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The delineation between what is lived, what is remembered and what can be re-created are fast-disappearing borders in the digital world. Once limited to the realm of speculation, these new technologies are explored in Hyperdream, created by Adriane Daff and Mikala Westhall. In the collaborative work (actors Nat Jobe, Angela Mahlatjie and Matt Abell-King), characters are […]

Sydneysiders urged to stay home as COVID-19 cluster grows

By ALLISON HORE As the COVID-19 cluster in the Northern Beaches grows, and the local government area goes into lockdown once more, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged Sydneysiders to stay home. The number of COVID-19 cases associated with a cluster in Sydney’s Northern Beaches grew to 39 on Saturday morning, prompting tough restrictions on […]

Surry Hills & Darlinghurst Happy Hour

In a great big middle finger to COVID-19 and what it has wrought upon our everyday lives, the boho residents of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst will still get to enjoy the delights that abound, with a new initiative aimed at reintroducing the locals to their local. The Business Chambers of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst are […]

REVIEW: Our Blood Runs In The Street

Stories of brutal historical gay hate crimes perpetrated in Sydney in the closing decades of the 20th century, and their dismissal by law enforcement of NSW, are slowly trickling into mainstream media. Murders once put aside as muggings, suicides and misadventure are now being revisited via an ongoing parliamentary inquiry into those crimes. Directed by […]


Not everybody will agree with me but I find the rising Crown Casino tower at Barangaroo downright scary. Its bulging frame, which will eventually dominate everything within cooee, looms over the waterfront resembling a Godzilla or Transformer-like monster. Its architectural merits aside I have to say I find it incredibly menacing, even more so with […]

A ferry too far from the ‘Loo

By John Moyle Woolloomooloo is one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs. Subdivided in the 1840, the area’s first land grant occurred in 1793. Nicknamed the ‘Loo, it is still predominately a working class area with a considerable public housing stock. But in recent years the suburb has witnessed a boom in upmarket dining along the Finger […]

Quick fix plans for Darlo Road

BY JOHN MOYLE   Responding to a Development Application (DA) lodged late last year by developer Iris Capital to demolish almost an entire block of Darlinghurst Road and build an imposing wall of blandness, the City of Sydney has quickly responded with a draft Development Control Plan (DCP) for the area. After a response not […]


In a new Australian movie Night Train To Lithgow, two homeless people in their late 60s strike up a conversation, alone in the so called ‘quite carriage’. The man and woman are on the 12.18am train from Central to Lithgow, returning to Sydney at 6.00am. For the $2.50 pensioner concession, it’s a cheap, relatively safe […]

Smelly issue

BY JADE MORELLINI Residents can wave goodbye to the bad smells floating through the streets of Woolloomooloo, Darlinghurst and Potts Point because the water pipes are finally getting fixed. With only one pipe carrying both wastewater and stormwater, bad odours became present and during heavy rain and the wastewater would overflow into Woolloomooloo Bay. East […]


With Coffin Ed. As a good citizen of Woolloomooloo, I am always on the lookout for both things that add and detract from everyday life in this fractured precinct of the Sydney City Council. When historic photos of the area cover the hoardings of a building site it’s a plus, when the homeless tragically continue to […]