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Volunteers’ News – November 2023

November last year the Uluru Statement from the Heart won the Sydney Peace Prize. After the failure of the Yes referendum campaign, the Statement and the reasons for a Voice to Parliament are still relevant and won’t be forgotten.

A long article from Professor Marcia Langton in the Saturday Paper of October 14 is wonderfully compelling and heartfelt, as well as a history lesson of injustices and broken promises.

Buy Nothing Garage Sale – Alexandria Town Hall, Saturday November 11, 12-6pm
Organised by the Alexandria Residents Action Group as part of the Garage Sale Trail, you can bring things you no longer have a use for and maybe find a treasure from someone else for free. This is a free event, but no details currently on the website.

Cana Farm Christmas cakes
This is my annual plug for a great organisation and their enterprising farm shop. The highly prized Christmas cakes weigh 1kg and sell for $35 plus delivery. Place your orders at:

Martin Place Christmas Markets 2023
Opening on Friday November 24 to Saturday 26, then on each Thursday to Saturday leading up to Christmas, the Markets will feature artisan stalls, gourmet food and live music.

Summer art blockbusters at the Art Gallery of NSW
Vasily Kandinsky – November 4 until March 10, 2024. Works of this highly influential Russian-born expressionist are from the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Louise Bourgeois – November 25 until April 28, 2024. Acclaimed French artist’s works will be in the North Wing of the Gallery. Tickets are timed and must be booked. Cost for each is $35 adult, and $32 Concession.

For your diary
Transgender Awareness Week – November 13-19
Buy Nothing Day – November 24
National Fairy Bread Day – November 24
Last Day of Spring – November 30 (Summer Solstice December 22)

Pat Clarke

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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.

Native Foodways – ‘Baking is one part of what we do’

Native Foodways is a First Nations owned and led social enterprise partnering with people from communities across Australia.

Can the Waterloo South People and Place Plan deliver?

Homes NSW Portfolio (formerly LAHC) has placed its Draft People and Place Plan on its Waterloo South site for comment until the end of May.

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.

Living with dementia – a carer’s journey: 4. Progression

A year after the dementia diagnosis, Stuart was reasonably stable, but his cognition and memory started to deteriorate. He wasn’t able to put the rubbish in the colour coded bins, flooded the bathroom by leaving the tap on, misplaced house keys.