Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Christmas in July in Sydney's Rocks With the weather so cold this July, it was a welcome relief to see the sun and feel its warmth for the celebration of Christmas in July! Members of the City of Sydney community centres in Redfern, Kings Cross, Glebe and Millers Point, as well as many of The Rocks locals, turned out to enjoy a feast of fruit and traditional Christmas fare. Congratulations to the staff of the Harry Jensen Centre in Argyle Street as well as other City of Sydney staff for the catering, decorations and performances that took the bite out of the wind - a welcome respite, at least for a day. …
SIRIUS SAVED

SIRIUS SAVED

SIRIUS SAVED A BIG WIN FOR THE PEOPLE SSOA is celebrating the win in the Land and Environment Court in favour of heritage protecton for the SIRIUS Building in The Rocks. As reported in smh.com.au (by Jacob Saulwick July 25) the building of brutalist architecture design will remain standing for some time yet, after the NSW government's plans to demolish the building for apartments were defeated in court. Acting judge of the Land and Environment Court Simon Molesworth ruled that former heritage minister Mark Speakman, now the state's attorney-general, made two errors of law when deciding not to list the building on the State Heritage Register. The decision, which was greeted with cheers by community campaigners in a packed court room … means that new Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton will have to redo a decision as to whether to list the building. …
NAIDOC WEEK AT THE ROCKS

NAIDOC WEEK AT THE ROCKS

NAIDOC WEEK was celebrated at The Rocks with a guest speaker who promoted this year’s message: ‘Our Languages Matter’. During a morning tea at the Harry Jensen Centre provided by the City of Sydney, Ted Cruse-Stacey declared, ‘Orana meegay, yuiny!’ (Welcome men and women!) Ted described how 250 indigenous languages were …