• Covid Times 4

    April 12, 2020 by

    The streets of Fremantle are largely deserted except for the homeless and depauperate. They mill. They don’t maintain social distancing. They don’t comply. Their benches have been plastered with signs saying CLOSED but they peel these off and sit anyway. White cockatoos are masters at mass gathering, from the lemon scented gum to the olive,… Read more

  • Covid Times 3

    April 5, 2020 by

    All day the helicopter drones on. It is checking on the cruise ships, hovering over ahead like a sticky fly. It is the background to an otherwise peaceful day. A man picks olives on the oval – last year there were groups of people doing this. Now, just one lone man with a tarpaulin. Then… Read more

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