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Homelessness Week prayers for lives lost

Sister Anne Jordan, co-founder of Cana Communities, led the memorial, which began with an acknowledgement of Gadigal sovereignty. She continued, “ land is now...

Honouring lives, lamenting the plight of many homeless

Honouring the lives of recently deceased “street people” – strangers, friends, family.

Taking the Tai Chi challenge

REDFERN: Yvonne Mayer has for many years enjoyed regular Tai Chi exercises. At 11am each Wednesday during school terms she meets with fellow practitioners,...

Dreaming beyond, injustice remembered

REDFERN: Despite the bleak weather, there was a healthy bustle in Redfern Park on Harmony Day, breathing life into the Dreaming Beyond Festival.

Colour and conservation – Artist Profile: Gaylene Smith

Gaylene Smith’s first solo exhibition will open at the Orchard Gallery (56a Raglan St Waterloo) on December 14, from 5pm.

Recycling workshop shares the love

WATERLOO: Waterloo Recycling Workshop (WRW) is a sustainable business with a proven record of community service. Now in its sixth year, the team, led by Naomi Ward under the auspices of The Factory Community Centre in Raglan Street, comprises skilled volunteer carpenters and collectors, sales and support staff. Each Friday morning in the lower car park of the Turanga building, customers clamour for bargains – a picture frame, a vase or tablecloth, a restored table or bench seat, an antique set of drawers or freshly painted cupboard.

Automatic Dispensing Machine now operational

Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) oversaw the installation of an Automatic Dispensing Machine (ADM) in front of the Redfern Health Centre in February 2013. Kate Reakes, Manager of the Harm Minimisation Program for the Sydney Area Health District provided the following update on the project to REDWatch Spokesperson, Geoff Turnbull.

Keeping the barbie, relocating the hoop

DARLINGTON: City of Sydney spokesperson Joel Johnson has thanked community members for feedback regarding the barbecue and basketball hoop at Charles Kernan Reserve. In response to the feedback received the City will be retaining the barbecue in its current location.

Keating’s unforgettable speech

On December 10, 1992, at Redfern Park, then Prime Minister Paul Keating gave the Australian launch of the International Year for the World’s Indigenous People with a speech that is now seen as a defining moment in Australian history. He spoke to a largely Indigenous audience, and at the time there was little press coverage of the speech. But its fame grew. In 2007, listeners to ABC Radio National voted the Redfern speech as their third most “unforgettable speech”, behind Martin Luther King's “I have a dream”, and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.