FREMANTLE OZ DAY FIREWORKS
I decided to take photos of the Fremantle Australia Day fireworks at Arthur Head with one of the heritage Pilot’s cottages in the foreground as it was the last Australia Day where people lived on Arthur Head. After April 6 this year there will be no residents at Captain’s Lane as they will have to move out of their homes to make way for artist’s studios.
When one witnessed the special community atmosphere last night, with barbeques blazing, children playing and adults mingling, one realised what a special place this is and what a loss it will be to the area when people no longer live up here. The cottages will be dark and empty at night and the place will be a ghost town that will invite anti social behaviour and vandalism. The police never bothers to come up on the hill so who is going to look after the historic cottages?
I have not heard one person yet, but councillors, who support the eviction of residents from Arthur Head. It is sad this is going to happen soon and I am sad I will have to leave this very special and homely place.