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The Photography of John Weeks

Reclaim Tecoma from McDonald's

28 July 2013

Facebook : No Maccas in the Hills

Community March From Belgrave to Tecoma

Gallery 1

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There are 38 Photo Galleries of the Protest Movement, click on the headings below to view each Gallery

14.10.12 Creating a community garden (1) 14.10.12 Creating a community garden (2) 16.10.12 Fences Go Up 18.10.12 Media Coverage 19.10.12 Community Meeting 23.10.12 Yarra Ranges Council Meeting 28.10.12 Site blessed by Elder Murrundindi 28.10.12 Community Singing - 'The Ballad of Tecoma' 07.11.12 ABC TV 7.30 Report media coverage
09.11.12 Police remove community protesters 02.03.13 'RESISTANCE IS FERTILE - NO MCDONALD'S IN TECOMA' MARCH ... 1 02.03.13 'RESISTANCE IS FERTILE - NO MCDONALD'S IN TECOMA' MARCH ... 2 21.04.13 Extraordinary Community Meeting 27.06.13 The Opening of 'Fast Fried & Fatal' 01.07.13 McDonald's Starts Building in Tecoma .. 1 01.07.13 McDonald's Starts Building in Tecoma .. 2 09.07.13 Community Protest March in Melbourne ... Gallery 1 09.07.13 Community Protest March in Melbourne ... Gallery 2
28.07.13 Community March from Belgrave to Telcoma .. Gallery 1 28.07.13 Community March from Belgrave to Telcoma .. Gallery 2 28.07.13 Who Are The Tecoma 8 .. You'll Be Surprised 06.08.13 Police in great numbers protect the McDonald's site ... Gallery 1

06.08.13 Police in great numbers protect the McDonald's site ... Gallery 2

21.08.13 State Parliament Protest Rally 2012 / 2013 Canine Protesters ""McDonald's - Not Even Fit For Dogs" 14.09.13 Burger Off Rally - Tecoma Goes To Town 14.09.13 Burger Off Rally - Tecoma Goes To Town - Federation Square Big Screen
13.09.13 Hills Gala Ball - Tecoma 8 Benefit 02.03.14 Community Meeting In Tecoma 22.03.14 Info & Merchandise Stand at Selby Fest 2014 07.04.14 - McDonald's Open In Tecoma - Gallery 1 07.04.14 - McDonald's Open In Tecoma - Gallery 2 04.05.14 - gNOmeageddon 26.05.14 - Communities In Control Conference 2014 01.07.14 - Take Back Tecoma Candle March Protest 24.08.14 - Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureka Exhibition & Presentation
20.09.14 - 'Gypsy Nights' - A No Maccas In The Hills Event 20.10.14 - Labor Party (Vic) visits Tecoma              


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If you have love in your heart, you always have something to give ...

See Gallery 2 'Community March From Belgrave to Tecoma' photo by clicking HERE

Who Are The Tecoma 8? You'll Be Surprised ... Click HERE

See earlier 'Reclaim Tecoma From McDonald's' photo by clicking HERE

Facebook : No Maccas in the Hills ...

ALSO see the amazing and beautiful short film, by the incredibly talented Hills film maker Tim Smith, documenting the March against Maccas. Music by Rebellious Bird.... Click HERE


The World Is Watching. See where the people, who viewed these photos, are from, by clicking HERE

Any comments / feedback, please direct them to John Weeks


"Yay! so proud to be a hills resident today!" ... Laura S., Australia

"Wonderful young people" ... Lainie L., Australia

"This warms my heart ♥" ... Jennifer M., Australia

"Good one" ... Bruce W., Australia

"Love this ♥ My heart was pounding all day today. The community buzz in the morning as marquis were going up, the steady stream of soup arriving and then the march....The whole day was 'powerhouse'" ... Miranda M., Australia

"Hopefully this will make them sit up and take notice!" ... Robyn M., Australia

"Beautiful xx" ... Jenny H., Australia

"Beautiful imagery in all your capturings. Thankyou. the spirit of The Hills. So lovely John :)" ... Deb S., Australia

"Great images John!" ... Chris J., Australia

"Yes the images are amazing. You have a wonderful eye John." ... Dale N., Australia

"♥" ... Jennifer M., Australia

"Wow - awesome" ... Astrid B., Australia

"The Hills are too beautiful for Maccas to destroy!!!!" ... Dawn P., Australia

"You need to put together a photo gallery specifically featuring "Dogs Whose Humans Marched Against Maccas". There was an impressive number of canines out in force on Sunday!" ... Aldona J., Australia

"Love it!" ... Kerry D., Australia

"Great!" ... Tamara S., Australia

"Thankyou for sharing" ... Susie B., Australia

"Thankyou John great photography" ... Lainie L., Australia

"Amazing, fantastic and beautifully captured John. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. What a day ... What a community!" ... Melly S., Australia

"Proud of you John ..give it to themmate <3" .... Dirck, Thailand

"Fantastic Photography which really captures the atmosphere at the recent Rally on Sunday! Whether you are anti McDonalds or in favour, have a look at the excellent photos which really give an insight into the Hills community." ... A.P., Australia

"Great shots John. J will be glad to see his photo made it!" ... Katherine D., Australia

"Wonderful pics as usual, thank you John :)" ... Jan L., Australia

"Awesome photos!!!!!" ... Jennifer M., Australia

"Great shots John!: ... Holly D., Australia

"Beautiful" ... Kessia T., Australia

"The portraits are wonderful" ... Janet H., Australia

"Great shots John" ... Suzy W., Australia

"Really great John - absolutely love your work :)" ... Kerry F., Australia

"Fabulous work John! What a great record of the whole event." ... Barb M., Australia

"Very empathic.. captures the spirit. can we share?" ... Jenny Mc., Australia

"You might have to publish more than one book after this is over John" ... J.L., Australia

"Some truly amazing photos in this batch... really empathic of the spirit of the rally on Sunday... " ... J.M., Australia

"Great photos, thanks!" ... Libby P., Australia

"Thanks John Weeks" ... Andrew M., Australia

"Jjust wanted to let you know that your photos of Reclaim Tecoma are just superb, thank you for showcasing your beautiful work for all of us to see and admire." ... Bec F., Australia

"Thank you John for your amazing images (as always)." ... M.P., Australia



"That's a great picture. Is there a way of posting it on the McDonalds website?" ... Aldona J., Australia

"What a poignant image. I hope people are getting the picture that this action is supported by a vast cross-section- we are parents, professionals, business owners, academics, hippies, conservatives, workers, tradies, old, young...people from all walks of life with a well expressed rational viewpoint." ... Ingrid W., Australia

"My daughter, please feel free to use the image." ... Bec F., Australia

"Thank you Bec F. your beautiful daughter, and to John Weeks. This image is priceless ..." ... H.D., Australia

"saw this banner today - love it!" ... Julie K., Australia


"Great pic" ... David C., Australia

"Fantastic pic! Can you post this elsewhere? (on your wall or NMITH's) so that I can share it" ... Danielle O., Australia


"Awesome work, John!" ... Deborah F., Australia

"Wow" ... Cyndi M., Australia

"It's a beautiful shot" ... Dylan Q., Australia

"Excellent photo, John" ... Paul M., Australia

"Fantastic capture!" ... Jarrah H., Australia

"I think we need to pick a really iconic image that captures the spirit of the Tecoma campaign, and publicise it far and wide. Think of iconic photos that have captured the world's attention in the past and changed the course of events, e.g. the famous picture of the naked Vietnamese girl fleeing from napalm bombing; man walking on the moon; the first nuclear bomb going off; a man clubbing a baby seal. We should "short-list" some of the best shots, maybe here on this page, and get people to vote and see which gets the most "likes". Then spread it everywhere and make it go viral." ... Aldona J., Australia

"Awesome shot! ... A beautiful pic of the kids at the protest march! ...Yes very certainly brought out their beauty! " ... Tamsenne, Australia

"He ain't heavy...he's my brother" ... Anya, Australia

"This is such a brilliant pic and if it can be used please do it, it says so much and tugs at my heeart strings well done John" ... Shakti, Australia



"Inspiring and moving...thank you Tecoma 8!" ... Rain W., Australia


"Love it John, thank you" ... Jan L., Australia


"Great photo as always by our friend John!" ... Aldona J., Australia

Any comments / feedback, please direct them to John Weeks