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Freo Today. 19 January 2021. A new US President gets inaugurated tomorrow. In the meantime, ships keep arriving in Fremantle. Last evening the Kota Legit arrived. Totally legit.

Happy New Year! in Life, Law & Culture
We here at the Fremantle Shipping News magazine are now back from our Christmas break, as you will have seen…
Recommend_Ted – Fremantle, City of the Arts in Life, Law & Culture
This is the first in a series of articles that will identify key cultural sites that currently remain unacknowledged or,…
The Courthouses And Prisons of Fremantle in Life, Law & Culture
When the Swan River Colony was established in 1829, the colonists, all from the United Kingdom, expected that they would…

How Will The Covid Vaccine Be Rolled Out – And When?

Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout will now begin in mid- to late February. Vaccination will commence with workers dealing with international arrivals or quarantine facilities, frontline health workers and those living in aged care or with a disability. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government “optimistically” aims to vaccinate 80,000 Australians a week, and four million by the end of March. The first vaccine doses were initially planned for March, but the rollout has now been brought forward, pending the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine, anticipated by the end of January. Morrison said it would take a further…
Places I Love – The Vikings Are In Freo! in Life, Law & Culture
The Vikings are in Freo – not raiding but visiting. You may have seen posters on buses and around the…
Interview with Simone McGurk, State MP for Fremantle in Fremantle People
Simone McGurk is the State Labor Member for Fremantle in the Western Australian Parliament, and the Minister for Child Protection;…
Maritime Movements – States Of Convenience in Shipping News
Of the 45 ships currently in Fremantle’s port today, at various berths, anchorages and at sea, 13 are sailing under…
Places I Love – The Twelve Pubs Of Christmas in Uncategorised
Ireland has a tradition, ‘The Twelve Pubs of Christmas’. I was telling a friend about this daft tradition recently. It’s…
Layla O Season 2 Episode 14 – Best Masala Chai Recipe in Life, Law & Culture
Layla O, the incomparable, the irrepressible, the irresistible, the sometimes irritating, and very famous Agony Aunt, now weaves her particular…
Let’s Not Forget All The Seafarers As We Celebrate Christmas in Shipping News
By Christiaan De Beukelaer, University of Melbourne It has been rightly described as a humanitarian crisis and a modern form…

Friday On My Mind – 2020 Vision, In The Rear View Mirror

So, 2020 has come and, nearly, gone. What a year! In some ways, the less said about it, the better. But I feel bound to try to record something of what happened, even if imperfectly, lacking key details, missing the deeper significance no doubt of much of what has happened, and what is still happening, as the year ends. Start where you like really. Even here, in very safe Australia, many families are just beginning to physically meet up with each other again, as they criss-cross the country to be with loved ones at Christmas. (Not so long ago, I…
Woodman Point : The Old Quarantine Station – Listen to the Podcast Story! in Life, Law & Culture
Woodman Point is just 8 kilometres - a 13 minute drive or 30 minute, steady coastal bicycle ride - south of…
Seen At … The E-Shed Christmas Carnival in Life, Law & Culture
Everyone, it seems, was at the E-Shed Christmas carnival on Saturday 12 December just gone. It is one of the…
First Light – Primo Lux in Life, Law & Culture
Many years ago, in fact over seventeen, as a teacher of English, I realized that the poetry my students wrote…

Queer Culture Organises in Freo

Fremantle's ‘first ever LGBTQIA+ collective’ is bringing queer culture to the port city This n That: South Side Queers explains that it is is a response to the isolation felt by Fremantle LGBTQIA+ people, exacerbated by COVID-19. Organised by a small team of local LGBTQIA+ folks, the concept of This n That is for the local Queer community to meet monthly on a Sunday for a casual afternoon of socialising, networking, and the arts. Here’s some great This n That event pics taken by Tasha Faye. The events are specifically designed with Fremantle in mind. They…

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