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Browsing Archive: February, 2015

Student Muhammed Sheglabo signing up for jihad is alarming

Posted by Matt Hayden on Monday, February 23, 2015,
Lately residents of this sunny, pleasant, and generally peaceful city have learned of a rather alarming development: We've produced our first jihadi. Student Muhammed Sheglabo has been seduced by dreams of glory in seeking an Islamic caliphate and headed off to fight for this cause in Iraq.

The whole phenomenon is as mad as it is wrong no matter where it occurs in Australia. But it seems doubly so when it happens over here in the mild west. You'd expect a city like Sydney to produce a few guys...
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Spectrum Apartments, corner Newcastle and Charles Streets

Posted by Matt Hayden on Tuesday, February 3, 2015,
As well as being a bit obsessed with the old buildings in this city, I always keep an eye out for the new ones that have just popped up, or are on the way. The speed with which immense new structures are built here is quite dizzying.

You'll see a vacant block with a little sales office on it. Then the next time you go past it there'll be a gleaming five storey apartment block there!

The Spectrum Apartments are a case in point. Just went past the location on the weekend. Nothing there now, but i...
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Perth's old buildings interest me more as I age myself

Posted by Matt Hayden on Monday, February 2, 2015,
Since returning from Sydney to live in my home town of Perth in 2010, I've become increasingly fascinated by a couple of things. Firstly, there's the rate of change in this city. It's amazing. It just keeps getting bigger and busier. The speed of transformation may have plateaued, but it's still pretty frantic. And there seems to be no end in sight. Such a contrast to when I was growing up, and even compared to when I lived here from 1998 until 2002 ... 

The other aspect of Perth that I really...
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Good books about and set in Perth and Fremantle
Line of Sight
When War Came to Fremantle
The Devil's Garden
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