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FREO SOUQ MARKET IN SUPPORT OF SYRIA

Posted in charity, children, city of fremantle, holly ransom, Uncategorized, war by freoview on June 30, 2018

 

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The WINTER SOUQ MARKET is on all weekend at the Moore &Moore cafe in Fremantle’s Henry Street to raise funds for the UNICEF Syrian Crisis Appeal, so please support that good cause and go for a browse!

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FREMANTLE ANZAC DAY PARADE PHOTOS

Posted in ANZAC DAY, city of fremantle, peace, Uncategorized, war by freoview on April 25, 2018

 

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Perfect sunny weather for the Fremantle ANZAC Day parade through the inner city.

Fremantle Ports continued with its tradition of handing out Australian flags, much appreciated by young and old.

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HUGE FREMANTLE ANZAC DAWN SERVICE

Posted in ANZAC DAY, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized, war by freoview on April 25, 2018

 

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Wow! That was the biggest crowd I have seen on Fremantle’s Monument Hill for the ANZAC Day dawn service.

It is always a very solemn event and so good to see so many young people and families getting up in the dark to pay their respect.

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FREMANTLE WELCOMES PEACE BOAT

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, fremantle port, notre dame university, Uncategorized, war by freoview on January 24, 2018

 

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The PEACE BOAT cruise liner arrived in Fremantle Port at 10.30am this morning, with survivors of the atomic bombing of Japan during WW II on board.

There is a big free Wanjo Peace Boat event on today at B Shed on Victoria Quay from 4-8pm with live music, Aboriginal dancing and smoking ceremony, speakers, etc.

Tomorrow from 12 to 2pm Notre Dame University is hosting the free Making Waves forum with prominent speakers at the Foley Hall in Mouat Street.

 

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PEACE BOAT ARRIVES IS FREMANTLE TOMORROW

Posted in city of fremantle, notre dame university, Uncategorized, war by freoview on January 23, 2018

 

The Japanese cruise ship Peace Boat that travels the world to promote global friendship and nuclear disarmament will be visiting Fremantle tomorrow.

The Peace Boat’s 96th voyage left Yokohama on 8 January and will be stopping at 15 ports in the Oceania region before returning to Kobe on 5 March.

Among the 1000 passengers on board will be Hiroshima ‘Hibakusha’ Miyake Nobuo and Fukushima farmer Hasegawa Kenichi.
Hibakusha is the Japanese word for survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and atomic testing around the world.

They will be speaking at a welcome event at B-Shed on Victoria Quay at Fremantle Harbour on Wednesday at 4pm and also at a ‘Making Waves’ forum at Notre Dame University on Thursday.

They will be joined at both events by Karina Lester – a survivor of the British atomic tests at Maralinga in South Australia in the 1950s.

Other speakers at the ‘Making Waves’ forum on Thursday include former WA Premier Carmen Lawrence and former Senator Scott Ludlam – who is an ambassador for the Melbourne-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
ICAN was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its ground-breaking efforts to encourage countries to sign a United Nations treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
The global agreement was adopted by 122 countries — but not by Australia — in New York on July 7 last year.

The Peace Boat’s visit is being supported by Mayors for Peace – a global movement formed in 1982 by the mayor of Hiroshima to raise awareness and push for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

For more information on the Peace Boat and its voyage visit the Peace Boat website, and for details of the events see the City of Fremantle’s events page.

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PEACE BOAT BRINGS NUCLEAR SURVIVORS TO FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, Uncategorized, war by freoview on January 16, 2018

 

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The Peace Boat will arrive at B Shed in Fremantle next Wednesday January 24 at 4pm.

Survivors of the nuclear attack on Japan during WW II will tell their stories, and also the next day at 12 noon in the Folley Hall of Notre Dame University.

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THE SAD STORY OF ANNE FRANK

Posted in city of fremantle, fascism, Uncategorized, war by freoview on September 16, 2017

 

 

The moving Anne Frank exhibition officially opened last night in the Fremantle Woolstores Shopping Centre and I highly recommend it for all, especially school students.

The sad story of WorldWar II and the occupation of the Netherlands was made so much worse with the persecution of Jewish people by the fascist Hitler regime.

Anne Frank and her family had to hide in a secret annexe in a house in Amsterdam, but sadly they were discovered after two years in hiding and transported to concentration camps.

From the family of eight only father Otto Frank survived the war.

Anne Frank’s diary was published and became very famous.

 

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ANNE FRANK EXHIBITION IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, racism, Uncategorized, war by freoview on September 13, 2017

 

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The moving ANNE FRANK Let Me Be Myself touring exhibition starts today in Fremantle at the Woolstores Shopping Centre and should not be missed.

Anne Frank’s story is a very sad one about a young Jewish girl who had to hide with her family in a secret annex of a house in Amsterdam during Hitler’s nazi regime and German occupation of the Netherlands during Worldwar II.

While they were hiding Anne wrote a beautiful diary, but sadly after two years she and her family were discovered and deported to concentration camps. From the eight people only father Otto Frank survived.

Intolerance to other people’s religion, culture and race should never be accepted.

The exhibition is on till October 31 and open from 10 am to 5 pm.

 

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FREMANTLE SOIL FOR FLANDERS FIELDS MEMORIAL

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, war by freoview on January 25, 2017

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WA Minister for Veterans Joe Francis joined RSLWA President Peter Aspinall, Fremantle RSL President Rob Cashman and Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt at E Shed today to collect soil from the port for the new Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at the Canberra War memorial.

Poppies will be grown in the garden in memory of the 12,000 Australians who died in Belgium in 1917 during the Great War-World War I.

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FREMANTLE REMEMBRANCE DAY PHOTOS

Posted in fremantle, history, photography, remembrance day, war by freoview on November 11, 2016

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I don’t feel too well today so I nearly forget to go to the Fremantle remembrance day ceremony at Monument Hill, but happy I did not miss the important tradition which was initiated by former Freo firefighter Chris Grisenwood and his mate Vic about 14 years ago. Vic, whose last name I unfortunately don’t know, told me today he is 92 years old.

Politicians Simone McGurk, Lyn McLaren and Simon O’Brien were present, as was Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and many spectators.

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