Tuesday, May 17, 2022




Volunteers’ News – May 2022

Autumn bursts upon us and as always Sydney is full of things to do in May. Events like: Neighbourhood Centre Week, Sydney Park Community Planting Day, Sydney Writers’ Festival and more ...

Print copies – find places near you

The South Sydney Herald (SSH) continues in print every month. The paper is available from a range of venues across all suburbs in South Sydney – from cafés, pubs and restaurants to shops and community centres.

Wolfpack Space Hub lands in Waterloo

The soft opening of Wolfpack Space Hub’s new facility in Wellington Street, Waterloo, was on April 19, 2022.

Volunteers’ News – April 2022

As I look out my window today, the sun is shining after lots of rain overnight. I’m hoping it will last, though the weather forecast tells me differently. Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers go out to those in northern NSW and Queensland who continue to suffer severe weather activity.

Eden Garden – community consultation

Established in the 1980s, Eden Community Garden at South...

Vale Jack Carnegie (March 1948 – September 2021)

On March 22 Jane Rogers opened an exhibition as...

Locals feature in finals for Short+Sweet

Talented locals will feature in ‘the biggest little theatre festival in the world’ when Short+Sweet finally gets to complete its Covid-interrupted 2021 season in April 2022.

Volunteers’ News – March 2022

Sydney's events calendar is hotting up now Covid restrictions have been scaled back. There's Harmony Week, St Patrick's Day, the International Women’s Day rally and march ... and much more.

Volunteers’ News – February 2022

This is Year of the Tiger (the Water Tiger) in many Asian communities, and as always Sydney is putting on a show with style.

Vale Sadie, Glebe campaigner

Active campaigner for public housing in Glebe and advocate for women’s rights in the workplace Sarah Murdoch King – known to most Glebe locals as Sadie (and to some as the “Queen of Glebe”) – died on January 17 just one month after her 100th birthday.

Local Stories Live was uplifting – but please keep your support coming

Singer-songwriter Toby Martin brought songs and stories of Yorkshire...

Local businessman gives back, boosts storytelling

A successful businessman who grew up in Redfern community...

Scholarship helps Grace excel on strings

Young Redfern resident Grace Hu is one of 78 children (aged 7 to 18) across NSW and the ACT who have been awarded Variety – the Children’s Charity scholarships in 2021 to pursue their sporting and artistic dreams.

Student writing lights up Redfern

This week Story Factory is lighting up Redfern Street...

Priest and poet, baker, neighbour

Born in Gippsland, Anglican friar Noel Jeffs studied theology...

Volunteers’ News – November 2021

Hello everyone, it’s November already, as the year seems...

Volunteers’ News – October 2021

I hope this month finds you all in good spirits and looking forward to some easing of Covid restrictions from October 11 for fully vaccinated people.

International success for local filmmakers

Filmed over five years, I’m Wanita is the story of Wanita Bahtiyar, flamboyant country singer from Tamworth, as she heads to the US to realise her lifelong dream of recording an album in Nashville, honkytonk capital of the world.

Volunteers’ News – September 2021

Greetings volunteers and readers to the start of Spring, unofficially on September 1, but really with the Spring Solstice on September 23 this year.

Volunteers’ News – August 2021

The NSW government has announced a new date for the local government elections – Saturday December 4. iVote (electronic voting) will be available for the first time ...

Volunteers’ News – July 2021

Well, my dears, here we are again in lockdown...

Glebe reconnected post-iso through picnics and exhibitions

GLEBE: On Thursday, June 17, members of the Glebe...

Deadly things happen in Redfern

I am a proud Wiradjuri woman, mother and grandmother....

Support for pets and people

WATERLOO: Following the cancellation of the event last year...

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.

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.

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.

Reuse, recycle – care for community

WATERLOO: At the base of the Turanga building at...

Everyone can sing!

With One Voice (WOV) Redfern-Waterloo launched in 2019. Last...

Write a poem, grow a forest!

Zetland-based Red Room Poetry has partnered with the Australian...

Vale Pruny

REDFERN: On Friday March 12, many of the Redfern...

Volunteers’ News – April 2021

Farewell and thank you! Allison Forrest is leaving us as...

Stop at South Eveleigh for school holiday fun

South Eveleigh is up and running with Locomotive Street in motion, ready to provide visitors and locals with the latest food, health, wellness and beauty offerings.

Waterloo and Redfern in the frame

Diaconal student Allison Forrest set off with camera in hand to record some of the qualities of the community where she has made friends and found wise teachers.

Volunteers’ News – March 2021

What better way to start our 201st issue but...

Adopt a pet in Zetland this March

ZETLAND: On March 13, PETstock Zetland will host local...

Volunteers’ News – February 2021

We are 200! Welcome back everyone to our 200th issue of the South Sydney Herald, the brilliant and colourful local newspaper, which started off as a double-sided photocopied A4 sheet by founder Trevor Davies.

Raising funds, maintaining high standards of journalism

The South Sydney Herald’s Celebrate Community fundraiser was held online over Zoom on December 11. The event to raise funds for the paper was also a celebration to mark the end of the year.

PCYC youth celebrate Christmas together thanks to Rotary Sydney

REDFERN: Young people from PCYC South Sydney in Redfern...

Jacklin to star in virtual fundraiser

In October singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin released two new songs for Sub Pop Single Club: “to Perth, before the border closes” and “CRY”. In December, as well as playing four shows at the Vanguard in support of women’s refuge Lou’s Place, she will perform as part of the SSH Celebrate Community virtual fundraiser.

Origami Pop Cards ideal for Christmas

REDFERN: Small business Origami Pop Cards run by Dean...

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.

Volunteers’ News – December 2020

What a year it’s been and with border restrictions...

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.

Volunteers’ News – November 2020

Hello and welcome to November, and month nine* of...

Celebrate community – and support independent media

On Friday December 11, the SSH will host a virtual fundraiser, emceed by Julie McCrossin AM, with the aim of raising $5,000 toward production costs for this year. Zoom details at the end of this story. Please come!

Volunteers’ News – October 2020

Hello again, I hope you are all enjoying the...

Paddington Markets reopen after pandemic pause

Co-founder of Strawberry Hills based Dinosaur Designs, Stephen Ormandy,...

Support for Redfern Fire Station crew

The NSW government needs to commit to increasing fire...

A creative hub at the centre of community

REDFERN: Felipe Vilches is a resident artist at 107...

Volunteers’ News – September 2020

Hooray, it’s spring! Isn’t it lovely to see all the...