Friday, June 21, 2024




Volunteers’ News – June 2024

Volunteers’ News – June 2024.

Volunteers rule!

Counterpoint Community Services hosted its 18th Redfern and Waterloo Volunteer Awards at the Alexandria Town Hall on May 22. The event was part of National Volunteer Week.

Making room for community

The Waterloo Action Plan includes the following action point (2.7): “to make better use of existing community infrastructure and its availability and use for community outcomes. For example, reinvigorate community rooms and common areas and public spaces to bring community together.”

Seen on the Green

Gumeroy was born in Moree, near the Mehi River. He had a “typical country upbringing” which included hunting, fishing, and sports.

Redfern Community Centre – celebrating 20 years

REDFERN: The 20th anniversary of RCC was celebrated on April 20, 2024, with Councillors (Waskam) Emelda Davis and HY William Chan being joined by Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo for the cutting of the cake.

Why we love our pets

We all know that pets play an important role in our lives and we love them for many reasons. They are companions, supporters, don’t judge us and are loyal.

Volunteers’ News – May 2024

As I write this column on Anzac Day 2024, I reflect on the members of my own family who served in various theatres of war, including my uncle John, killed at the Battle of the Somme in 1917, and my maternal grandfather James, the Boer War and WWI.

Food bank open to customers and donors

ERSKINEVILLE: We are in a food-price and cost-of-living crisis....

Volunteers’ News – April 2024

I know I always seem to start off my April column with an acknowledgement of Autumn, because I love the cooler nights (not always days!) and the lovely trees in flower in my area. There always seem to be plenty of activities at this time of year.

Shake It Up this World Parkinson’s Day

Redfern local of 18 years, Emma, is proof you...

Community award for The Settlement

DARLINGTON: Local and long-time community centre, The Settlement, was...

Locals bid fond farewell to family doctor

REDFERN: Locals crowded into the Redfern Hotel on Monday March 25 to farewell Dr Adrian Jones, retiring from medical practice after 47 years’ service. The popular General Practitioner had a surgery in Pitt Street for many years before moving into the Redfern Station Medical Centre on Redfern Street.

Volunteers’ News – March 2024

March is shaping up as a very busy month, with lots of activities and religious festivals.

The Settlement needs our help

Did your kids go to The Settlement? Did you?...

Volunteers’ News – February 2024

Welcome back to another year of the South Sydney...

Photos from January 26

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

Volunteers’ News – December 2023

Martin Place Christmas tree and fairy lights until January...

Dancing all the way

After joining what many consider Australia’s first modern dance...

Volunteers’ News – November 2023

November last year the Uluru Statement from the Heart...

Garden invites community to grow into belonging

WATERLOO: The garden at South Sydney Uniting Church is flourishing and community members are invited to be part of it.

Volunteers’ News – October 2023

Firstly, on behalf of all our wonderful volunteers I’d...

Volunteers’ News – September 2023

By the time this goes to print, spring will...

Change makers honoured at Volunteer Awards

Local volunteers were honoured at Alexandria Town Hall on August 10. The room was full of incredible individuals who embody the theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week: “We are the Change Makers.”

Big heart at Le Petit Tarte

GLEBE: Fan (pronounced “fun”) Zheng is a much-loved café...

Volunteers’ News – August 2023

NAIDOC Week, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, Computer classes at Redfern Community Centre ... and so much more!

Mo-tivational baker, coffeemaker

REDFERN: Baffi and Mo Espresso on Redfern Street was...

Scattering ceremony farewells the ‘Queen of Glebe’

On Sunday June 18, the ashes of Sarah Murdoch...

Volunteers’ News – July 2023

There's plenty to enjoy throughout July – so rug up and make the most of it!

Redfern local Fiona Kelly McGregor author of ‘Iris’ shortlisted for Miles Franklin Award

Redfern local Fiona Kelly McGregor’s latest novel Iris –...

Workshopping community

WATERLOO: David Young has volunteered with the Waterloo Recycling...

Volunteers’ News – June 2023

It’s June already ... and Sydney is jam-packed with...

Community, food and service

REDFERN: Cafe Dreaming, established in 2022, is a First...

Volunteers’ News – May 2023

Welcome to autumn and it’s probably time to get...

Swifties in a spin

Established in 2007, Record Store Day (RSD) is an...

Alexandria Sunday Fun Day was fabulous

Alexandria Sunday Fun Day on April 30 offered activities...

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Vale Ashley Montabello (1990-2023)

Ashley Anne-Maree Montabello was a kind person. Whenever we...

Volunteers’ News – April 2023

Can autumn really be here? After the sweltering heat...

Volunteers’ News – March 2023

The talents of our volunteers never cease to amaze me!

Pop into Gleebooks’ pop-up shop at the old Glebe Post Office

It’s as Glebe as Galluzzo’s fruit and veg, so...

Eden Community Garden – get involved!

WATERLOO: The Eden Community Garden workers continue to make...

Volunteers’ News – February 2023

Hello and welcome to another year of the South Sydney Herald. We are in our 22nd year of publication!

Vets bring hope with free pop-up clinic for pets of rough sleepers

In late December 2022, Mission Australia and Southern Cross...

Volunteers’ News – December 2022

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is upon us. The time seems to have passed so quickly.

Edward Street Festival channels community spirit

On Sunday November 20, The Settlement celebrated its 130th...

Local teacher and Elder recognised at Aboriginal education awards

A local teacher and an Aboriginal Elder have been...

Newtown High students awarded smartphone film fest firsts SSH

Asia Dunstone and Elodie Kliendienst from Newtown High School...

SSH cartoonist chosen for Absolutely Queer exhibition – Sydney Worldpride 2023

We’re so proud that South Sydney Herald’s cartoonist Norrie has been...

Volunteers’ News – November 2022

Christmas cakes, a peace lecture, rebates for older people ... take a look!

Savouring sun and song at the SSH picnic

A dazzlingly sunny day greeted volunteers and supporters of...

Volunteers’ News – October 2022

This month you will note that my thoughts and writing have turned to art, and especially the heritage-listed National Art School in Darlinghurst.

Volunteers’ News – September 2022

There's a lot happening ... take a look! Especially note: We're having an SSH Volunteers and Supporters Picnic – October 15, Redfern Park, 12-2pm – all volunteers and supporters are welcome.