Freo's View


Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 10, 2014

What a fantastic event the opening of the Fremantle Wanju Nrdja Whadjuk Boodja Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Arthur Head was this morning. Hundreds of Freo people turned up to be part of the celebrations and the RECOGNISE tour for constitutional recognition. It looked like the whole Lance Holt School was there, as were all Fremantle based state and federal politicians, and even Australian of the Year Fred Chaney and musician John Butler were there.

Aboriginal dancers from the Lockridge Senior High School came all the way to perform and also conducted a smoking ceremony with the elders.

There is some stunning art inside the building that will be open Monday-Friday from 9-3.30. I hope they will also open on weekends when Arthur Head is most visited.

It has taken a long time for Fremantle to finally get an Aboriginal Centre, so I hope it will be a great success that the entire community can be proud off.

Roel Loopers

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  1. Eloise said, on March 10, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    what a great morning. I hope the centre has a busy life with loads of visitors, local and from far afield. I especially enjoyed Margaret Colbung’s thoughtful speech and Reverend Jacobs was great too.

  2. Peter Dawson said, on March 10, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for your support Roel! It was a fantastic turn out from the Freo community.

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