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AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS IGNORE WA’S OLDEST PUBLIC BUILDING

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, fremantle prison, roundhouse, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on April 10, 2019

 

 

I just became aware of a new website Cultural Attractions of Australia and of course wanted to find out what this site is all about and how well it promotes Western Australia and Perth, and especially Fremantle.

When I clicked on Perth only two attractions appeared, the Fremantle Prison and the Maritime Museum, no other historic and cultural attractions in Perth or Freo, such as WA’s oldest public building the Roundhouse popped up, so that is not actually giving comprehensive information to all those around the world who are interested.

But it became more clear what the site is all about when I Googled it:

Cultural Attractions of Australia will provide a single point of contact for travellers, trade partners and media to access premium, behind-the-scenes cultural experiences in iconic locations. As a collective, its strength lies in the diversity and iconic nature of the sites and collections represented, as well as the direct connection they hold with the people and cultures of Australia.

The founding members of Cultural Attractions of Australia are: Adelaide Oval, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian War Memorial, WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle Prison, Melbourne Cricket Ground, MONA, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Opera Australia, Parliament House, Port Arthur Historic Site, Qantas Founders Museum Longreach, Sovereign Hill and Sydney Opera House.

It is just plain self-promotion of certain cultural attractions and is not at all as inclusive as what the name lets us to believe. Very disappointing!

Roel Loopers

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TWO JEWELS EQUAL GREAT FREMANTLE PORT

 

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It is always an impressive sight to see large cruiseliners enter and depart Fremantle Port and float past the equally impressive Maritime Museum, so I took this photo of the Pacific Jewel leaving Freo just after 4pm on Friday afternoon.

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FREE AFTERNOON SUNDAY CONCERTS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 24, 2019

 

Bluegrass Parkway

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Music lovers can enjoy two free concerts this afternoon and early evening in Fremantle.

Bluegrass Parkway will be playing in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4pm and the cafe, pizza bar and bar will be open.

From 5pm on the Harbour Sundays on the deck of the Maritime Museum will be offering the Odette Mercy Trio and Dilip ‘n the Davs, so go and enjoy the sunset there.

Roel Loopers

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CLOUDY FREO MORNING AFTER HOT WEEKEND

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on January 22, 2019

 

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Interesting clouds over Fremantle this morning and a chance of a shower tomorrow, according to BOM.

Roel Loopers

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SUNSET AT THE FREO MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, maritime, photography, sunset, Uncategorized by freoview on January 10, 2019

 

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I think I must be addicted to photography, because when I haven’t taken any photos for a day or two I have a real desire to go out and try to discover some, so after a busy day volunteering at the Roundhouse I decided to go out again and take some happy snaps of the beautiful sun set at the Fremantle Martime Museum in the port.

Roel Loopers

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.

Roel Loopers

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JUST ANOTHER SUNSET IN FREO PARADISE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on November 5, 2018

 

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I doubt there is much intelligence left in me, if there ever was any in the first place. Why else would I stand in the freezing cold breeze, trying to recover from pneumonia, and take photos of the dramatic sunset over Fremantle? It’s called stupidity I believe. If only I could remember.

Anyway, gorgeous clouds and I scored big time with all those lovely young chicks from Amaroo retirement village waving at me from the bus.

Roel Loopers

VISIT FREMANTLE’S HISTORIC MUSEUMS

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, fremantle prison, history, maritime, museum, roundhouse, Uncategorized by freoview on September 24, 2018

 

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Not sure what to do on this longs weekend Monday or during the school holidays? Why not visit our great Fremantle museums!

The World Heritage Listed Fremantle Prison conducts tours throughout the day, the display at the Shipwrecks Museum about the Dutch history of WA is fascinating, and at 1pm witnessing the cannon fire behind the Roundhouse is a booming experience.

And at the Maritime Museum is a very good exhibition about the French captains Baudain and Freycinet.

Roel Loopers

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HISTORIC FRENCH CONNECTIONS AT MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, heritage, history, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on September 17, 2018

 

 

Anyone interested in history, especially maritime one, and the discovery of (Western) Australia should not mis the French Connection exhibition at the Fremantle Maritime Museum, that shows the adventures of Captains Baudin and Freycinet.

It is a well designed and very informative show with beautiful images and historic drawings and artefacts.

Roel Loopers

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FRENCH FUN FOR KIDS AT MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in children, city of fremantle, france, history, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on September 14, 2018

 

The Fremantle MARITIME MUSEUM offers a weekend of family fun this weekend with French inspired activities as they launch the French Explorers in Western Australia exhibitions season.

Free family events include live music, circus performers, exhibition tours, kids craft activities, face painting, photo opportunities, car displays, and storytelling. And you can also enjoy a delicious range of French inspired food at the Museum café.

Saturday 15 September program:

Little Explorers Story Time (10am and 11am)

Kids Activities : Make a cool Captain’s spyglass or craft your own Rose de Freycinet dress up doll (10am-12pm)

Exhibition floor talk, Louis de Freycinet: The first map of Australia and his return to France Australe, with curator Dr Michael McCarthy (11am)

Face painting with Rosie O (10am-12pm)

Exhibition floor talk, Finding Uranie & Rose de Freycinet: The Western Australian Museum  in the Falkland Islands, with curator Dr Michael McCarthy (1pm)

Live music, featuring Nikki D’Agostino, Perth’s foremost accordionist (2pm-4pm)

Great coffee, pastries, and other delicious treats at the Museum café (11am-4pm)

Sunday 16 September program:

Little Explorers Story Time (10am and 11am)

Face painting with Rosie O (10am-12pm)

All ages Circus Workshop – Explore new skills with the great team from Yip Yip Circus (11am-12pm)

Exhibition floor talk, The Great Captains: Baudin and Flinders, Hamelin and  de Freycinet, with curator Dr Michael McCarthy (11am)

Roving Circus Performance (12.30pm-2.30pm)

Exhibition floor talk, The WA Museum’s French Connection Program: 20-years-old and  so much more to do, with curator Dr Michael McCarthy (1pm)

Live music, featuring Voudou Zazou : Traditional French songs and classic jazz (2pm-4pm)

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