Tuesday, February 27, 2024


At 254,000 kilometres an hour,
Orbiting the earth in nine-and-a-half minutes,
And while this is definitely my animus,
Even I must be aware of my limits.

As a non-sentient entity the intergalactic police
Can’t keep up with me, so no speeding tickets.
My encompassing view is velvet black pitch,
Planets with a trillion diamonds sewn in as trinkets.

Gas molecules absorb solar light, re-radiating it out,
Within my long tail pure white light reflects,
My orbit past inhabited heavenly bodies
Ensure you are all my star-gazing subjects.

Morehouse, Chiron I consider family for comets,
And although I’d prefer the name O’Malley,
The last time you saw me was in 1986,
Pleased to meet you, my name is Halley.

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Volunteers’ News – February 2024

Welcome back to another year of the South Sydney Herald, still being published in our 23rd year, thanks to your support and readership.

Tennis legends criticised for boycott plea

Tennis greats Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert have been accused of “turning their backs on women” after pushing back on plans to hold the season ending WTA Finals in Saudi Arabia’s capital.

Photos from January 26

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

Melanoma treatment pioneers awarded 2024 Australian of the Year

University of Sydney Professors Georgina Long AO and Richard Scolyer AO, co-medical directors of the Melanoma Institute Australia, have jointly won the prestigious Australian of the Year award for their pioneering work in the treatment of melanoma.

Living with dementia – a carer’s journey: 1. Diagnosis

My journey of caring for my husband, Stuart, living with dementia began with a trip he made to Monterrey, Mexico.

Volunteers’ News – December 2023

Martin Place Christmas tree and fairy lights until January 1 The City of Sydney is again showcasing the lights at Martin Place, with the tallest Christmas tree in NSW. It will feature a massive 110,000 LED lights, a colour-changing star and 330 specially created Christmas baubles. What a wonderful treat...