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Fremantle Society Emails

The Society ceased sending out printed newsletters in 2014, instead sending emails (via MailChimp) from 2016 onwards.
This is a log of some of those emails sent to members and other subscribers.
(Most of the posts between 2016 and 2020 are not represented here ... long story.) Many earlier emails 2010-2020 (45 pages of them) are able to be seen via the Internet Archive.
The date of the emails below should be a link to the MailChimp website where the original email is archived.


2 June 2024: Mystery of the Missing Millions

26 May 2024: Ovals and Plans

8 May 2024: More Obfuscation Regarding Council Finances

6 May 2024: Fremantle Society Manifesto 2024

25 April 2024: Dear Premier: No More Stunts Like the Film Studios on Victoria Quay

17 April 2024: Has Council's "Revitalisation" Worked?

24 February 2024: Do you give a fig?

24 January 2024: Updated History! Interviews on YouTube!

15 January 2023: The End of the West End as We Know It

11 January 2023: Your New Committee/ 2024 Engagement

5 January 2023: Things That Matter

21 December 2023: The Women Who Destroyed Fremantle's Heritage West End

19 December 2023: Will You Act to Save Fremantle's West End?

15 December 2023: Fremantle Oval Scandal

14 December 2023: World Famous West End's Heritage Sabotaged by Fremantle Council

13 December 2023: Bryn Davis RIP

28 November 2023: 6 Dec AGM with Film Maker Dean Head

22 November 2023: West End, 49 Phillimore Street Fini Plans

19 November 2023: Personal plea from Fremantle Society President John Dowson

15 November 2023: AGM event 6 December

9 November 2023: Fremantle Oval Needs Better Conservation Plan

10 October 2023: Fremantle Council Elections - Are You Still Confused?

5 October 2023: Fierce Anger Reflected in Public Submissions about New Police Complex

30 September 2023: Are You Confused? (It's Election Time)

22 September 2023: Pub Debate Reminder

21 September 2023: Pub Debate Hotel Australia

17 September 2023: Fremantle Society Vice President Mark Woodcock Runs for North Ward

16 September 2023: Fremantle Council Elections 2023

4 September 2023: Point Street - Future Slum or Nice Place to Live?

1 September 2023: Call to Action - Yet Again [Police Complex]

17 August 2023: The Future of Fremantle – Your Inside Report

16 August 2023: Has Anything Changed for the Better? [Markets]

10 August 2023: Fremantle Markets to be given to Murdochs Again

1 August 2023: Where the Hell is Our Local History Centre?

20 July 2023: Dear State Government: Please leave your dumb ideas in Perth. [Police Complex]

14 July 2023: Very Urgent – Here is Help for Your Submission Due by 5pm [Markets]

14 July 2023: Former MP for Fremantle, David Parker, says Fremantle Council "Incompetent." [youtube; Markets]

11 July 2023: Public Meeting about the Markets

9 July 2023: Two Key Pages on the Fremantle Markets

7 July 2023: $100 million Police Palace

6 July 2023: Fremantle Markets

30 June 2023: Our Fremantle Markets - Time to Tender

20 June 2023: Police Complex on South Terrace

16 June 2023: Your Fremantle Markets – Time to Wake Up

7 June 2023: What Happened at 2023 Electors Meeting?

6 June 2023: What Happened at 2021 Electors Meeting?

5 June 2023: Urgent Financial Questions for Fremantle Council

4 June 2023: Annual Electors Meeting 6pm Tuesday

1 June 2023: Whistleblower makes shocking accusations [re Markets]

24 May 2023: Shoddy Business Plan for Markets should be withdrawn

22 May 2023: Fremantle Markets – another dismal "Business Plan"

17 May 2023: CAT bus linked to the issue of the Fremantle Markets lease: CATastrophic Council finances

30 April 2023: Make the Slipway Precinct a Maritime Heritage Precinct

15 April 2023: Aboriginal Elders: "Main Roads have no ears" [Bridge]

10 April 2023: Notre Dame and their MOU with Council

20 March 2023: Ford Motor Factory Safe for Now

15 March 2023: Labor Royalty Insulted: Public Relations Disaster

13 March 2023: Ford Motor Factory High Rise - Biggest Ever in Fremantle's History

12 March 2023: Where are our Local History Centre and restored Town Hall?

5 March 2023: McGurk, Saffioti, and Fitzhardinge: Keeping the Power Away from You

2 March 2023: Has Main Roads Lied Again? [Bridge]

17 February 2023: Fix Our Beautiful Town Hall Now!

11 February 2023: Stand Up for Your Arts Centre

7 February 2023: Shocking Neglect of "Perth's finest heritage building"

28 January 2023: Fabulous Woolstore Site to Become Mediocre?

14 January 2023: The Tin Hat Brigade [re the FAC iron roof]

2022

23 December 2022: What Happened at the Final Council Meeting for 2022?

13 December 2022: Fremantle Society AGM and Dinner – Brilliant 50th Anniversary

November 2022: Serious Corruption of the Rule of Law

10 November 2022: From This to That (top photo shows Woodside with its original grounds)

5 November 2022 Presidents Dinner announcement

End of October (?) 2022: Council Agenda Issues: Comments from the Fremantle Society

October/November (?) 2022: Former Ford Motor Company Site 24 Storey Development North Fremantle—Is JDAP Set to Ignore Expert Advice AGAIN?

24 October 2022: Some Urgent Issues

21 October 2022: Fremantle Society walks

3 October, 2022: Electors' Meeting Big Issue Again: Shocking State of Finances

End September (?) 2022: Leadership? Where is it?

27 September 2022: RIP Nic [Nicholas Gurr]

16 September 2022: Fremantle Herald Saturday 17 September Page 2

6 September 2022: Who is Representing YOU? ['Henderson Hotel']

29 August 2022: Forrest – destroying the numbat was nothing compared to the size of his hotel! Can You Save the Historic Town?

25 August 2022: 1852 Heritage Wall Gone for Forrest's Oversized Hotel

24 August 2022: $280 MILLION and you get WHAT? [bridge]

19 August 2022: RIP Architect Bernard Seeber

18 August 2022: Why Forrest's Spicer Hotel Has to Change

17 August 2022: This Week's Herald, and the legacy of Andrew Forrest?

9 August 2022: Jeremy Dawkins on 6 Storey Spicer Site Forrest Hotel

5 August 2022: Save the Wall

1 August 2022: My My Myer [Kings Square Business plan]

28 July 2022: Expert Commentary on Spicer Site (Forrest Hotel) You Can Use in Your Submission

26 July 2022: Point Street Deal - Just as Bad as Spicer Site Deal?

25 July 2022: Former Fremantle Society President Cathy Hall – RIP

27 July 2022: Fremantle Oval - Large Boxes

(?) July 2022: Dismal 2022-2023 Fremantle Council Budget

29 June 2022: Gimlet and the Warders Cottages

23 June 2022: South Fremantle Power Station

June 2022: More alcohol [Dingo Brewing Tavern application 47 Pakenham Street]

5 June 2022: WA Day today, but no mention of our foundation or history (Council)

June, 2022: Victoria Quay - Neglect of Maritime Heritage of a Port City: Neglected Fremantle (3)

31 May 2022: Neglected Fremantle 2 (Pumping Station)

29 May 2022: Neglected Fremantle [1] (Pumping Station)

16 March 2022: Update on Fremantle Society Film: Tall Timbers

2 March 2022: Why is Council Tone Deaf to Good Music Facilities? [Town Hall]

25 February 2022: Film Studios Scrapped —Breaking News – You Are Reading This Here First [Victoria Quay]

17 February 2022: Entry to a Rubbish Dump? [Arthur Head]

2021

23 December 2021: Keep Cool and Carry On — Merry Christmas from a 50 Year Old

15 December 2021: New Admin Building Claims First Victim

11 December 2021: Perth Pictured Trying to Pinch Fremantle's Christmas

3 December 2021: Restoration and Ian Molyneux Exhibition

26 November 2021: Good News on Fremantle Family—Reminder: Talbot Hobbs: Fremantle's Greatest Architect?—News on Fremantle Society Film to Save Fremantle Traffic Bridge

25 November 2021: Western Australia's Most Senior Historian on the Hunt for Fremantle

22 November 2021: Local Government - Is it Good Enough?

15 November 2021: Architect John Taylor Talks about Talbot Hobbs. Fremantle's greatest architect?

8 November 2021: Prison 30th/ AGM/River Issues/Archives

3 November 2021: Concrete Art and the Riverside

1 November 2021: Lame Duck Opening

25 October 2021: Fremantle Deserves Respect

23 October 2021: Endless Signs that Freo Needs Fixing/Labor and Greens Clean Up (in Elections only)

11 October 2021: Bridge Video and Port Play

10 October 2021: Juicy Election Notes from the President

8 October 2021: International Help for the Bridge

4 October 2021: Breaking News about Fremantle's Heritage Bridge

30 September, 2021: Mayoral Debate 30 September

27 September, 2021: Your Last Chance to Get Democracy in Freo [Council]

20 September 2021: 20 Questions to ask your election candidates [Council]

19 September 2021: 20,000 Messages to all of Fremantle

14 September 2021: Who Won the First Candidates Debate in North Fremantle?

9 September 2021: Our Fiftieth Year

1 September 2021: Save Freo Bridge Alliance in Action

30 August 2021: Final of Three Bridge Forums: Tuesday 31 August (tomorrow) 6pm North Fremantle Community Centre 2 Thompson Road

18 August 2021: Unfit for Office [Park Bungalow]

5 August 2021: Election Issue — Does This Herald a New Dawn? [Council]

3 August 2021: You Have Been Fooled [Bridge]

1 August 2021: Call to Arms (and legs) Monday 2 August at 10.30am North side of traffic bridge/Dr Carmen Lawrence Launches ‘Perth Highline’

26 July 2021: Wednesday 28 July: Fremantle Council Meeting and Electors' Meeting Answers

23 July 2021: Council Elections: Vote for Someone Who Cares about Your Money and Fremantle's Financial Health

26 June 2021: Council Challenged to Seriously Improve/Electors Seek a New Council/6PRs Liam Bartlett Challenges Acting Mayor Sullivan: "It's Not a Good Look"

17 June 2021: The Fremantle Society Seeks Good Financial Governance [Council]

24 May 2021: Suffocating Suffolk Street [Suffolk Hotel]

22 May 2021: Is The Fremantle Herald still a community newspaper? [the Square]

19 May 2021: Six Storey [Suffolk] Hotel on South Terrace Too Large for Site

18 May 2021: The Fremantle Society Told You So

15 May 2021: How well is the "biggest project ever undertaken by Fremantle Council" really going?/June Boddy RIP

6 May 2021: Breaking News: Will the new King's Square admin building break the bank?

29 April 2021: Auditor General Reports on Fremantle

26 April 2021: Renaming Kings Square etc.

5 April 2021: King's Square Name Change, Heritage Festival, and South Terrace Hotel

23 March 2021: Expensive Woke Cancel Culture by Fremantle Council

20 March 2021: Save The Longest Wooden Bridge in Western Australia - Iconic Entrance to Fremantle

17 March 2021: SOB (Save Our Bridge), SOP (Save Our Port), and SOQ (Save Our Victoria Quay)

15 March 2021: Save Pioneer Park - for Heritage

4 March 2021: Film Studio or Property Developers' Land Grab?

3 March 2021: Award Winning Hollywood Director Backs Fremantle Society

26 February 2021: Governments Drunk With Power [wharf]

20 February 2021: Huge Boxes for Victoria Quay

6 January 2021: Pioneer Park - The Fremantle Society Vision

2020

25 November 2020: CY O'Connor's home demolished by Fremantle Council – you can now buy the land in a hushed-up auction

23 November 2020: Density with Dr Lutton: "We need cities and towns full of soul and authentic character."

21 November 2020: Dr Carmen Lawrence: Doing Density Differently + Design Freo Exhibition

19 November 2020: Why a New Port May Not Occur

17 November 2020: Postpone the Sale - and Put up a Damn Sign!

11 November 2020: 7-15 Quarry Street Major Land Sale by Fremantle Council

5 November 2020: Fremantle: 10 Year Turnaround or Turndown?

3 November 2020: Two Key Issues: The Bridge and Kings Square

31 October 2020: The Post and Heritage

26 October 2020: Get out your pencil and design a new bridge

13 October 2020: Bombshell One and Bombshell Two in King's Square

10 October 2020: Funeral of Ron Davidson

9 October 2020: New Conservation Management Plan Needs Comments

3 October 2020: SOB SOB (Save our Bridge) and SOS SOS (Save our Square)

1 October 2020: The Port, the Quay and the Bridge

17 September 2020: SOB (Save Our Bridge), SOP (Save Our Port), SOQ (Save Our Victoria Quay)

10 September 2020: Deep Concern for River Crossing Shown by Attendees at Town Hall Meeting

6 September 2020: West End Needs Better Protection

26 August 2020: Save the West End - Again!

20 August 2020: The Fremantle Bridge is One of Many Urgent Issues

14 August 2020: No Time for Archaeology [wooden streets]

13 August 2020: Markets Madness

11 August 2020: This Bridge Only Has a Future if You Fight for It [Wooden Traffic Bridge]

30 July 2020: The Wooden Streets of Fremantle Part 2

27 July 2020: Wooden Street Project - Needed to be Implemented NOW

23 July 2020: Sunday Times Apologises for Defamation

6 July 2020: State Treasurer Agrees with Fremantle Society [Council]

29 June 2020: Fremantle Society Arthur Head Campaign Goes National

21 June 2020: Inquiry into Fremantle Council?

8 June 2020: The Financial Pain Continues — Do You Want Your Rates to Go Up 11%? [Council]

5 June 2020: Main Roads Caves in to Fremantle Ports

25 May 2020: A Bridge Too Far?

20 May 2020: Bridge of Broken Promises

8 May 2020: Yard Property – the yardstick for heritage

1 May 2020: Where Has Your Money Gone? Time for Accountability

9 April 2020: A Crying Shame

3 April 2020: CAT Scratches Back

2 April 2020: Can the CAT and Save Arthur Head

1 April 2020: 1966 Royal Visit v 2020 Covid Virus Visit

24 March 2020: We All Need a Dose of Quarantine Now

16 March 2020: Naughty Boys Shaking Hands Over Books

9 March 2020: Annual Electors Meeting

24 February 2020: Curtins for Democracy in Fremantle

18 February 2020: Derelict Site in World Famous West End

5 February 2020: Les Lauder in Tasmania

28 January 2020: 24 Hours to Get a Quality Cultural Centre [Square]

20 January 2020: Raising the Bar in Fremantle

15 January 2020: Garry Gillard – Great Freotopia

7 January 2020: Disfigurement of a World Famous Town – Who Cares? [the deck atop the Dalgety Building]

2019

17 December 2019: President’s Report—10 Dec 2019 AGM Kidogo, by John Dowson

10 October 2019: Exciting Vision for Arthur Head

2018

9 January 2018: Linley Lutton/Hampton Road/ Manning Buildings 27 October 2017: Vale Fremantle Friend — Rob Campbell’s Funeral Today 4.30pm

2017

19 October 2017: Dr Linley Lutton

2016

20 June 2016: DAPs (Development Assessment Panels) and the Disastrous Amendment 49

10 June 2016: Another Dismal Quality Development Approved

5 June 2016: Heritage Festival Rolls into Final Straight

4 June 2016: Dazzling Dinner Date with DAPs and Dahl

3 June 2016: Mismanagement of ratepayer assets - again? — Arthur's HeadJ Shed

30 May 2016: Wednesday 1 June Council Planning Meeting [J Shed]

28 May 2016: Good Turnout for Fremantle Society Event [Asylum]

23 May 2016: Tram Tour

23 May 2016: 2016 Fremantle Heritage Festival

19 May 2016: King's Square or Coles

13 May 2016: Pretty picture followed by commercial

7 May 2016: West End Update

1 May 2016: Submissions for Heritage Listing of the 'West End' Close Monday 2 May

26 April 2016: Major Property Developers Back Fremantle Society

24 April 2016: Letter Sent to Mayor and Councillors [re Kings Square Business Plan]

23 April 2016: Note With Reference to Previous Email Sent

22 April 2016: Meeting with Premier Colin Barnett

21 April 2016: Resolutions of Public Meeting

19 April 2016: Important Public Meeting [King's Square Business Plan]

16 April 2016: Smoke and Mirrors – Why Your Money is Going Up in Smoke [Kings Square Business Plan]

15 April 2016: Free Public Meeting 20 April, 7pm at Notre Dame

15 April 2016: Shopfront Saga Continued

12 April 2016: The Fremantle Society King's Square Vision

9 April 2016: A Crying Shame – Fremantle Council heritage staff and Heritage Council staff have spectacularly failed to ensure good outcomes for the West End in recent building works.

7 April 2016: Damage to 5 Mouat Street (the German Embassy)

6 April 2016: Submission on 15 Bannister Street, Fremantle, Hougoumont Hotel

3 April 2016: Missed Opportunity (sale of the Police Precinct)

28 March 2016: Proposed new administration building for King's Square

References and Links

MailChimp archive (shows only the twenty most recent posts).

Internet Archive (shows posts from 2020 back to 2010).


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