Friday, July 19, 2024

South Sydney Herald

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Apology to LGBTQIA+ community

On June 6, Premier Chris Minns issued an "unreserved" apology to NSW’s LGBTQIA+ community over historical laws which criminalised homosexual acts.

Sleepout in support of homelessness services

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a one-night event held on one of the longest and coldest nights of the year. The St Vincent de Paul Society launched the event in 2006 to raise awareness and funds to combat homelessness, with close to $100 million raised nationally over 18 years of the event.

Koalas at the fore of fight for preservation

The Tipping Point team, who develop projects for Friends of the Earth Australia, commissioned Blak Douglas to paint Coalface, his latest mural in Redfern in the heart of the electorate of the Minister for the Environment and Water.

‘Terza Rima for Etienne, 1983’

I stood one day in the sparse tree wood ...

Making room for community

The Waterloo Action Plan includes the following action point (2.7): “to make better use of existing community infrastructure and its availability and use for community outcomes. For example, reinvigorate community rooms and common areas and public spaces to bring community together.”

A place where culture can be cherished and shared

Some years back, the City of Sydney purchased 119 Redfern Street (former site of Redfern Post Office) with the intention of providing a local Aboriginal knowledge and culture centre. The premises was officially opened on May 11, and offers two levels of multipurpose community and commercial space.

Through the fabric of dreams

With striking, fantastical imagery, Australian artist and Archibald Prize winner Julia Gutman teams up with animation technologists Pleasant Company to conjure an animated journey of self-discovery and wonder.

Why we love our pets

We all know that pets play an important role in our lives and we love them for many reasons. They are companions, supporters, don’t judge us and are loyal.

Church responds with love to arson

In recent weeks, vandals have burned and torn the Rainbow Flag at South Sydney Uniting Church (SSUC) on Raglan Street. The church’s notice board has also been defaced. There have been arson attacks on the church in the past.

Early detection of heart disease at AMS

REDFERN: Australia’s oldest First Nation’s owned and operated health organisation, the Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS), now has facilities for the early detection of heart...

16th Coloured Diggers March

REDFERN: The Coloured Diggers March on Anzac Day was the 16th to be held. The day serves to commemorate the history of the First Peoples of Australia and New Zealand who served to protect their countries in armed conflicts overseas.

Steve Ostrow remembered (1932‑2024)

A memorial service for Steve Ostrow OAM was held on Saturday, April 13 at Pitt Street Uniting Church. Ostrow dedicated years of service to...

A call to faith, justice and an end to occupation

On Monday March 18, members of Balmain and Leichhardt Uniting Churches met with their State MP, Kobi Shetty, whose office is located in Glebe.

Some artworks are bound by frames, some bounce around the walls

Bridget Kelly is an abstract colourist artist, with a chromosome to spare. Bridget’s unique mark-making and dizzying colour combinations are created using Posca pens,...

Shake It Up this World Parkinson’s Day

Redfern local of 18 years, Emma, is proof you can’t keep a good woman down. In May 2017 she was our cover girl to...

Fire and Rescue celebrates 140 years

Fire and Rescue NSW marked its 140th birthday on February 14 with a special ceremony at the City of Sydney station in Castlereagh Street.

Sovereignty, security and dignity

Israel and Palestine have grappled with enduring territorial disputes and complex geopolitical tensions across generations. Peacemakers insist the “side” we’re called to support isn’t exclusively pro-Israel or pro-Palestine, it’s “pro-solution”.

Photos from Mardi Gras 2024

Michelle Haywood captures the excitement of the 2024 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Stingless bees at Mirrung Garden

Mirrung Garden at South Sydney Uniting Church in Waterloo is now home to a hive of native bees. The beehive is located in the...

The Settlement needs our help

Did your kids go to The Settlement? Did you? Established by Sydney University Women’s College, this wonderful local organisation has been providing services for...

Photos from January 26

Michelle Haywood captures the mood of January 26 with this collection of photos from across South and central Sydney.

Dancing all the way

After joining what many consider Australia’s first modern dance company, the Bodenwieser Ballet, when she was 24, dance took Eileen Kramer around the world....

‘Donate a Plate’ so no one goes hungry this Christmas

Wayside Chapel is making an urgent plea to all Australians to support people with nowhere to go this holiday season through its “Donate a...

Faith leaders call for no new coal or gas and urgent action on climate

CANBERRA: Senior faith leaders urge the federal Labor government to put an end to all new fossil fuel projects in Australia and to listen to the voices of Pacific Island nations calling for Australia to phase out fossil fuels.

Peace prize for commitment to women’s rights

The 2023 Sydney Peace Prize was awarded to Nazanin Boniadi at a ceremony at Sydney Town Hall on November 2. Lord Mayor Clover Moore...

Letter a must-read for all Australians

On behalf of our volunteer contributors and distributors, the South Sydney Uniting Church, partner organisations and community groups, the South Sydney Herald offers heartfelt...

Message of hope and humanity

In an Australian premiere, spectacular new dance-theatre work Message In a Bottle from award-winning choreographer Kate Prince, set to the music of 17-time Grammy award-winning artist Sting, has opened at the Joan Sutherland Theatre as part of the Opera House’s 50th Birthday Festival.

Forum: ‘Cost of Living: Who pays the price for a society divided?’

“Cost of Living: Who pays the price for a society divided?” is the theme of the annual Rosalie Rendu Forum to be held in...

ARIA Research wins tech company of the year with smart glasses that offer sound-based ‘vision’

Sydney-based vision-tech innovator ARIA Research, which has created world-first technology that turns images into sounds for those who are blind and have low vision,...

Want to understand the Voice in your language? Inspire others to vote Yes?

In the past four weeks, multiple multicultural and community faith group forums have been held to inform people from Chinese, a variety of South-East...

Rally at Plibersek’s office – voters oppose new coal and gas

New polling shows voters in Tanya Plibersek’s Sydney electorate want Environment Minister Plibersek to stop approving new coal and gas projects. Move Beyond Coal and...

Life caught on camera takes top award

The Australian Life photography competition crown has gone to photographer Samuel Ferris for their image “On the Way to Inspections”. The image of Ferris’s family rushing...

Religious and multicultural groups pledge Yes

Religious and multicultural communities across Sydney gathered at Pitt Street Uniting Church on the UN International Day of Peace (September 21) to pledge support...

LOLA: AI redefining healthcare and mental wellbeing

In today’s fast-paced world, where work-related injuries and illnesses continue to impact individuals and businesses, the demand for innovative healthcare solutions has reached a...

Let’s put Redfern on the birdwatching map!

Our feathered friends in Redfern need your help this spring to celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature and our native bird life. This year...

Rachel Perkins is continuing her father’s legacy of activism ahead of the referendum

On Tuesday September 19, filmmaker and co-chair of Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition Rachel Perkins, delivered the Dr Charles Perkins Memorial Oration, which is...

Moments from the Yes23 campaign in pictures

In the Uluru Statement from the Heart, Indigenous Australians asked people to support a Voice to Parliament in Australia’s constitution, so people from all...

Sydney rally marks one year since Mahsa Amini’s death in custody in Iran

A year after the death of Kurdish-Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, protesters rallied in Sydney’s Hyde Park in solidarity and calling for greater freedoms for women...

More voices join Beetaloo Basin NT anti-fracking plea

Jingili singer-songwriter Stuart Nuggett and Mudburra traditional owner Ray Dimakarri Dixon, who is also a singer-songwriter, took their concerns about fracking Beetaloo Basin to...

Neil Para granted residency during 1,000 kilometre walk for refugees

Neil Para recently walked 1000 kilometres to ask the Prime Minister for fairness for refugees who’ve lived here in Australia for more than a...

Michael Long walks for the Voice and asks ‘Where is the love for my people?’

On August 14, champion former Essendon player Michael Long arrived in Canberra, having walked there from Melbourne. Ahead of the Voice referendum on October 14,...

Young Lismore musicians to feature in Sydney Latin music concert

A young jazz band from Lismore will contribute to a night of Latin music and dance that could entice music lovers into the city...

Blessing of the animals

For many years Monika Biernacki and a group of volunteers have been rescuing animals from council pounds. Monika’s Rescues has up to 200 dogs...

Izzy n The Profit at Hustle & Flow

Izzy n The Profit performed at Hustle & Flow Bar in Redfern on Thursday August 24. The show, Izzy’s 40th birthday jam, featured DJ Maniac,...

YES – if not now, when?

"If we don’t seize the moment now, then when?" This was a question posed by ultra-marathon runner Pat Farmer at the Sydney Opera House...

Yellamundie Festival turns 10 with a great lineup

The 10th anniversary of the Yellamundie Festival will be celebrated in late September with a vibrant program of First Peoples voices and stories across the...

Lee rows in, greyhound adoption day and Vietnam Veterans’ Day in pictures

Our photographer Michelle Haywood has been out and about documenting what’s been happening in Sydney this July and August. Take a look!

Building Australian support for Irish unity

On August 9, supporters gathered at the The Gaelic Club in Surry Hills for the Sydney launch of Australian Friends of Irish Unity (AFIU)...

Pemulwuy in pictures

Our photographer Michelle Haywood captured the Pemulwuy opening event on July 25, which also celebrated the Aboriginal Housing Company’s 50th anniversary. Browse the gallery...

What a month for the Matildas!

What a month for the Matildas! Our photographer Michelle Haywood has captured the excitement across the city of Sydney during the FIFA Women’s World...