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FREMANTLE ANZAC DAY PARADE

Posted in ANZAC DAY, australia, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 25, 2019

 

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It was a busy day in Fremantle with ANZAC Day attracting a lot of people.

Fremantle Ports volunteers handed out Australian flags for the 13th year in a row and that is always very popular with young and old.

Here some photos I took of the parade marching through the Cappuccino Strip. I could not stay on for the ceremony on the Esplanade as I was on volunteer tourist guide duty at the Roundhouse, where we welcomed 722 visitors in five hours.

Roel Loppers

 

 

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FREMANTLE ANZAC DAY ODE RECITED IN NOONGAR

Posted in aboriginal, ANZAC DAY, city of fremantle, indigenous, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on April 21, 2019

 

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This year’s Fremantle Anzac Day dawn service at Monument Hull will be different when the Ode of Remembrance will be recited in Noongar language for the first time ever.



The Ode of Remembrance was written in 1914 and recounted at every Anzac Day service around the country.

 Last year Noongar Elder Professor Len Collard from the Australian Research Council and The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies translated the Ode into Noongar language,”

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said that it will be a significant occasion for Fremantle, and that it furthers the City’s commitment for cultural inclusivity and respecting Aboriginal history and people.

The Dawn Service at Fremantle War Memorial commences at 5.50am, with a second service at North Fremantle’s Fallen Soldiers Memorial Park at 9am.



To assist people attending the Dawn Service, the City has organised designated free parking at Beach Street carparks (CP12A and CP12B) and John Curtin College of the Arts’ carpark (90 Ellen Street) until 12pm.

There will be a free shuttle bus service running from Beach Street and John Curtin College of the Arts to Monument Hill between 5-6am and 6.30-7.30am.

Fremantle’s Anzac Day program – Thursday 25 April 2019
• 5.50 – 6.30am: Dawn Service, Fremantle War Memorial, Monument Hill, Knutsford Street
• 9 – 9.30am: North Fremantle Service, Fallen Soldier Memorial, corner Queen Victoria Street and Harvest Road
• 10.15 – 10.45am: Anzac Day March, Esplanade Reserve, Marine Terrace and surrounds
• 10.45 – 11.30am: Closing Ceremony, Esplanade Reserve, Marine Terrace

Roel Loopers

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.

Roel Loopers

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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!

Roel Loopers

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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!

Roel Loopers

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FREO CAFE SUPPORT FOR SYRIA

Posted in city of fremantle, cofee, food, Uncategorized by freoview on June 8, 2018

 

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During the month of June the Fremantle Moore & Moore Cafe in Henry Street will feature a Syrian dish on their menu, with $5 from every dish sold donated to the UNICEF Syria Crisis Appeal.

This June in collaboration with UNICEF, restaurateurs from all over Australia are coming together to gather support and create awareness for the children of Syria.

To wrap up the month the Moore&Moore will also be hosting a Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 30th June, with all proceeds going to the cause.

Welcome Drinks & Canapes on arrival, followed by an array of Syrian inspired dishes and scrumptious dessert. Expect a fun, family friendly event with music, a silent auction and a room full of great humans coming together for a beautiful cause.

At the Moore & Moore they feel passionate about supporting not only our local community, but also the global community.

Join us as we come together to support the children of a war torn Syria.

Tickets available via Eventbrite $80 plus booking fee.

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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.

Roel Loopers

ANZAC DAY IN FREMANTLE

Posted in ANZAC DAY, city of fremantle, history, Uncategorized by freoview on April 24, 2018

 

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ANZAC DAY in Fremantle will start tomorrow with the dawn service at Monument Hill at 5.50 am. After that there is a lovely service in North Fremantle at 9am just opposite Mojos.

The ANZAC parade through the streets of Fremantle will start at 10.15am from the Esplanade, where it will also finish with a service. There is even two up!

Some cafes, like the Moore&Moore will be closed, but Chalkys and the Attic are open and so will be many others.

“Bill Renton” Two Up Ring, “Jimmy Paton” Bar, AFL Game on TV, Bouncy Castle and Face Painting for the kids and Sausage Sizzle. The Fremantle City RSL Sub Branch, the second oldest RSL Sub Branch in WA (formed in 1923) is holding an ANZAC Day Commemoration in the Park Event at Esplanade Reserve, Marine Terrace, Fremantle from 11:30am to 16:30pm on ANZAC Day the 25th April 2018.
The event will follow the Fremantle ANZAC Day Parade that will begin at 10:15am in Esplanade Reserve directly adjacent to our ANZAC Day Commemorations in the Park event, which will entail;
• The Freedom (Face Painting) Fairies (for the kids);
• A Bouncy Castle and Wacky Wagon (also for the kids);
• The “Jimmy Paton” Bar;
• The “Bill Renton” Two-Up Ring;
• A Sausage Sizzle, and
• The ANZAC Day AFL game on TV.

Roel Loopers

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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.

 

Roel Loopers

 

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