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PHOTOS OF FREMANTLE’S ARMISTICE DAY SERVICE

Posted in city of fremantle, peace, remembrance day, Uncategorized, war, ww I by freoview on November 11, 2018

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The Armistice-Remembrance Day service at Fremantle’s Monument Hill attracted a good crowd, who all came to remember the Great War World War I of 1914-1918.

Minister Simone McGurk, Josh Wilson MP, Simon O’Brien MLA, and Mayor Brad Pettitt all laid wreaths, while Deputy Mayor Ingrid Waltham and Councillors Bryn Jones and Jeff McDonald watched the procedures.

During World War I 16 million people died. It ended on November 11 one hundred years ago when an armistice was signed in France between the WW I allies and Germany.

In Flanders Fields is a poem I learned as a young man in the Netherlands for my school end exams in 1976.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 

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POPPIES PROJECTED ON MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, peace, remembrance day, Uncategorized, war, ww I by freoview on November 11, 2018

 

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Poppies were floating down the sky like snow flakes at the Fremantle Maritime Museum last night.

It was a projection show to commemorate Armistice Day and the service for that will be held in Fremantle today from 10.45am at Monument Hill.

The poppies projection has travelled all over WA from Exmouth to Kalgoorlie and Albany.

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ARMISTICE DAY SERVICE IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, peace, remembrance day, Uncategorized, war, ww I by freoview on November 9, 2018

 

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This coming Sunday is Armistice Day, the day that 100 years ago World War I ended and an armistice was signed in Compiegne, France between the Allies of WW I and Germany.

In Fremantle we will remember the day with a service at the war memorial on Monument Hill which starts at 10.45am.

During World War I 16 million soldiers and civilians were killed. The war started when Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Serajevo (Bosnia) on June 28, 1914.

Please do attend the Fremantle service and pay your respect to all who lost their life!

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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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