the “why”. This dark reality…
View from The Hill: A truly inclusive society requires political restraint in Life, Law & Culture
Terrible tragedies test leaders to the full. Anyone watching from afar must be impressed with the way in which Jacinda…

Interview with John Dowson

John Dowson is a man of many parts. He is currently the President of the Fremantle Society. He has been a City of Fremantle Councillor and was Deputy Mayor in 2005 and 2007. He proudly lives in the former headquarters of the Adelaide Steamship Company, a building in the historic West End of Freo, that he won an award for restoring. He has been a teacher of English and History all his life, in Australia, the USA, England, and France. He is also a writer, a lecturer, a publisher, and perhaps most notably, a photographic historian. His publications are well…
Seen at HMAS Success – Freedom of Entry March in Seen in Freo
A great, wet morning in the City saw the Mayor, Dr Brad Pettit grant the freedom of the City to the Success, who was in Port on her last visit. Many of the denizens of the City braved the weather. Not mere fair weather sailors, these!
Seen on Remembrance Day in Seen in Freo
A moving Service to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended WWI brought together many generations, each making the occasion memorable in their own way.
Seen at Maritime Day in Seen in Freo
Everything happened on Maritime Day Sunday 28 October 2018
We asked five experts: is vegetarianism healthier? in Life, Law & Culture
Vegetarianism is on the rise in Australia, as many vegetarians will gladly tell you. While many people who eschew meat…
The REEL Coolroom Film Festival in Life, Law & Culture
If you haven’t been to the Cool Room Cafe in Holland Street, Freo, then it's time for a visit. This…
Five Short Blasts – Review in Life, Law & Culture
What an amazing Perth Festival event - an aquatic extravaganza really - just concluded on the Swan River between East…

Exhibition and public lecture series – NowHere: the Decisive Moment

A photographic exhibition at the Staircase Gallery in the National Hotel, Fremantle, running from 20 February to 20 May will explore the idea that human impacts have pushed the Earth into a new geological era called the Anthropocene. Developed by Perth-based artist Gwenaël Velge and UWA Research Fellow Dr. Neville Ellis, the crowd-funded project NowHere: the Decisive Moment combines aerial photography of Western Australian landscapes with the latest scientific insights to communicate the significance and the dangers of the Anthropocene. “We are living in an extraordinary moment in planetary time, yet most of us don’t realise it” said Dr. Ellis.…
Ferrying into Freo in Shipping News
As you come downstream into Freo's inner harbour - the Port - from East Freo way, you encounter the old railway bridge and then find your way into the Port. Enjoy this photographic journey created by our intrepid David Smyth. 
Almost Heaven – Marine Terrace From Cliff Street to Douro Road in Life, Law & Culture
26 February 2019. Another day in Freo. People out and about. Some possibly working. A few layabouts. The odd student. Walkers. Cars, bikes, trucks, buses. Train. All imbued with the sea air on the South Westerly! No sign of Trump.
Sharon Shannon Shoots 2019 Fenian Festival Into Orbit in Life, Law & Culture
What a night of fast and furious trad Irish music from Sharon Shannon and Friends at the John Curtin Performing…

Another beautiful day in Freo!

The sun is out, the sky is blue, the Tuarts in White Gum Valley sort of quiver and sway. (With apologies to Irving Berlin!) And here’s some of the action captured around the Port by our inquisitive photographer David Smyth.

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