Neighbourhood Media Surry Hills Magazine | August 2022

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PUBLISHER - Neighbourhood Media DESIGNER - Robert Everett CONTRIBUTORS - - Rita Bratovich, Adeline Teoh, Samuel Garrett, Claire Ollivain, Elliot Lindsay ADVERTISING - Georgie Pengelly - 0416 972 081 YOURNEIGHBOURHOODMEDIAJoin our community @ 03YOURNEIGHBOURHOODMEDIA 2006160418 232627 141208 FOODFOODHISTORYFEATURE CROSSWORD | SUDOKUPETSBUSINESS DIRECTORY HUMANSARTS OF 2010 MURDERCOMMUNITYMYSTERY The Forgotten Buildings Of 2010; Berman House & Crown St Women’s Hospital Surry Hills ‘Jack The Ripper’ Style Serial-Killer From The 60s The Bread & Butter Project, Supporting Asylum Seekers Hayden Lane, The Local Project That Grew A SydneyCommunitySeafood School’s Brand New Sundown Sessions Test Your Local 2010 Knowledge & Maths... For Fun! Meet the Pets of 2010! Shop Local! Sydney Fringe is BACK - Sept 1-30 Elliot Lindsay, Host Of Local Murders Most Foul Walking Tour + Talks Roughtober - Sleep Rough For Those Do ing It Tough. 06 FEATURE Cover Image - George Hambov is the Sydney-based artist + illustrator behind the gorgeous snake featured in Hayden Lane. You can follow him on Instagram @apeseven Image Credit - Elliot Lindsay


THIS heritage-listed warehouse began life around 1926–28 as a factory for Max Berman of Berman Bros Ltd. It was designed by Gordon McKinnon & Sons Architects and is described as having elements of the ‘Chicagoesque’ style with a pleasant, well-balanced form.



Additions were made to the Commonwealth Street side in 1929, shortly after completion. These were undertaken by a different architect, Claud Hamilton, and created a secondary entrance to the building. Berman House is considered to be aesthetically significant to the historical manufacturing streetscape and remains in use today for retail and commercial purposes.Occupying a prominent corner block in the heart of Surry Hills, this building was originally a church home, erected in 1884. Dr James Graham founded it as a hospital in 1893, one of several ‘smaller’ standalone maternity hospitals in Sydney, of which none remain today. James Graham was a Scottish-born physician and politician. He was the superintendent of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a lecturer at the University of Sydney. He become Mayor of Sydney in 1901 and was knighted in the same year. Due to his influence, the hospital became a teaching facility.


Surry Hills is no stranger to building conversions. Gentrification of the area has seen several warehouses repurposed for alternative uses like offices and luxury apartments in recent decades.

The heritage building is an excellent example of lateVictorian architecture that continues to make a positive contribution to the streetscape. It’s constructed of brick and rendered. The original timber framed windows are adorned with classical decorative details of the era. The prominent Crown Street corner features a turret with a bell shaped copper dome. Each level facing Albion Street has an arcade style verandah with arched openings to the top floor. The hospital closed in March 1983 and facilities were transferred to Westmead Hospital. The building has since been converted to commercial offices, with a medical centre occupying the lower ground floor. In a nice nod to the building’s past, the medical centre provides education and training to future doctors.

The façade is a combination of face brick and rendered masonry with large grid-like windows. The construction demonstrates the transition from traditional timber and brick building materials to modern concrete structures.

Even a former hospital has proven its ability to be adapted into a unique office building.


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Extravagant department stores were a fixture of Sydney’s inner suburbs during the Federation era. These stores weren’t just a place to shop. They were a place to eat, dance, socialise and be seen. Many of these stores remain hidden in plain sight today, having been repurposed for alternative uses.


The Winns Department Store building is a rare surviving example of commercial Federation architecture in the Darlinghurst area. The three-storey building fronts Liverpool Street, but was originally accessed from Oxford Street via a short laneway and set of stairs. This part of Oxford Street has since been redeveloped but that main entrance, now at the rear, still exists with the original terrazzo floor inscribed with ‘WINNS’ visible from the lane. The front façade facing Liverpool Street is dominated by two pairs of octagonal pillars, each topped with a rendered dome and joined by a decorated parapet line. Tall large windows are spaced evenly along the face brickwork between the two sets of pillars, while smaller windows in groups of three complete the space between the Winnspillars.continued to trade at the site until 1982, after the company entered liquidation in the late seventies. The building has been converted to office and retail with minor alterations to suit the current purpose. Heritage assessment of the building was completed in New showroom now open at 410 Crown Street, Surry Hills. @reddiedesign Furniture design that fits.

The couple initially reported everything to the City of Sydney but then realised it would be a never-ending struggle. “They cleaned the lane every time we reported an issue but that alone wouldn’t deter people from dumping their old furniture or leav ing their rubbish bins permanently in the lane,” he says. “It was a constant battle that we were not going to win if we didn’t change our strategy.”

When Sebastian Vasquez and Mike Heenan sought a solution to their lane’s dumping problem, little did they realise they’d be starting a green revolution.

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SETTING down roots has taken on a new meaning for Darlin ghurst couple Sebastian Vasquez and Mike Heenan. For more than two decades, the pair have lived in Hayden Lane, behind Victoria Street with the city at their doorstep. Less enviably, their doorstep used to be a magnet for “illegal dumping, vermin and antisocial behaviour,” says Vasquez.


“There is a sad looking pine tree that a friend of mine saw by a kerb, ready to go to the tip. The tree is now extremely happy in the lane.”

Their solution? To “turn a neglected and forgotten piece of land in the middle of the city into a fabulous garden for everyone in the community to enjoy”, leaving no room for garbage to accumulate. After an appeal for unwanted plants via a local Facebook group, the pair were soon inundated with donations. “The biggest challenge was the number of hours and physical work we had to put in when we first started. For about three months we drove around Sydney collecting plants, pots and soil. We both were completely knackered by the end of each day [but] we loved it,” says Vasquez.

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The tactic worked. Not only has the dumping stopped, the lane has also become cooler in summer and birds have returned. And while it’s hard to pick a favourite plant — “this is like asking which is your favourite child” — Vasquez says they’ll always have a soft spot for those they’ve resurrected.

“Just diagonal to the lane is a newish restaurant called Fortuna, which is doing amazing Italian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner — and their coffee is also pretty damn good!” “Their solution? To turn a neglected and forgotten piece of land in the middle of the city into a fabulous garden for everyone in the community to enjoy.”

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Since establishing the garden, the pair have raised funds through the community to add art, commissioning murals with the simple brief of “bright colours that include plants, animals and positive messages”. The first was Caroline the Snake by George Hambov (Instagram: @ apeseven), followed by Indigenous artist Zachary BennettBrook (Instagram: @saltwaterdreamtime), who created a piece inspire by the collective. “The dots are a community group coming together ... The circles overlap to recognise the significance of working together and supporting one another,” noted Bennett-Brook. It’s the community aspect that has been so rewarding, says Vasquez. “Every week while we are gardening, someone stops to chat or to tell us how much they enjoy the lane. We have lived in the same street for over 20 years and we have never met so many of our neighbours, lovely people who were just living metres away.”



If you’re keen to check out Hayden Lane, there are plenty of places worth stopping at nearby. “Darlinghurst is such an exciting neighbourhood; there are plenty of options to grab a bite or have a drink,” says Vasquez.


Carroll is currently being mentored by esteemed composer, cabaret artist, theatre maker, and multi-instrumentalist, Victoria Falconer who is also one of the festival ambassadors this year.

“The great thing about Fringe is that you’ll either see the best thing you’ve ever seen in your life or you’ll see the worst thing you’ve ever seen in your life. Either way you’ll talk about it for ever,” says Festival Director and CEO, Kerri Glasscock.

The Fringe is an open-access festival and does not curate events as such; what it does is try to present those events in unique ways that add value for an audience. Shows may take place in large and small venues, outdoor locations, disused sites, precincts or in one of the various festival hubs.

Cherry is a quirky, coming-of-age, coming-out, fan girl dedica tion to pop idol Katy Perry by Pacifika artist, Sarah Carroll.

They are also very focused on ensuring that lesser-heard voic es get a platform. Many artists, especially those whose work is not mainstream, savour the opportunities afforded by the Fringe which has a lot of elasticity for risk-taking.

“It’s about the experience — so for us it’s all about unused and under-utilised space,” explains Glasscock. “We love to take over unusual space in the city that people don’t normally get to go to or that you don’t normally see art in; creating new experiences, shaping the city in ways that, you know, you can’t have at other times of the year. That’s really what drives us.”

Glasscock has been at the helm of the festival since 2013 and has seen both the program and the geographic footprint grow each year. Before COVID-19 hit, the festival was in venues across 29 postcodes around Sydney. The coverage has decreased this year, but Glasscock envisions the festival making back ground and expanding further beyond Greater Sydney very quickly.

“It’s a little bit of comedy, a little bit of cabaret, and a whole lot of Katy Perry. It’s essentially a work around how hearing “I kissed a girl” when she was 13 totally transformed her life,” explains Glasscock.

“We’re wanting to ensure that Sydney audiences have new, fantastic experiences. About 80% of the work that takes place at Sydney Fringe are brand new world premieres.”

After two years we’d rather all forget, Sydney’s artists and performers can finally come out of retreat and start doing what they do best — shaking their arts! There is no better showcase for the myriad talent we have in this city than the Sydney Fringe Festival and the 2022 program is bigger, broader, and ballsier than ever.

Cherry is playing at the Emerging Artist Sharehouse, a festival hub for new and emerging artists situated within the Erskineville TownOneHall.of the truly innovative shows being in the program this year is Titanic: The Movie, The Play (not to be mistaken for the musical or for any other work of seriousness). Brisbane company, Act React is a comedic troupe that produces location-based, in teractive, pop culture-inspired performances. In 2019 they cre ated Speed: The Movie, The Play which was set on a real bus parked in The Rocks. Titanic will be equally meta and hilarious in its presentation. “They’ve built the whole front of the ship and it’s going to be at the Maritime Museum. And so, you sit around the ship and there’s actors playing all the characters and then they pull people out of the audience to play, you know, Rose or what ever,” laughs Glasscock.

Returning for its 15th anniversary performance is Six Women Standing in Front of a White Wall created by Can berra company, Little Dove Art Theatre. The work has trav elled around the world and been performed by 30 different women. This performance features five women from differ entTakingcountries.itscues from Japanese Butoh, the work comprises six women standing in a row, simply dressed, moving re sponsively to stimuli including input from observers.

F FOR a dozen years now, Sydney Fringe has been bringing to gether established and emerging artists representing the full genre spectrum: comedy, dance, theatre, visual arts, music, per formance, experimental, undefinable.

This year’s program includes a fascinating collection of offerings.


Each year, the Fringe furthers its agenda to become more in clusive. The 2022 festival is committed to holding space for First Nations voices in the arts, presenting Indie Yarns, a First Nations Q&A with members of The Sydney Fringe First Nations Advisory Panel (Redfern Community Centre - 3 Sept),an evening with cel ebrated Central Australian singer-songwriter Paul Ah Chee; and Dane Simpson’s award-winning stand-up comedy show Didgeri doozy, full of funny stories and big laughs. As ever, the Sydney Fringe program is huge and might seem a little daunting. Glasscock’s suggestion, if you don’t know where to start, is to choose a hub. The hubs are multi-venue spaces designed around a theme or genre, e.g. cabaret, queer, emerging etc. Many include a bar and chillout area.


“It’s this incredible observation of the objectification of wom en’s bodies… you walk into a room that’s set like a gallery and the women are standing on plinths and they perform, but at some point you can interact with them and their bodies. It’s just… it’s amazing! You have to see it,” says Glasscock.


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“Just head to a hub and settle in for the night…choose one that sounds pretty fantastic that you’re sure you’ll love — and then choose another couple that you maybe have no idea about!” That should give you a taste of the Sydney Fringe experience.


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To support this, the space is open six days a week, all artworks have a visible price label to avoid the “intimidation factor”, all work is available to view, shop and ship Australiawide. Our young, passionate team with solid industry experi ence works to guide first-time buyers all the way through to the most seasoned of collectors. What are you most looking forward to for the gallery? We have a very busy end to the year with six shows and one fair to go! In January, we will celebrate one year of busi ness and we have big plans in 2023 to experiment with new and exciting shows, sign even more new talent, go global and participate in more art and community events. Where do you see Sketch Co. evolving to? At the gallery, we have a lot of international visitors so we will be expanding. We would love to grow and open an other location with another slew of amazing artists that of fers something slightly different, possibly to reach another audience on the North side of the Harbour Bridge and to expand our market. How do you think the art market has changed over the past couple of years and how is Sketch Co. adapting to this? Post COVID-19 there are a slew of new artists on the scene which is really exciting. There is also a big push by many in the industry like us to work on removing the barriers that make art collecting so overwhelming for beginners. Which upcoming exhibition are you most excited for? We have a solo exhibit called ‘Heatwave’ with Sydney-born Mitch English in November which will be amazing. We also can’t wait for Sydney Pride next year, so watch this space!

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Simply, I started Sketch Co. Gallery as I personally wasn’t aware of any galleries that I could afford so I knew there was a gap in the market for a space like the one we’ve built. I was also aware that there were a lot of artists turning to social me dia to sell their work as they couldn’t find gallery representa tion. I strongly believe that art needs to be experienced in the flesh and that the digital experience can’t 100% replace this. How have you chosen your represented artists?

Sketch Co. Gallery works with Australian-based emerging, mid-career and established artists who create work under $5000. We curate works from these exciting contemporary artists that appeal to Australian buyers, works that they can see in their home. We find our artists on Instagram, at art fairs, grad shows, or from them visiting us or submitting to our website.

Sydney has many galleries, what makes Sketch Co. different? The gallery endeavours to be approachable and we find in order to do that we have to be affordable. For most Aus tralians affordable art is deemed under $5k — we even have pieces from $250!

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“I have a Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross tour coming up in September in conjunction with the BAD Crime Writers Festival at the NSW State Library,” he adds.


Elliot then researched and mapped a murder trail through Surry Hills with the intention of launching a tour once lockdowns ended. The first tour took place in October 2021 with the Darlo Darlings. A Darlinghurst tour is in the offing and Elliot plans to add tours in Newtown soon with more suburbs possible after that.

“I did consider it, and I would have gone down the path of criminal defence,” says Elliot. “However, my true love has always been history. As a historian, you have an opportunity to study different faculties without having to commit to them fully. That suits me fine.” So, Elliot attained qualifications in history and archeology, specialising in Australian history. It was during the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2021, while he was doing research for an article, that the idea for a walking tour came to him.

“In the old days, journos would publish the exact address of where a murder was committed along with detailed photos and illustrations of the crime scenes,” he explains. “Since Surry Hills has preserved much of its heritage buildings, it was possible to visit many of them and retrace the steps of the murderer and victim. I would share these articles with the Darlo Darlings Facebook page, and people seemed to enjoy reading them.”

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ELLIOT grew up surrounded by crime; his mother was a criminal lawyer based in Redfern and young Elliot often attended court with her. Given this background, it seems obvious Elliot himself would have entered the profession.

Murder Most Foul is a walking tour through infamous historical crime locations in Sydney. Established and led by historian and true crime aficionado Elliot Lindsay, the tours take patrons through the back alleys of Surry Hills and into the lurid, bloodied past.

“For example, a few weeks ago, while I was taking a group up Terry Street, Surry Hills, we were suddenly surrounded by dozens of police cars, detectives, police officers, etc. They were running all over the place. We looked back down the road to the Commonwealth Bank at 300 Elizabeth Street and saw what appeared to have been an attempted armed robbery,” Elliot explains. “Another time we were on Little Riley Street near Kippax street when a mini-bus pulled up by the group and out hopped nearly a dozen glamorous, tall drag queens. My group that day were all visiting tourists and were mesmerised by the glittering posse that towered over us. After that, they all wanted to see a drag show before they returned home, so I directed them to the popular venues on Oxford Street.”


Coroner’s reports can be goldmines, but also timeconsuming since the archives are in Penrith and some records have been lost or destroyed.

As yet, no one has spotted any ghosts on the tours, but Elliot does warn participants of the “Surry Hills Surprise” — something unexpected, yet typical for the area, always seems to happen.

Elliot finds a lot of information through newspaper archives, most of which are now online. He also finds old books a very good resource, especially memoirs and biographies that have long been out of print.

“These books will have little stories and anecdotes about local events, neighbourhoods and personalities, and sometimes they mention street names and pub names.”

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Recently, he visited The Book Shop in Darlinghurst, which specialises in books catering to the LGBTQ community. The sales clerk made some great biography recommendations about local personalities.

“As mainstream historians ignored LGBTQ history for so long, a world of information has been overlooked and forgotten. Books like this reveal so much history about the area from a completely different perspective,” says Elliot.

“However, when you have a case, and the coroner’s report exists, it can be a treasure trove of interviews, photos, maps, crime scene sketches, etcetera,” says Elliot. One discovery that surprised Elliot and might surprise many people is that Surry Hills and Darlinghurst were uneventful middle to upper middle-class neighbourhoods with very little crime and almost no police presence prior to the 1890s depression.“Afterthat, these two suburbs become the vice and murder capitals of Australia. I go into some detail about this on the tour. The 1890 date is sort of a focal point on the tour,” he says.

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Local knowledge and personal memories are invaluable and Elliot likes to talk with people who have lived experience of an area’s past.


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“He has killed again.” The press named this killer The Mutilator. The first time he came to the attention of law enforcement was on June 4, 1961, when the nude body of Alfred Greenfield was discovered in the toilet block of the Domain Baths — better known today as Andrew Boy Charlton Pool. He had been stabbed in the face and neck more than thirty times, genitals removed and later found by divers in Woolloomooloo Bay. The next time was November 21, 1961, when Ernest Cobbin was stabbed in the same way and found in a public toilet block on South Dowling Street opposite the Bat and Ball Hotel. Like Greenfield, his pants had been pulled down, and his genitals wholly removed. The victim found in Little Bourke Street was Frank McLean; he was last seen drinking in the Beresford Hotel on Bourke Street the night he was murdered. What was so strange about this murder was police hypothesised that the killer had been interrupted mid-attack by the young family and hid. When they left, he returned to the victim to finish him off and collect his macabre souvenir. The city was in a state of panic. Police patrolled Darlinghurst and Surry Hills streets, positioning undercover cops in areas that attracted public drinking and secret sexual encounters between men.

There was an eerie silence over the streets of Darlinghurst on the night of March 31, 1962. It was a Saturday night, almost 10 pm, and the intoxicated men stumbling home from the pub were nowhere to be seen. Even the dark shadowy figures sipping from bottles in brown paper bags were absent. Fear of murder had overcome East Sydney.


M MURDER was not uncommon in this part of town, rather it was famous for it. But Sydney had never experienced anything like this before, a crazed ‘Jack the Ripper’ style serial killer who hunted the streets at night. However, this one did not pursue women, for it was men he hunted and what he did to them was most disturbing. Echoing along Campbell Street, a pram is gently pushed, the wheels making a crunching rattle as they roll over the gravelly road. A young family is returning home to Denham Street after visiting friends. Approaching Little Bourke, the tiny baby in the pram let out a tired cry that reverberated in the silent surroundings and appeared louder than it was. Gradually passing the narrow lane, the baby’s father glanced down towards Saint Margaret’s Hospital when he stopped as sudden as a hound that has caught a scent.

Detectives from Darlinghurst police station arrived at the scene approximately 45 minutes after the discovery. They were puzzled to find someone had moved the body. No longer near Campbell Street, the victim had been dragged into Little Bourke and dumped approximately four meters from Church Lane. The sight disturbed them, a prostrate lifeless body peppered with stab wounds across the face, neck and chest. The detective panned his torchlight from the face to the midregion, illuminating a bare behind. The trousers were pulled down to the knees. His partner pulled the deceased up by the shoulder to reveal the front. It was what they dreaded; a fresh open wound was found where the genitals should have been.

“Darling, I think a man is lying on the road down there.” “Hit by a car?” his wife questioned. “Perhaps he was; I better have a look.” There appeared to be no one else near, but he approached cautiously nonetheless, discovering it was indeed a man. A man lying twisted in a pool of blood. Were it not for the faint gurgling whistle emitted from the victim’s chest — shallow breaths — he would have been presumed dead. The alarmed couple rushed home and notified the police.



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‘‘A man lying twisted in a pool of blood. Were it not for the faint gurgling whistle emitted from the victim’s chest — shallow breaths — he would have been presumed dead.’’

“Brennan, I believed you were dead!” The startled colleague replied, “Leave me alone,” in a panic as he made a quick getaway. John tried to report this encounter to the police, who dismissed it. Next, he tried the press. A journalist was intrigued and ran the story under the headline Case of the Walking Corpse. The story forced police to exhume the body and conduct a more thorough inspection. Fingerprints revealed the body was not Alan Brennan but a man named Patrick Joseph Hackett. It was also discovered that someone had attempted to remove hisPolicegenitals.circulated an identikit picture of Alan Brennan to every press agency across the country. Soon he was identified in Melbourne. On May 13, 1963, police encircled and arrested the man. They prepared for a lengthy interrogation but what they got was most unexpected — a full confession. Alan Brennan revealed his legal name to be William MacDonald, who killed Patrick Hackett and was the killer they knew as The Mutilator. William MacDonald was born Allen Ginsberg to a wealthy family in Liverpool, England. He was an introverted child that avoided contact with people and was neglected by his socialite parents. At age 19, he joined the British army during the Second World War, and during his time there, he was raped by a corporal named Alexander Rice. The experience traumatised him and after being discharged in 1947, he was institutionalised after being diagnosed with schizophrenia and was ‘treated’ with electroconvulsive therapy. After his release, he was arrested for propositioning a police officer in a public toilet. When his parents discovered he was homosexual, his family shamed him as an embarrassment to their name, motivating him to change his name and leave the UK. In 1955, he made his way to Australia. MacDonald had an interest in the macabre and idolised Jack the Ripper, and after arriving in Brisbane he began to experience overwhelming urges to kill. In 1961, he chose Amos Hugh Hurst as his first victim. Plying him with alcohol, MacDonald strangled Hurst and placed him in his bed. The coroner declared he had died of natural causes. MacDonald then moved to Sydney and took up a job with the postal service in Alexandria. Being drawn to the gay beats of East Sydney, he became familiar with the area. In September 1963, William MacDonald stood trial for the murders and pleaded not guilty based on insanity. He then testified in minute detail about his story and killings, causing several jury members to faint. He was found guilty of murder, and the judge handed down five consecutive life sentences with the recommendation that MacDonald never beOnreleased.May12, 2015, William MacDonald died in Long Bay Hospital at age 90. He spent 50 years in gaol, the longest serving convict in New South Wales history. When offered the opportunity to apply for parole, he refused, «I have no desire to go and live on the outside. I wouldn’t last five minutes.» Furthermore, his urges never went away, he confessed that he could have killed many more men had he been allowed to do so.


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Meanwhile, in Concord, a putrid smell emanating from an abandoned corner store led authorities to a decomposing nude corpse found under the floorboards of the building. It was November, several months since the last murder and far from the killer’s East Sydney hunting grounds. The deceased was identified as Alan Edward Brennan, the shopkeeper who had gone missing three weeks earlier. A post-mortem determined the man’s death was likely not from suspicious circumstances. Several days later, his death was reported in the obituary column of the newspapers.Itwasasunny day on April 22, 1963. John McCarthy was in town doing errands strolling along George Street near Town Hall when he bumped into a former postal colleague. The problem was that this colleague was the same man found dead in Concord in November 1962. John had even delivered a memorial wreath to his grave.

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“Just seeing the impact of the work we do, particularly the intergenerational impact. One thing that really appeals to people about the program is that they walk away with a certification, which is a starting point for a career here. We get to see how their children have benefited.”

Revenue supports about 90 per cent of the enterprise’s activities and Rabanal says they’re in a good position where “we have more businesses that would be happy to take on our trainees than we have actual trainees”. Add to that a solid reputation — “highly regarded within the industry” — and there’s certainly scope to expand the program, both increasing the number of trainees and replicating the program outside of Sydney if they can secure the space and funding.

“ Bourke Street Bakery essentially gifted The Bread & Butter Project all their recipes and many, many hours of support — they’re our big brother,” says the enterprise’s CEO, Eva Rabanal. “To this day, they don’t do any wholesale business to ensure that they’re supporting us on an ongoing basis, sacrificing what could have been a valuable opportunity for them.”

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It was about a decade ago that Paul Allam, perhaps better known as the co-founder of Surry Hills icon Bourke Street Bakery, answered a call from his uncle to teach baking to women in a Karen refugee camp on the Thai-Burmese border. That 10-day experience, which led to employment for some of the trainees, was the template for the project which he started with his wife Jessica Grynberg, Bourke Street partner David McGuinness and social enterprise specialist Sally McGeoch.

“The biggest challenge is always going to be balancing your social impact and your business goals,” she notes. And at the end, or the start, of the day, the business is centred on making high-quality artisan bread. Rabanal’s recommendation? “I love our sunflower and sesame sourdough, it’s just full of flavour, best with classic olive oil and salt — I don’t overcomplicate it. And for an afternoon pick-me-up, the cinnamon morning bun. They’re incredible with coffee.”

Long-term relationships supplying to cafes and the likes of Google, Westpac and Harris Farm have helped the enterprise grow over its nine-year lifespan, and the future looks bright with a new deal to supply selected Woolworths stores. But despite attaining this high-profile customer, Rabanal says the proudest moments are team members’ achievements.


The premise was simple: offer asylum seekers training and work through a social enterprise bakery. But The Bread & Butter Project became so much more.

IT’S easy to think of bread as an everyday staple — toast in the morning, perhaps a sandwich for lunch — but for 60 asylum seekers, bread has become an important connection to Australia. Marrickville’s The Bread & Butter Project is a social enterprise bakery that provides training for refugees, opening the doorway to employment, resettlement and community.

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As Sally Webb, General Manager for Sydney Seafood School, said, “I couldn’t be more delighted to launch our new SSS program, which really does have something for everyone.”

The new and improved Spring program is also set to host Danielle Alvarez, author of Always Add Lemon, as well as viral Instagrammers Tom Walton (@cheftomwalton) and Lucy Tweed (@everynightogtheweek). Attendees will learn from the special guest’s experiences in fast-paced high-end kitchens and recipes from their cookbooks. The updated program also includes re-jigged classics such as the BBQ Master and Magic of Morocco classes.

For home chefs looking to get their hands dirty, Sydney Fish School is still hosting hands-on cooking experiences, inviting guests to feel the heat of the kitchen. Why not try a Saturday Night Pasta session with Lizzie Hewson on October 29? The full spring program for the Sydney Seafood School’s Sundowner Sessions is available online. Each session is in high demand with limited availability; bookings are now open! To learn more,


Sydney Seafood School has re-imagined its Spring program with a new set of classes:


T THESE sessions take a different approach to the usual handson cooking experience. Instead, Sundowner Sessions allow attendees to enjoy a drink and canapes before observing a demonstration by one of the world-renowned culinary guests, followed by the best part — a tasting.

Recipes and demonstrations span various cuisines, including Mexican, Korean, and Moroccan. Sundowner Sessions kick-off on September 7 with a Sri Lankan class, led by the founder of Lankan Filling Station, O Tama Carey. Carey is set to wow guests with tasty fish curries and hoppers — Sri Lankan bowl-shaped pancakes. Webb also says of the Spring program: “This is our fullest program for several years, with updated classic classes, new versions of old favourites, and fun after-work Sundowner sessions, which are perfect for easy catchups over drinks and snacks with friends where you’ll learn something useful as well. You’ll be spoilt for choice — and that’s the idea. Sri Lankan hoppers and curries? O Tama Carey has you covered. Pasta-making tips? Lizzie Hewson’s Saturday Night Pasta party is the answer. Double down on cooking and styling tips with Lucy Tweed and tuck into superb, contemporary seafood recipes from Danielle Alvarez, Tom Walton, and young indigenous chef Luke Bourke in our First Nations Seafood class.”

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As we said, you know your pet best and what makes them comfortable. It is important to keep a keener eye on your pets during the winter months. Look out for heat seeking behaviour and also consider if they could be overheating as well. If your pet has food and water and a comfortable spot to snuggle up with you then these cold months will not only be easy for them, but enjoyable too.

The best method is to slowly introduce wearing a coat or jumper and, if your pet is still not comfortable, it is best to not force it as there are other ways to keep them warm during winter. As their owner, you know your pet best and every pet has different preferences. If you struggle to bring your adventurous pet inside, make sure they have insulated shelter outside to keep them comfortable if they need it. A dog kennel must have a foam mat and blankets to ensure your dog is comfortable and retaining heat.

Additionally, painting your kennel a dark colour and placing it where it’ll get the most sun will also help keep it warmer for your pet. For inside time, make sure your pet has a comfortable bed with an added heat source such as heating pads or a microwaveable wheat bag. Avoid electric blankets with wires or hot water bottles as your pet may chew through them. When taking your pet for a walk, if you can feel how cold it is, they definitely can too. Try to avoid long exposure to the cold and wet. If your pet does become wet outside, it is essential that your pet is properly dried off as this adds to their overall drop in body temperature and can result in matting or skin issues. If you are concerned about your pet not receiving enough exercise, playing with toys inside will not only keep them active but also get their temperature rising.


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WINTER is already here, and the temperatures are continuing to drop. For those of you who own pets, this means some special preparations need to be made to ensure their safety and comfort. Whether you own a cat, dog, or any other pet, they should not be left out in the cold when it comes to enjoying the winter season. So, what should you do to keep your pets warm this winter?

Warm coats and jumpers are essential to keeping your furry friends comfortable during the winter months. Go for practicality over style to ensure your pets are getting much needed warmth from their coats, especially if your pets are short haired or old. Coats with warming pads are especially beneficial for pets with arthritis as this will keep them extra comfortable in the cold. Not all pets will happily wear clothes as it is a strange concept for them.



TIGER - This pretty kitty might be a Norwegian Forest Cat - she enjoys talking to the birds when she is not busy supporting about 2700 students from across the globe undertake their Masters studies (at UNSW). She was a tiny 400 grams when first rescued and had to be hand fed, but her days are now spent listening to lectures, dancing to welcome zoom classes and enjoying the song of the day on spotify.

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Tazz - Officially known as Tazz Thylacine Nippy Nixon - is 6 year old Bull Arab cross, and is a rescue. She loves her zoomies in the park but also is a big snuggle bug. She has beautiful brindle stripes- hence the name Tazz (as in Tasmanian Tiger) She loves kids and other dogs - and of course treats! She knows every cafe/ bar/ shop in the ‘hood that has treats and will drag her owner there!!She can shake hands and if you ask her nicely will pretend to be a meerkat and get up on her hind legs. She also loves the water is a very capable stand-up paddle boarder and swimmer!

BLONDIE & VINYL - Meet Blondie and Vinyl, the fourlegged showroom managers at The Green Room, Crown st, in Surry Hills. Both of these rescues are finally living their best lives in the lap of luxury! Vinyl is a Lurcher from London who moved over to Surry Hills 3 years ago and Blondie recently joined the family 1.5 years ago - she wasn’t in very good shape, but you could never tell from looking at the luscious locks she sports now!


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The Jay rattan chair is a favourite, says designer Caroline. “I was pregnant with my daughter Jay when I designed it, and it’s our best-selling chair. It is a reminder of where we started and a great example of the Reddie design ethos.”

When Caroline and Andrew Olah started their furniture and accessories brand Reddie, little did they know it would become a Surry Hills style icon for its distinct but timeless pieces.

THERE’S something about rattan that evokes relaxation, even at a glance. At Reddie, the Surry Hills furniture brand by Caroline and Andrew Olah, it’s a material employed to good effect. The classic weave can be found on seat backs and armrests, buffet doors and bedheads, in a style that nods to a casual, tropical vibe but feels emboldened by the elegant structure of the furniture it graces.

“Luckily we were able to set up strong processes and invest in great people to allow the team to thrive.”


“If we knew what we had to go through to get to where we are now, I probably wouldn’t have started,” she admits. She was seven months pregnant with her second child at the time, then the pandemic followed, which meant travel restrictions.

The production side of the brand is based in Indonesia where it has access to Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood from a local plantation where they buy entire logs to minimise waste. Having a made-to-order offering instead of mass production also reduces waste and enables them to upcycle offcuts into accessories such as chopping boards and wall hooks. The remainder is donated to the local community to build homes and footpaths.

Caroline and Andrew Olah’s favourite places in Surry Hills:


TO EAT: Bills, Rustic Pearl, Wilson Cafe TO DRINK: The Dolphin Hotel, Four Pillars TO SHOP: The Standard Store, Grounded Rugs

It wasn’t easy turning it into a full-time business, however.

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That ethos combines sustainability, craftsmanship and quality, from material to manufacture to waste management, she explains. “For us, sustainability is a very holistic approach across both the materials we use and the processes and environment we strive to create.”


The result is «design that fits», whether that’s a Surry Hills warehouse, a Hamptons-style home in Brisbane or a slick new restaurant, says Caroline. “It is a great feeling to see that our concept is working and we are helping people elevate their spaces.”

Being a couple and business partners can also have its moments, but the pair have learnt to focus on separate parts of the brand — Caroline on design and manufacture, Andrew on the business side — and share progress. “Working towards our professional goals together can be so rewarding,” she adds.

Caroline was not always a furniture designer — in fact, she started as an interior architect. “I spent the first part of my career working on commercial interior projects — offices, hotels. I always loved designing and selecting furniture and noticed there was a gap in the market for simple, high quality furniture at an attainable price point.” The proposition for Reddie was born. When the couple moved to Asia for Andrew’s job (he formerly worked in sales at Google) Caroline began designing pieces and collaborated with a factory in Indonesia to bring the Reddie concept to life. “My design style focuses on simplicity and functionality. The furniture space is very trenddriven, so for us it’s making sure we have a strong brand identity of timeless and beautifully crafted designs.”

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Grab ahold of your dreams in 2021 with short courses for all ages on now at NIDA Kensington and other venues across Sydney. Based on the National In stitute of Dramatic Art’s world-renowned training techniques, NIDA Open courses provide a safe and encouraging environment where kids can unleash their inner artist, build confidence and find their creative voice. Led by a skilled team of teaching artists, term and holiday courses include acting, screen acting, drama, public speaking, TV presenting and more! For more information please call 1300 450 417 or visit





THEATRE COMPANY Based at Sydney’s iconic Eternity Play house, Darlinghurst Theatre Company develops, produces and presents outstanding professional, artistdriven theatre. Keep up to date with upcoming performances at Box 8356office9987

GOLDEN AGE CINEMA & BAR A cinema and bar in the old screening room of the heritage-listed Paramount Pictures Building in Surry Hills. Also offer ing venue hire, special events + screen ings and even takeaway cocktails to set up your own cinema at home!


Located in two high-rise buildings in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, SACS is an in novative, globally focused coeducational learning community for students from kindergarten through to Year 12, offering Year 11-12 students the option of the HSC or the IB Diploma program. The school’s urban loca tion presents vast opportunities for students to engage beyond the classroom, with city museums, theatres, legal centres, green spaces, government institutions and industry. The school’s nurtur ing learning environment and pastoral care focus ensures every student is known, valued and empowered. Sydney Square,

Discover Sydney’s newest affordable gal lery in the heart of Surry Hills. Exhibiting Australia’s most exciting fresh talent and established artists under $5k Grow or start your art collection online at 420 Crown Street, Surry Hills 02 9332 1321 THE RECORD STORE Stock a tasty range of house, rock, electronic, indie, hiphop, Crown Street, Surry Hills

Founded in 2012, PIERMARQ* is a com mercial art gallery located in Surry Hills, Sydney, exhibiting the forefront of inter national and Australian contemporary art. PIERMARQ* takes pride in fostering a global network of artists who support each other with practical advice and creative opportunities. 23 Foster St, Surry Hills 02 9188

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An independent Australian contemporary gallery located in the Camperdown Arts Precinct of the City of Sydney and Inner West Councils. Artsite has a strong cura torial approach to current contemporary visual arts practice, it has a diverse and innovative exhibition program which places a strong focus on lo cal, emerging and mid-career Artists. 165-167 Salisbury Rd, Camperdown 9519 BELVOIR9677THEATRE

Engaging Australia’s most prominent and promising playwrights, directors, actors and designers to realise an annual sea son of work that is dynamic, challeng ing and visionary. Keep up to date with performances at Box DARLINGHURST9699office3444

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The ideal school for boys who are independent, creative thinkers with a love of learning, a curiosity about the world and a passion to get involved in sport, music, drama, debating, chess, Cadets, art and more. Grammar is an unusual school. Its liberal curriculum sets it apart, as does its focus on the life of the mind. If families are worried about the fees, please note that Grammar offers a very extensive feeassistance programme to help boys attend our School. There is no waiting list and entry is based on merit alone. College St,

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With a rich local history originating in 1877, the walls at The Carrington have many stories to tell. Serving an array of drinks with delicious food for you and your furry friend, there’s a treat for everyone on our menu. Visit for Trivia Tuesday, Sunday Sessions with live music or simply a great pub feed. So what are you waiting for? Go visit The Carrington, Surry Hills favourite back street local. 0497 952 889 563-565 Bourke

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This been a favou brewery Yulli’s Brews. Now 100% vegan with many gluten-free options, the South -East Asian and Mediterranean fusion dishes are designed to share and will even have non-vegans coming back for more. With live jazz nights and more, be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

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Located in the heart of the CBD, the City Recital Hall hosts a rich program of concerts and events for the music lovers of Sydney covering a broad range of genres from the contempo rary to the classical. 2 Angel Place, CBD 8256 cityrecitalhall.com2222

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An award-winning specialist independent store. Their website and extensive show room has the widest range of Australia’s leading mattress brands, including: AH Beard Domino, Crown Jewel, King Koil, Sealy Posturepedic and SleepMaker Miracoil. Their reputation is backed by positive word of mouth with friendly and professional consultations. Visit the team to design your own made-to-order bed or headboard in a choice of styles and fabrics.

The largest seafood market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, SFM sells over 100 different species of fish and seafood everyday. Caught and brought directly to the market, the seafood is absolutely fresh and very high quality. SFM also hosts a number of other retail outlets including green grocer, bakery, butcher, supermarket, kitchen products, delicatessen, bottle shop and more. They have bars and eateries, so you can make a day of it. Parking on site or nearby. Buses, light rail, and ferries stop within easy strolling distance. Great location, great atmosphere,seafood.great Cnr Pyrmont Bridge Rd & Bank St, Pyrmont 9004 1100 -

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Step inside the wonderful world of GOROS, your favourite late-night venue in Surry Hills. From custom-built karaoke rooms, yakitori, arcade games, DJs, and an extensive sake and cocktail list, to the venue’s infamous mascot Garfield, there’s no where quite like the playground that is GOROS.Grab your mates make a booking to save waiting in line, and let’s bust a move! 84 - 86 Mary Street, Surry Hills 02 9212

HONKAS Situated in the laneways of Potts Point, we offer the punchy flavours of Korea, Japan, Vietnam and China in a share plate style. Join as for our bottomless lunch or want to impress your next date night or just have a fun night with bes ties, check out the hands on Cocktail + Dumpling experiences we offer. Private classes are also available. Good Food. Good Times.




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The ideal spot for a casual lunch, after work drinks or dinner, where you can watch our brewers at work whilst you sip on our fresh brews, enjoy amazing pub food and live music from local bands. Industrial warehouse vibes, exposed brick and concrete walls with street art across the walls evokes everything that is So Surry Hills. Complemented by our range of boutique brews on tap that are perfectly matched to a beer-led food menu.

This historic venue has recently under gone an upgrade, keeping true to its legend as a historic 100-year-old local tavern, and launched a new menu in collaboration with renowned Chef Patrick Friesen. It is also home to the infamous BIG YORKIE - a giant Yorkshire pudding filled with their roast of the week. Enjoy the new menu throughout all four of Forrester’s rooms – the Public Bar, Upstairs, Phylli’s garden, or The Art Room. 336 Riley St , Surry Hills - 8033

DARLO BAR Bursting with personality and a vibrant history , Darlo Bar, is a quirky locals bar in the heart of Darlinghurst. Over the decades we’ve been home to politi cians, art students, medical professionals and Darlo locals who are looking for a happy time and good vibes. Come and kickback to cocktails and killer tunes, or check out our attractive accommodation for those nights when you get a little too rowdy. 306 Liverpool St,’S


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Minimalist designer furniture with a focus on quality, craftsmanship and sustainabil ity. We understand everyone has different spaces and styles, and have curated a collection that can be tailored by size and material. All products are beautifully crafted with the most premium materials by craftsmen trained in traditional Danish woodworking. 1/410 Crown St, Surry Hills (02) 8971 www.reddie.co2893



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