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DOROTHY TANGNEY 75 YEARS AGO FIRST WOMAN IN AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT

Posted in city of fremantle, elections, politicians, politics, Uncategorized by freoview on September 24, 2018

 

Dorothy Tangney

 

Seventy-five years ago Dorothy Tangney became the first woman to be elected in federal parliament, but we are still debating gender equality in our parliaments and political parties.

This artwork is in Fremantle’s Norfolk Street on the side of the Norfolk Hotel, so contemplate when you walk or drive by why it is taking so unacceptably long until we have real gender balance in our country.

It’s not just about equal pay but even more so about equal respect!

Roel Loopers

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW FREMANTLE?

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 12, 2014

Amazing team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Amazing Place Race team from the Fremantle Society, minus me.

 

The Amazing Place Race held on Saturday by the Fremantle Society as part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival was a lot of fun for family groups and others. How well would you have done, do you think? How well do you know Fremantle? Here are some of the tasks the participants had to do:

* Which cafe is in the former tram building?

* In what High Street building is the oldest shoe shop? Name both.

* Find the locations of the three public CBD hanging wall gardens.

* Make a point and take photo of graffiti art-Ned Kelly on a rocking horse next to an old car park.

* In whose honour is the Porcelli and Reilly monument near the proclamation tree?

* Famous Freo watering hole between two educational institutions. Name all three.

* Where is the bike container behind a famous night club?

* Where is the Dorothy Tagney mural near pub. What was she famous for?

* Take photo of reclining pregnant lady near iconic ethnic centre.

* How many dedicated climbing walls are there at the Youth Plaza?

* How many informations signs on the Aboriginal Manjarree Trail?

* Take photo of the Joan Campbell memorial.

and the participants also had to get a horseshoe around a pole and hit the jack with bocce balls.

It was good and healthy fun to walk around Freo for a couple of hours, and the sausage sizzle at the finish was pretty popular as well.

Prizes were donated by the Moore&Moore cafe, Frank’s Butcher and the Fremantle Society.

Our next event is the STORY TELLING CIRCLE on Tuesday May 13 at 3.30 at the Chamber of Commerce boardroom. 16 Phillimore Street

Roel Loopers

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