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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

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FREMANTLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES OUR HISTORY

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, festival, heritage, history, Uncategorized by freoview on May 25, 2018

 

Heritage Week

 

The Fremantle Heritage Festival starts this weekend with the Noongar Wanjoo Welcome at the Maritime Museum on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. It’s a free event.

There is heaps on offer so make sure to get a printed program or check it on Facebook and the City of Fremantle website.

Former Fremantle Docker Scott Chisholm will do an Aboriginal cultural tour at 10am from May 27 to June 3 at Bathers Beach. Tickets are $ 10.00.

There are also two-hour long walking tours of Fremantle on May 26 and 27, and June 2 and 3 from2-4pm. Meet at the Visitor Centre at Kings Square.

The History Tour at the National Hotel sounds great and is on 28, 29,30 May at 11 am. It’s a free event.

Activists and Agitators is a walking tour that starts at B Shed on Victoria Quay on Sunday June 3 from 10.30 am. It’s a free event.

Notre Dame University also has several events so check it out on http://www.nd.edu.au/heritagefestival.

Thirty Years of Clancy’s Music is on tomorrow Saturday May 27 from 7pm. Tickets $ 25. and there is Fish&Chops woodchopping in Princess May Park on June 2 from 1pm. A free event.

and there is much much more on offer!

Roel Loopers

 

ARTHUR GRADY MOTORBIKES TOMORROW!

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on May 26, 2017

One of the most popular events of the Fremantle Heritage Festival is the ARTHUR GRADY DAY with a display of many vintage motorbikes, bicycles, machinery, etc.

It is on TOMORROW Saturday May 27 and not as printed in the festival program on June 27!! 

It is held outside the Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay and starts at 11 am and runs all day.

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HERITAGE FESTIVAL CONNECTS US TO THE PAST

Posted in city of fremantle, conversation, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on May 26, 2017

 

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The Fremantle Heritage Festival starts today with the unveiling of the sublime conservation work of the Townhall at 11.30 am. All are welcome and a historic group photo will be taken, so come along!

In the 32 years I have been in the west I have never seen the Townhall look so splendid. It is now an eye-catching icon for visitors and locals to enjoy.

When in two years the Kings Square development has been finished our city square will be a modern showcase that embraces the beautiful Townhall.

The Heritage Festival program is extensive so get a printed copy at the library or Roundhouse, or check it on the City’s website and Facebook.

Great historic Freo photos at the relaunch of Old Fremantle, a book by Fremantle Society President John Dowson. They are on display at Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach. Don’t miss it! Perfect coffee table book and good presents for all who love Fremantle and history.

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NOTRE DAME HERITAGE FESTIVAL EVENTS

Posted in city of fremantle, heritage, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on May 25, 2017

ND2641_Heritage Festival Poster 2017_v3_updated

 

The Fremantle Heritage Festival starts tomorrow, so make sure to get a program at the City of Fremantle Library or check it out on line.

Notre Dame University has several events during the festival as listed on the poster above.

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NOISY START TO FREMANTLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, heritage, western australia by freoview on May 28, 2016

 

The Fremantle Heritage Festival started on the weekend with the noisy Arthur Grady Day at Kings Square. There were lots of vintage motorcycles, bikes, cars, buses, prams and a steam engine.

Mayor Brad Pettitt was driven around Fremantle in a motorbike side car and appeared to enjoy it, while artist Sandy McKendry took people on a bus ride to retro shops.

Arthur Grady was the first person to ride a motorbike around Australia.

There is a huge program this year, so check it out on the City of Fremantle website or get a printed copy from the library and other outlets.

Roel Loopers

BIG FREMANTLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL COMING UP

The Fremantle Heritage Festival is on again this year from May 27 to June 6 and promises to be a big and interesting one.

It starts with the opening night that has three options for the different preferences of community members. One can go listen to famous author Robert Drewe at the Tannock Hall, or Mussorsky’s Picture of an Exhibition played by pianist Simon Tedeschi in St John’s Church, or head off to Mojo’s in North Freo for Patron Saints of Pop.

The big Arthur Grady Day is on again on May 28 at Kings Square with lots of vintage motor bikes, cars, buses, bicycles and prams and it is open day at the Maritime Museum.

Also on May 28 at 6 pm will be Songs of the Sea inside the Whalers Tunnel below the Roundhouse.

Notre Dame University does two lectures, one on the life of May Holman on May 29, the first female Labor parliamentarian, and the second one is about Mary Ann Friend and Fremantle’s first five years on May 30.

The story of John Boyle O’Reilly and the great escape from Fremantle Prison by the Fenians is a great Freo story and will be told on June 1 at the Fremantle Hotel.

Author and Notre Dame uni lecturer Leigh Straw will tell us all about the Dens Of Dirt and Debauchery: Fremantle’s Underbelly 1099-1950 on June 3 at the Fremantle Hotel.

I could go on, but discovery is one of the adventures of life, so grab a printed copy from the Library or check out the program on the City of Fremantle website.

Roel Loopers

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ARTHUR GRADY MOTORCYCLE CELEBRATION IN FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 15, 2013

The Arthur Grady Ride and Display is on again this year on Saturday June 1, as part of the FREMANTLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL. It is rapidly becoming an extremely popular motorcycling event in Western Australia. Last year around 120 bikes took part and there was a lot of interest from the general public.

The event celebrates the achievements of Arthur Grady who in 1924 became the first person to ride a motorcycle around Australia. He set off from the Fremantle Town Hall and returned five months later to a rousing reception and a place in the history books.

The day will feature a replica of the bike Arthur rode on his epic adventure as well as lots of information and pictures of his ride. There will also be a huge display of veteran and vintage bikes courtesy of the Vintage Motorcycle Club of WA.

The order of the Day will be:

  • Assemble Kings Square Fremantle from 0900 -1030 (There will be three main sections in the Square Pre 1931, 1931 – 1988 and 1988 – present)
  • Ride around Fremantle 1100 – 1130
  • Static Display 1130 – 1400
  • BBQ Lunch from 1130
  • Depart Kings Square 1400

This is a great day for celebrating Western Australia’s rich motorcycling heritage see you there!

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HERITAGE FESTIVAL REMAINS INDEPENDENT

Posted in fremantle by freoview on June 22, 2011

Very good news from this evening’s Fremantle Council meeting. The councilors voted that the HERITAGE FESTIVAL will remain independent and will not be incorporated in the Fremantle Festival. This is a positive outcome for those who believe the Heritage Festival has a special place in Fremantle’s festivals calendar, and for the Fremantle Society who lobbied hard to rescue the festival after having successfully staged many events during this year’s heritage week.

Roel Loopers.

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WHAT GRAVES TELL US

Posted in fremantle by freoview on June 5, 2011

THE CEMETERY SPEAKS….. was another one of  Don Whittington‘s tours for this year’s Heritage Festival and it attracted a bumper crowd of around 150 people. Don is a board member of the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, as well as a long serving committee member of the Fremantle Society, so he is someone with extensive knowledge of Fremantle’s and the cemetery’s history.

The Fremantle Cemetery was established in 1899 and is home to some of Western Australia’s earliest gravestones. Don and his group wandered between the graves, where he pointed out the symbols an  inscriptions, and explained what they mean. It was a glorious day that celebrated the near end of the 2011 Fremantle Heritage Festival.

Coincidentally, not a single person I mentioned it to this week was in favour of the Heritage Festival to amalgamate with the Fremantle Festival!

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