Amazing Place Race

The Amazing Place Race that the Fremantle Society organised yesterday went well, with a couple of dozen people turning up (despite the downpour! which thankfully was over by mid-afternoon) to explore Freo in search of answers to twenty-five questions set. Prizes were awarded on their return to J Shed, bocce and the horseshoe-over-the-stick game were played, and a barbecue was had. Everyone learnt a little bit more about this amazing place.

Photo of the organizers and volunteers standing with the barbecue at J Shed

Next on the Society’s calendar for this year’s Heritage Festival is the Storytelling Circle on Tuesday 13 May: 3:30 PM at the Chamber of Commerce boardroom. For more information, contact Roel Loopers.

[Photo © Roel Loopers 2014]

Lunchbox Heritage: Fremantle, the way Primary School Kids see it!

Part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival.

Photo of pink and blue lunchboxes.Fremantle is more than just coffee and ice cream. So much more!

Fremantle is its places and its people, its buildings and its neighbourhoods and its rich history and heritage.

As part of this year’s Heritage Festival celebrations the Fremantle Society is sponsoring a competition to give you a chance to have your say about what makes Fremantle so special to you.

Year 4-5 students (Junior)

1st Prize Signed copy of the book Fighting for Fremantle and a $25 voucher;
2nd Prize $20 voucher;
3rd Prize: $15 voucher

Year 6-7 students (Senior)

1st Prize: Signed copy of the book Fighting for Fremantle plus $40 voucher;
2nd Prize: $25 voucher;
3rd Prize: $15 voucher

Write one page telling us about a place, building, person or thing that makes Fremantle special to you or your family. Heritage Week is a time to for thinking about the local places and their special history and heritage and what they mean to the way we feel about where we live.
We want you to be as creative as you can, but remember to include a description of the place or thing you are writing about and an explanation of why it’s special to you.
Because it will help us understand what it is that you value about your community or neighborhood.
Complete your entry by Friday 25 May and hand it to your Principal’s Office, post it to the Fremantle Society or e-mail it to us.
The Winning entries will be displayed at the Town Hall on Sun 3 June and announced in the Fremantle Society newsletter, advertised in the Herald and posted on the Society website
Please contact Henty Farrar on 9335 2672.