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WET WEATHER DOWNER

Posted in fremantle, housing, weather by freoview on July 7, 2015

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I know the gardens and parks need all that rain and so does our water supply, but this kind of weather always makes me morose and I only want to hibernate and not leave home.

I went to the opening of NAIDOC Week at the Fremantle Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre anyway but there was not much to photograph so I will go back on Friday from 5-8 pm for the big event with music, dancing and barbeque. Come along! It is on the corner of Captain’s and Mrs Trivett Lane on Arthur Head.

While up there I shot the colourful rain on one of the artworks, because we are in a slow news period, so I have little to write about for the blog unfortunately.

One thing though, it will make you morose as well, check out the SBS link to find out how affordable housing in your area is: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/map/housing-affordability  (Thank you to Diana Ryan for making me aware off it).

Median Unit Value in Fremantle is $ 543,550 and the Estimated Gross Income Required for it is $ 124,000, but the Average Gross Income (24-34 year old) is only $ 61,425, so less than half what is required. But with so many apartments on the market and the economic climate not very rosy we might well see prices coming down soon.

Roel Loopers

NAIDOC WEEK IN FREMANTLE

Posted in aboriginal, fremantle by freoview on July 7, 2014

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The NAIDOC Week celebrations are on this week from July 7 to 11, so head to the Fremantle Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Arthur Head at 12 Captain’s Lane. The official opening is today, Monday at 12 noon, but the big event is on Friday July 11 from 5-8 pm with a smoking ceremony, Nyoongar dancers, a performance by Phil Walley, and Aboriginal food will be on offer.

On Tuesday from 10 am-12 noon are art classes, on Wednesday jewellery classes during the same time period, and on Thursday there will be story telling also from 10 am till noon.

The Aboriginal Cultural Centre is open on weekdays from 10 am to 2 pm, so pop in and say Kaya!

The ACC will take over the organisation of the Wardarnji Aboriginal Festival during the Fremantle Festival this year, so stay tuned for that

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE NAIDOC WEEK EVENTS

Posted in aboriginal, fremantle by freoview on July 2, 2014

NAIDOC Week July

 

The NAIDOC Week celebrations are on next week from July 7 to 11, so head to the Fremantle Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Arthur Head at 12 Captain’s Lane. The official opening is on Monday at 12 noon, but the big event is on Friday July 11 from 5-8 pm with a smoking ceremony, Nyoongar dancers, a performance by Phil Walley and there will be Aboriginal food.

On Tuesday from 10 am-12 noon are art classes, on Wednesday jewellery classes during the same time period, and on Thursday there will be story telling also from 10 am till noon.

The Aboriginal Cultural Centre is open on weekdays from 10 am to 2 pm, so pop in and say Kaya!

The ACC will take over the organisation of the Wardarnji Aboriginal Festival during the Fremantle Festival this year, so stay tuned for that

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE NAIDOC CEREMONY

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 3, 2011

The Fremantle ceremony to celebrate NAIDOC WEEK was held at the Round House this morning. Nyungar elder Len Collard opened the procedures with a present to Councilor Sam Wainwright who represented the Mayor of Fremantle. Also present were councilors Bill Massie and Robert Fittock as was the President of the Fremantle Society Jon Strachan.

Flags were raised and a huge Aboriginal flag was up on the mast above the gun deck of the Round House. Aboriginal women danced and the City of Fremantle Aboriginal liaison officer was in charge of the sausage sizzle. Young indigenous girl Haylie Cumming loved the sausages from Franks on Wray Avenue  so much that she came for seconds.

NAIDOC by the way stands for National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Observance Committee.

There will be another sausage sizzle at lunch time at King’s Square on Thursday, while Gina Williams will be performing at Kulcha on Saturday evening.

Roel Loopers

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