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Freo Today. 16 April 2021. How cute is this Bus Stop. If you find your way to Watkins Street, White Gum Valley, you will find it – just as David Smyth did before snapping this snap!

Shipping Small Perishables – Shared Container Trial in Shipping News
Apart from that headline being a terrible tongue twister, what a good, innovative idea the shared shipping container is! Tigers…
Talk About Making An Entrance – MPV Everest Enters Freo! in Shipping News
Yesterday, 14 April 2021, just about everyone welcomed the safe return of fire-damaged MPV Everest to Australia. She entered Fremantle’s…
Josephson Street and the ‘hArbour’ development in Architecture + Urban Design
The hArbour office development was approved by the City of Fremantle on 4 September 2019, and is now getting closer…

Thoughts About Fremantle Prison

It took me less than an hour to walk around the external walls of Fremantle Prison. That included some dawdling to read a sign or gaze at a feature, such as an aged door or gate. I started at the junction of Parry and Knutsford Streets and walked towards Hampton Road, circumnavigating the Prison in a clockwise direction. At the top of Knutsford Street, a small door and a modest sign indicate the presence of The Literature Centre. It is housed in what was the Prison Hospital. Formerly the Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre, the Centre is a not-for-profit organisation. The…
Friday On My Mind – WW3? in Life, Law & Culture
The pandemic’s not even under control and you’re asking this question? I hear you say. You’re right, I can’t believe…
Do A Coogee Self-Guided Audio-Walk Today! in Life, Law & Culture
Walking is good for you, we all know that! It’s an indispensable thing to do as you age, and you…
A Year Ago – How Much Has Changed? in Shipping News
It’s coming up a year ago, 20 April 2020, when the much vilified Artania left Fremantle Port. When she left,…
B Shed Cafe Up For Lease in Life, Law & Culture
Now, here’s an interesting news item - especially for the commercially minded. It has all the attributes of Location, Location,…
Seen In … Funmantle! in Seen in Freo
Funmantle was a very busy time around Freo on Saturday, when the weather was delightful, even humid, but not so…
Utting Takes Umbrage – Demands Justice Dividends in Life, Law & Culture
When I was admitted to the practice of law in Western Australia in 1975, the District Court was a mere…

Grandage Runs Rings Round Rimsky-Korsakov

Now, we are not saying that just because Iain Grandage has Freo connections and Nikolai R-K is a dead, pre-revolutionary Russian. We’re saying it because last night, at the Perth Concert Hall, the WASO performance of Grandage’s percussion concerto, Dances with Devils, with Claire Edwardes the solo thumping, tinkling and persuading percussionist, under the deft baton of conductor Benjamin Northey, was dazzling - and we thought we should share! Look, WASO’s performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous 1888 symphonic suite, Scheherazade, was quite exquisite and, at times, utterly powerful - as you’d expect of the WASO. There were mighty sequences where the…
The Latest On Mojos Bar and Andrew Ryan in Life, Law & Culture
We brought you the latest on Mojos last week with this story, which folk continue to read closely. However things…
Places I Love – Challenger Harbour in Life, Law & Culture
The southern edge of central Fremantle has a complex of three harbours - Challenger, Fishing Boat and Success. Recently, I…
HOT OFF THE PRESS – Podcast with DR BRAD PETTITT MLC Elect in Life, Law & Culture
Fremantle Shipping News is pleased to bring you this podcast interview with Dr Brad Pettitt, The Greens Member Elect of…

Just In Case You Have Even A Passing Interest!

As at 7 April 2021, the Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight. The new case is a male in his 20s returning from overseas. He is now in hotel quarantine. The State’s total number now stands at 951. WA Health is monitoring 18 active cases of COVID-19 and 924 people have recovered from the virus in WA. To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 59,765 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 9,554 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2,318 people were vaccinated. The Commonwealth Government vaccination national roll-out figures can be found on the Australian…

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