National Trust of Australia (WA) – MARCH MEETING NEXT TUESDAY

Did you ever fancy yourself as Indian Jones? This month’s meeting takes us face to face with the intriguing world of archaeology and its growing role in historical research. In the past the archives were the historian’s second home, but now, the evidence uncovered in an archaeological dig can turn the archival record on its head. Scott Chisholm and his team will give us a special insight into the world of archaeology and tells us tales of recent discoveries and how they have helped us better understand Fremantle’s and indeed Western Australia’s, past.

The meeting is Tuesday 26 March and starts at 6.30pm at Terra Rosa, 346 South Terrace (cnr South Terrace and Scott St), South Fremantle. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Warders’ Cottages Fremantle

Warders’ Cottages Fremantle
Warders’ Cottages Fremantle

Report to Premier Colin Barnett

(the shameful neglect of Western Australia’s oldest terrace housing)

John Dowson, Fremantles’ respected historical author also former deputy mayor of the City of Fremantle and president of the Fremantle Society, has written to the premier Colin Barnett concerning the neglect of Western Austalia’s oldest terraced houses. The document was sent via FICRA to the premier urging him to take some action towards saving this historic group of buildings.

by Peter Zuvela

Fremantle Heritage Festival 2013

The 2013 Fremantle Heritage Festival Opens 24th May!!

Programs out everywhere but if you have not seen it go to City of Fremantle Website, Festivals on Facebook and promises to be the best one yet.

Runs from Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 June.  The Fremantle Society and Fremantle History Society are delighted to be presenting 11 events.

For more information, please see the pages on: City of Fremantle – Heritage Festival

photo by Peter Zuvela

MORE GREEN SPACE NEEDED WITH HIGH DENSITY LIVING

I have mentioned before here on the blog that Fremantle needs to carefully manage public open and green spaces, with all the expected future inner city development. Instead of planning a skate park on the Esplanade and suggesting to build on Pioneer Park Fremantle should increase the green spaces around the city. There should even be one on Victoria Quay once that gets developed.

A nationwide survey by the Nursery and Garden Industry of Australia shows that the Perth metropolitan area falls well below international standards for suburban green space with 51 percent of Perth residents living further than a five minutes walk away from a park.

The NGIA reports says that with increased population and urbanisation, developers and planners need to plan for more parks, trees and greenery. Of course more trees in streets would also help to expand the green lungs of our city.

Roel Loopers