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FREO’S STABLE HANDS CAFE CLOSES

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

stable-hands

 

Disappointing to hear this morning from its now former chef Reece that Stable Hands cafe in Fremantle’s Bannister Street closed its doors this week.

They had received great food reviews but the financial side just did not add up for them unfortunately.

Roel Loopers

COLOURS OF FREMANTLE

Posted in bicycles, cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

Gino's

 

At the back of Gino’s in Fremantle’s Little Market Street this morning.

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PETER GRESTE AT FREO NOTRE DAME ON FAKE NEWS AND FALSE HISTORY

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, heritage, media, notre dame university, politics, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

 

Renowned Australian journalist Peter Greste, who was a political prisoner in Egypt for a considerable time, will be the keynote speaker at Notre Dame University during this year’s Fremantle Heritage Festival.

Fake News and False History: The use and abuse of truth and lies will be the topic of Greste’s talk in Tannock Hall in Cliff Street.

The free event is on May 17 at 6pm and registrations are required at http://www.eventbrite.com.au

Roel Loopers

 

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POINT WALTER JOGGERS DOING IT TOUGH

Posted in city of fremantle, city of melville, fitness, health, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

jogging at Point Walter

 

Photography is a constant journey to discover new images. I enjoy the rather restless task of walking and driving while looking for new photos.

These joggers were doing it tough on the sandbank at Point Walter yesterday mid afternoon and made for an interesting photo with the sun reflecting on the surface of the river.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, festival, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

dragon boats

 

The inaugural Fremantle Dragon Boat Festival will be held this coming Sunday May 5 in the Fishing Boat Harbour.  The free event will be on from 10am to 3pm.

The exciting racing will be presented in an atmosphere of pageantry and colour, music and Chinese culture.

Spectacle Dragon boat festivals are loud, colorful, and rich in tradition. The awakening of the dragon ceremony is over 2000 years old and gives the festival participant a snapshot of another culture. The beating of the boat drums, the clash of gongs, and the cheers of the spectators will provide a high octane energy throughout the festival venue!

The dragon boat has been a significant part of Chinese culture and today there are more than 50 million paddlers in China, and has become an international sporting attraction.

Taoist monks will perform the blessing of the waters and a unique eye dotting ceremony – dabbing red paint onto the eyes of each boat’s figurehead, which is said to awaken the dragons.

Come and revel in the festivities which will commence at 10am with a dragon boat regatta, onto sprint racing and the crowning of the winning team!

Roel Loopers

 

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EARLY VOTING CENTRES NOW OPEN

Posted in city of fremantle, democracy, election, federal government, Uncategorized by freoview on April 29, 2019

 

voting

 

The Federal Election is now becoming serious with early voting centres opening today, like this one at the Adelaide Plaza in Fremantle. It’s next to the St Patrick’s Basilica.

The first debate is also on here in Perth today between the leaders of the not much party and the even less party, so that will be as exciting as watching grass grow.

Whenever an election commercial is shown on TV I switch channels because I am sick and tired already of the negative campaigns of the major parties and the rubbish of Clive Palmer’s  Un Australian Party.

If voting was not such a privilege I would not bother to vote this year, but I’ll just have to live with the frustration and bite the bullet to vote for the party I’ll believe will do a slightly better job.

Roel Loopers

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A SHORT WALK THROUGH FREMANTLE

 

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Here a few photos I took on a short walk through Fremantle on Sunday. I love this city!

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FREMANTLE RAP WORKING GROUP

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, community, indigenous, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on April 29, 2019

 

RAP Working Group

 

Here a photo taken about an hour ago of the Fremantle RAP Working Group. RAP stands for Reconciliation Action Plan, as explained in the previous blog post below.

We all can make a positive difference at local level, so get involved and get your voice heard!

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FREMANTLE’S ABORIGINAL HISTORY NEEDS TO BE TOLD

 

I feel honoured to have been asked to join the City of Fremantle Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group, which will meet this morning and will guide Fremantle Council toward a new Aboriginal policy, as last night’s ABC TV documentary Will Australia Ever Have A Black PM? showed how disadvantaged our indigenous people still are, with a one in a million chance of an Aboriginal person becoming Prime Minister of Australia and hardly any Aboriginal people in a position of political or corporate power in our country.

The percentage of Aboriginal students reaching high school and university is also disappointingly low, but at least it has been improving over the last years and hopefully that will continue and increase.

There is a lot of talk and a lot of money spent, and often wasted, and there is a lot of near useless tokenism when it comes to acknowledging our Aboriginal culture and history, and only when that changes will we make real inroads.

While Frematle Council has allocated $ 50,000 for a feasibility study for an Aboriginal cultural centre it is clear that this could only become reality if the State or Federal governments are willing to financially support it.

But in the meantime there are many things we could do in Fremantle to give our city an Aboriginal context, such as giving streets and sites Noongar names. We could also have ‘story poles’ all around Fremantle telling snippets of Whadjuk Noongar history.

It would also be great to have entry signs to Fremantle that read:

KAYA. WELCOME. City of Fremantle. Whadjuk Noongar country.

It is simple, fast and not expensive to do, so let’s do it!

Roel Loopers

 

 

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FREMANTLE ELECTION CANDIDATES DEBATE

Posted in city of fremantle, democracy, election, federal government, Uncategorized by freoview on April 28, 2019

 

debate

 

Early notice that the traditional Federal Election Candidates Forum will be held in Fremantle on Wednesday May 8 from 6.30-10pm.

The debate will be in the ABC TV Q&A style with former political reporter and now Notre Dame University lecturer Peter Holland as moderator, assisted by Steve Grant the Chief of Staff of the Fremantle Herald.

It will be held at Tannock Hall of NDA at Cliff Street, just opposite the Herald building.

All candidates have been invited but it is too early to say which ones have confirmed attendance.

Will Fremantle get more than just a new traffic bridge should Labor win the election Josh Wilson?

Roel Loopers

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