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Sydney’s fire, films and tributes in pictures

Our photographer Michelle Haywood has been out and about documenting what’s been happening in Sydney this May and June – take a look!

Coota Girls Stolen Generation Reunion on Sorry Day, May 26, 2023. Men who grew up in Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home joined in too.

Sydney Swans Pride Game on June 8 was also Lance Franklin’s 350th game. The Swans and the Saints played in the first Pride Game for premiership points in 2016 and since then the game has been an annual fixture to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

Sydney Film Festival 2023 Premieres, including Warrick Thornton New Boy, Bruce Pascoe documentary The Dark Emu Story, Rachel Ward Rachel’s Farm, Craig Foster and Hakeem A-Araibi in The Defenders.

The Archie Roache Tribute Concert at Sydney Town Hall on June 9 was part of Vivid Music in 2023. A Bend in the River saw a night full of tribute performances celebrating the legacy of one of Australia’s most potent and powerful truth-tellers, songmen and activists.
Mabo Day celebration on June 3.
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Sydney’s best ‘top 20’ result in prestigious world rankings

The University of Sydney has secured its highest ever ranking overall and continues to be rated as a top 20 global university in the 2025 QS World University Rankings.

Homes NSW to develop North Eveleigh Clothing Store site

The North Eveleigh Clothing Store Precinct will be transferred to Homes NSW for the delivery of 500 new homes, half of which will be social and affordable homes.

A new kind of industry policy

The Trevor Davies Memorial Lecture is an annual event hosted by the Trevor Davies ALP Branch, and the Newtown ALP State Electorate Council. This year, it was held at the Royal Hotel on June 13. Assistant Minister Tim Ayres, a former branch member and Darlington local, was asked to deliver the address.

Volunteers’ News – July 2024

Volunteers’ News – July 2024.

Refreshing approach to food production

REDFERN: On July 21, I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the new website for Native Botanical Brewery (NBB), and to talk to the team behind this new and innovative business.

‘A giant in the fight for First Nations justice’

It is with great sadness that Reconciliation Australia sends our condolences to the family and friends of the Rev. Dr D. Gondarra OAM.