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Posted in community, fremantle, newspaper by freoview on March 21, 2016

Oud Hagenaar



I have been called a do-gooder, bleeding heart, lefty, socialist, Greenie, communist, egomaniac, anti-development, alcoholic, Fremantle Council basher, weirdo, heathen, and so on, so it is nice to feel appreciated with a full page in De Oud Hagenaar community newspaper in the city where I was born 67 long years ago.

They distribute 74,000 copies of the paper around the city and train stations and I have already received a few emails from people in Hague, Netherlands who wanted to get in touch with me.

I left Holland in 1969 to start my career as a media photographer in Nuremberg, West Germany and migrated to Australia in March 1982

If only 10% of those who read the article are inspired to visit Fremantle I have done my job at promoting the city I love.

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on March 22, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I did Paul and instead of them rewriting it, as I had assumed they would, they published my words.



  2. freoishome said, on March 22, 2016 at 7:30 am

    What an achievement. Well done Roel.

    Just had a thought, did you write the article, haha!



  3. Glen said, on March 21, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Perhaps you should translate it for us all?


  4. Glen said, on March 21, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Good to see Roelie Polanski


  5. freoview said, on March 21, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    It has alway been my intention to upset the world and not just my local community, and I am soooo delighted Donald Trump recognised that and made me his campaign manager.



  6. Michael Adeane said, on March 21, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Well done, Roel – you’re now a global troublemaker, not just a local one!


  7. Caroline said, on March 21, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I was going to read the article but then realised I do not know Dutch….. Never mind….


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