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Posted in australia day, city of fremantle, history, multicultural by freoview on November 25, 2016

Fremantle will have a fantastic celebration of Australia Day next years and we can enjoy it over the long weekend.

The Esplanade Reserve will host performances by John Butler, Dan Sultan and Mama Kin during ONE DAY IN FREMANTLE, and families will have the opportunity to enjoy and take part in a range of fun arts and cultural activities.

The celebrations will be hosted by multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Gina Williams and include a Welcome to Country by Marie Taylor and Dr. Richard Walley OAM. A citizenship ceremony will welcome new Australians from around the world.

To help shape future celebrations in Fremantle, a series of conversations hosted by locals and guests will encourage people to share their ideas and what they love about celebrating Australia.

“This family-friendly event will contribute to the nationwide conversation on celebrating our country and its people. Fremantle is offering Australians another day to celebrate – together,” said Dr Pettitt.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the stellar line-up whilst embracing the diversity of modern-day Australia.Celebrate Australia in the heart of Fremantle – one day when everyone is welcome.

One Day in Fremantle is a free, family-friendly event that will be held at the Esplanade Reserve in Fremantle on Saturday 28 of January, 2.00–8.00 pm. For more information, visit

Of course the Cracker Night fireworks will also be on the 26th organised by the Fishing Boat Harbour traders.

I am looking forward to it!

Roel Loopers

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  1. edmondsongarbo said, on November 25, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Fremantle Council once again showing how out of touch with the rest of the Nation it is. Why not go the whole hog and make every Council member work on Australia day and why not Christmas day as well so as not to offend any non Christians who may be offended.Good on the local traders for funding their own Australian Day celebrations and i hope those who are not so PC will join in with the rest of Australia and celebrate this great Nation on the 26th.

  2. Ralph Treasure said, on November 25, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Well at least the Fishing boat harbor traders show this country some respect.
    Our council is simply unbelievableand a national laughing stock.

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