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CELEBRATING FREO’S HERITAGE BATTLERS

 

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I am delighted to have received notification from Fremantle Notre Dame University that the Vice Chancellor and senior staff have taken on board the suggestion I posted on Freo’s View last week of a commemorative wall at the back of the St Teresa Library in Henry Street.

The wall would commemorate the history of Fremantle and the contribution made by individuals and groups to preserve our heritage buildings.

UNDA wrote to me that they are now considering a wall with historic B&W photos plus a plaque that would feature individuals and groups, such as the Fremantle Society, who have been involved in preserving the precinct’s historic character.

This would be a nice new tourist attraction and acknowledgment of the dedicated work of Freo’s heritage warriors such as Les Lauder, Don Whittington, June Hutchison, John Dowson, Ron Davis, etc.

I hope that with collaboration with the City of Fremantle the wall will become reality in the not too distant future. Thank you UNDA!

If you want to learn about the many battles to save Freo’s heritage try to get a copy of the Fighting For Fremantle book the Fremantle Society published!

 

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on August 10, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Trees at Kings Square are being cared for by arborists as there i something wrong with them and others will be relocated soon.

    I assume the walk of fame will be preserved or also relocated.

    Roel

  2. Suzanne said, on August 10, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Excellent idea Roel and well done UND to take it up.
    In the interim. What is happening to the paving stones in Kings Square honouring Fremantle icons, during this building program?
    Meanwhile the magnificent trees there are looking shocked.

  3. Coliln Nichol said, on August 9, 2017 at 8:43 am

    A great initiative and most appropriate. Hopefully this will be just the start of permanent expositions of Fremantle’s history in public places.


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