Talks of the Town – September/October 2011

September 08

David Hutchison – Author talk

Noted historian, David Hutchison lives in Fremantle and since 1985 has worked as a museologist and heritage consultant. David’s publications include: ‘Fremantle Walks’, ‘A Town Like No Other’, essays, articles, poetry and botanical illustrations. David will be talking about his novel ‘Many Years a Thief’, a work based around John Gavin, who at 15 years of age became the first European to be executed in the Western Australia colony.

10.00am – 11.00am                Fremantle City Library

Bookings required 9432 9766 or

September 14

Introduction to Aboriginal Culture and Heritage

The Department of Environment and Conservation will be hosting an ‘Introduction to Aboriginal Culture and Heritage’ talk. Come and enjoy morning tea while listening to Belinda Cox talk about the Nyoongar six seasons and the significance of flora and fauna that indicates the change of seasons

10.00am – 11.00am                Fremantle City Library

Bookings required 9432 9766 or

September 28

Carina Hoang – Author talk

Carina will be speaking about her book ‘Boat People’. This self-published book provides an in-depth look at one of the most extraordinary mass movements of people in modern history; the exodus from Vietnam from 1975 through to 1992. Carina, the book’s editor, escaped by boat with her two younger siblings when she was 16 years old and after settling in the US, resumed her studies and graduated with an MBA. Carina now lives in Perth with her husband and daughter and is completing her PhD at Murdoch University.

6.30pm – 7.30pm             Fremantle City Library

Bookings required 9432 9766 or


October 14

Virginia Hailes – Family /Carer Support Worker

Virginia Hailes, a Family/Carer Support Worker will speak on the experiences of carers who are parents, partners or children of someone with a mental health issue. Social, life-cycle, psychological and financial impacts will be discussed along with information on what type of formal and informal support options are out there for the carer.

10:00am – 11:00am                        Fremantle City Library.

Bookings required 9432 9766 or

October 21

Bill Johnstone – The Fremantle Men’s Community Shed (Freomenshed Inc)

Freomenshed Inc evolved from an idea that men in the Fremantle area could benefit from having a “tooled up” shed facility to work on projects, be it their own or community ones. Bill Johnstone will be speaking about the aims of Freomenshed Inc as well as explaining what current activities are available to men in the local community.

10.00am – 11.00am                                 Fremantle City Library

Bookings required 9432 9766 or