Friday, September 17, 2021




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...

The Tin Humpy – vibrant and inclusive

REDFERN: The Tin Humpy in Redfern Street is a...

Volunteers’ News – August 2020

I suppose, like me, you will have noticed a...

Where everybody feels equal and welcome

REDFERN: The Park Café on Chalmers Street is an...

Wear the Change for migrant and refugee women

NEWTOWN: As Covid-19 lockdowns lifted, Newtown-based sustainable fashion label,...

Volunteers’ News – July 2020

Welcome to the Covid-19 winter 2020 issue. Can you...

Volunteers’ News – June 2020

I hope the last month has treated you all...

Ambour Hardware – quality service over more than 60 years

At Ambour Hardware, 93a Redfern Street, you will find all manner of products such as cutting and plumbing tools, gardening and power tools, building materials, chains, picture hooks, locks and keys, paints and much more. Locals hold owners Joe and Marie Ambour in high regard.

Quarantine routine – Adam, Virginia and August

We are united but isolated. I am safe in...

Quarantine routine – Emma

I realised Covid-19 had entered my consciousness on a...

Arkoun, Tovy and Bun!

REDFERN: PT Crown Bakery on George Street, close to...

Volunteers’ News – May 2020

I can’t believe it’s a month since we’ve been...

Spread only kindness

As the coronavirus pandemic bites more deeply, people across the globe are hurting and grieving – the people of South Sydney among them. Over the last month, we have watched and listened with pride and gratitude as people in our area have reached out, acted generously and banded together online and (safely) through other means.

Do jeh, Lan!

WATERLOO: Meet Lan, the friendly and hard-working owner of Waterloo Laundry on Botany Road, just near the IGA. Business has slowed due to current public health measures and self-isolation, but as we go to print the laundry remains open.

Servicing the community at a distance

The advice is clear: we must maintain a physical distance in order to slow the spread of Covid-19. If we do not follow this advice, the disease will spread too quickly and consequentially overwhelm our hospitals. Our health system will be under immense stress and people may die unnecessarily.

Covid-19: Gleebooks – ‘Books can sustain us when the world goes dark’

Gleebooks is staying positive and being innovative in offering free postage and reading recommendations for isolation. They'd also love you to buy books – and especially those by Australian authors!

Covid-19: The Social Outfit – ‘Social connection is why we are here’

NEWTOWN: When we asked The Social Outfit (TSO) what will help them survive the impact of COVID–19 they said please shop online.

Make someone’s day – it’s rewarding

GLEBE: The Junction Neighbourhood Centre (JNC) at St Helen’s Community Centre is seeking volunteers who have some free time, and want to make a difference to older people in their neighbourhood.

Sydney’s not just belly for Tanyeli!

Tanyeli is a world-renown belly dancer from Turkey who is based in Sydney where she has an event company that organises multicultural festivals and concerts.