Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Campaign launched to build Australia’s first truth telling museum

Not-for-profit Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) and bus company CDC NSW launched a fundraising campaign on Sorry Day (May 26) to build the country’s...

‘You are home, Dimitris’

NEWTOWN: More than 350 mesmerised audience members, swayed, clapped in time and sang along with internationally-acclaimed Greek singer and musician, Dimitris Basis in his...

School children put on rations for refugees

Schoolchildren and teachers are being invited to eat like a refugee during the week leading up to World Refugee day (June 14-19); get sponsored;...

South Eveleigh lays on food and fun for Sydney Solstice 2021

To celebrate the longest night of the year, the heritage Locomotive Street in South Eveleigh will be transformed into a festival of free and ticketed events for all ages, fusing performance, food and drink, art installations and music.

The Big Issue turns 25 this week — and it’s ‘awesome’

The Big Issue will celebrate 25 years this week, marking the quarter-century milestone with a very special bumper birthday magazine edition out on Friday...

Volunteers’ News – June 2021

It is 10 years since our beloved founding editor Trevor Davies died and we remember him with love and affection. We're also grateful for all who have helped the paper to continue to thrive since then, including our brilliant cartoonist norrie mAy-welby who is having an exhibition in June.

Coercive control checklist could save lives

A Pocket Guide to Relationships, Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control aims to help people understand how you can still be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship even where there is no physical violence. And it can be downloaded FREE in several languages.

Writers within reach

DARLINGTON: More than 400 Australian-based speakers and 15 international writers (via video) discussed Within Reach – the theme of the 23rd Sydney Writers’ Festival,...

Volunteers’ News – May 2021

Did you manage to catch the Pink Supermoon on April 27? I did, it was large and bright but not pink from my view. For you sky watchers there will be a Super Full Blood (Red) Lunar Eclipse on May 26.

Dead Nature: a reckoning in the face of the climate crisis

CAMPERDOWN: Natura Morta, an exhibition of drawings, mixed media works and installations, by Sydney-based artist and designer Bettina Kaiser, explores aspects of humanity’s relationship...

Tens of thousands to join call for sustainable future

In the past 18 months, we’ve endured a lot. We’ve witnessed some of the worst bushfires in Australian history, had our lives ground to...

Get your apartment building into the food scraps recycling trial

The City of Sydney is looking for an additional 100 apartment buildings to take part in a food recycling trial. Since July 2019, the City...

Notre Dame graduate helps bushfire survivors to rebuild

When Celina Nunez finished university at the end of 2019, she faced a world fraught with disaster. The year 2020 started with one of...

Is your heart safe at work?

This World Day for Safety and Health at Work, St John Ambulance NSW is promoting the importance of defibrillators in the hope that one...

Write a poem, grow a forest!

Zetland-based Red Room Poetry has partnered with the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan (the Garden) to create a new prize that encourages young people...

Renewal of mural on Eveleigh St

REDFERN: The “Welcome to The Block” mural on Eveleigh Street has been renewed and looks great as part of the Pemulwuy development.

Universe behind closed doors

What’s happening in our private moments that no one else might be able to see or understand? What are the rituals we perform, or...

Help the Bower aid jobless to rebuild

The federal government’s JobKeeper scheme ended on March 28. And by its own estimates, between 100,000 and 150,000 JobKeeper recipients will lose their jobs in...

Survey shows female heart attack survivors worse off than men

A woman in Australia who has a heart attack is less likely than a man to receive the same life-saving treatment, be given advice...

Try this egg-cellent list to aid your ethical Easter shopping

Choose your chocolate wisely this Easter using the Easter scorecard to work out which big brands are free of child labour, farmer impoverishment, and deforestation.

Help is at hand where ‘invisible fires’ still burn says Stone

NRMA Insurance and Lifeline have partnered with Australian music icon Julia Stone to highlight the continued need for mental health support for people affected by the devastating fires throughout the 2019-2020 season.

Offset your chocolate this Easter to give kids a go

In the lead up to Easter, Be Slavery Free is asking people to offset the human cost of their chocolate by donating the difference between current store prices for chocolate and a living income price for cocoa farmers. Here's why ...

Pitt St to sound alarm for climate with bagpipes on global Day of Action

Over 100 local faith communities across Australia from diverse traditions will hold events on March 11 as part of a major global multi faith Day of Action to “sound the alarm” for the climate. The story outlines how to get involved ...

In support of harm minimisation

The Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) in Kings Cross allows for a relatively safe environment for people to inject drugs, access emergency care...

Students help transform bread tags into wheelchairs

ALEXANDRIA: Children from Camp Australia’s before- and after-school care service at Alexandria Park Community School (APCS) have posted 1.2kg of bread tags to an organisation in South Australia and are continuing to collect tags at a fast rate.

New rainbow path primed for Mardi Gras

SURRY HILLS: A new rainbow path that snakes through Prince Alfred Park in Surry Hills was opened in February – just in time for...

Adopt a pet in Zetland this March

ZETLAND: On March 13, PETstock Zetland will host local animal rescue organisation Sydney Dogs and Cats Home as part of PETstock Assist’s annual National...

Tea, tours and tastiness feature in Sydney’s Lunar New Year festivities

An authentic Chinese tea ceremony and a calligraphy demonstration are on offer in Waterloo as one of many attractions during Sydney Lunar New Year. The...

Common values and goals

On the occasion of our 200th issue there is much to celebrate. The SSH is the only community media with a newspaper reporting continuously in the inner southern suburbs.

New skate park opens in Alexandria

Sculptural bowls and obstacles are challenging skaters of all ages at the new $6 million skate park in Alexandria opened by the City of...

Heart smart head start in REDFEB

This February, Heart Research Australia invites all Australians to wear RED for someone close to their heart to help keep families together for longer. It is also...

‘Buy One, Give One’ masks for people in need

Purchase a box of face masks from St John Ambulance NSW and they’ll donate a box to people in need. For every box of face...

Exhibition evokes how Sydney’s waterways nurture belonging

A Surry Hills ceramics and pottery instructor has joined forces with a Balmain-based visual artist to create a unique exhibition exploring Sydney’s waterways.

PCYC youth celebrate Christmas together thanks to Rotary Sydney

REDFERN: Young people from PCYC South Sydney in Redfern enjoyed face painting, a treats truck, a barbecue, and Christmas gifts at a party hosted...

Sea museum partners with SSI to strengthen support for new migrants

Two organisations deeply involved in migration to Australia signed an MOU in August which will help to ensure diverse peoples are reflected in the...

Australian churches unite this Christmas to help Covid-ravaged communities around the world

Although Christmas may be different for many of us in this year of pandemic, 1300 churches spanning 15 denominations across Australia have come together to help communities around the...

Let the bidding begin!

The SSH Celebrate Community fundraiser on December 11 will include an online auction. There are fabulous items for bidders to win, and bidding starts now!

House names changed to honour Indigenous heritage

Leading First Nations artists, Tony Albert, Blak Douglas, Thea Perkins and Nicole Monks worked with Bourke St Public School (BSPS), parents, and Elder Uncle Jimmy Smith, to create new Aboriginal school house names and symbols unveiled during NAIDOC week in November.

What’s worrying our young people?

Young people from NSW aged between 15 and 19 years have significant concerns relating to equity and discrimination, Covid-19, the environment and mental health. These...

The Australian Museum is revamped and free

The Australian Museum (AM) reopened to the public on November 28 after a 15 month $57.5m building transformation which has significantly increased public spaces...

Pop-up Christmas music to gladden South Sydney

Sydney will sparkle and buzz this Christmas, with pop-up musical performances in local neighbourhoods, light displays, decorations, roving performers and more Christmas trees than...

Have fun at our virtual fundraiser

Don't miss our virtual variety concert, trivia comp with prizes, online auction, great artists and MC. Raise funds to support your independent local newspaper. See you there on Friday December 11 at 7 pm. Spend the evening with Julie McCrossin AM, Tim Gray (Green Hand Band) Claire Patti-Chehade, Mel Quinn, Julia Jacklin, and others, including South Sydney Herald contributors and supporters. It will be a great night.

Make Newtown Festival your backyard party on November 8

Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC) can’t host Newtown Festival in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions – but it is inviting locals to have a small...

Venturers appeal to safeguard hall for community service

Alexandria Scout Hall at 130 Henderson Road is a local success story. After 20 years of being vacant it was reopened by volunteers in...

Be aware of 1.5 metre distance this White Cane Day

On International White Cane Day (October 15), we at Guide Dogs NSW/ACT want to highlight the need for awareness of white canes. White Cane Day...

Poetry of hope hits Enmore

Issues of our times will be aired at Words of Hope, a live poetry reading at St Luke’s Anglican Church in Enmore on October...

SEXtember – faithful speak of struggles, pleasure, danger

Speakers from four faith traditions – Buddhist, Islamic, Unitarian/Atheism and Christian – presented at a “faith, sexuality and sexual ethics” seminar conducted by the...

Why eight pages?

If the South Sydney Herald feels a little slimmer in your hands this month, it’s because we’ve (sadly) had to cut the paper back to eight pages.

Show you care – SOS for our bush friends!

Calling on local artists, old and young – drawers, writers, sculptors, bush lovers ... Which bush animals do you most love and care about? Who do you hope will have a safe and happy summer in our Australian bush?

People call on the government to ‘fund our future not gas’

On September 25, people gathered across Australia to call on the government to “fund our future not gas”.  Six hundred and thirty actions were registered...