Making The Fijian Connection

Making The Fijian Connection

Everyone calls her Grace. But her real name is Keresi Rabuatoka. Her organisation does not have a formal name, just a bunch of able-bodied people she has martialled into action. Usually she – and everyone else – calls them The Fijian Community. TFC. The Fijian...
Jack and the Reindeer: A Xmas Story

Jack and the Reindeer: A Xmas Story

Annerie calls out, “Come and have a look at this!”   At first it is hard to figure out what the heck is going on. A gentleman by the name of Jack appears to be presenting Annerie with some type of psychedelic bouquet, a treasure-and-trash flower that is bursting out...
A meeting with Fury and Sorrow

A meeting with Fury and Sorrow

I meet Fury and Sorrow in the Inner West of Sydney. They have fled Afghanistan by different paths and means. Fury has been here six days; Sorrow six weeks. Old friends come together again. I talk to Sorrow for a long time in a street-food café inside the grounds of...
Radio Knight

Radio Knight

Dominic Knight is here recording a documentary for his Sunday morning program on ABC Sydney 702. The ex-Chaser man has asked Addi Road CEO Rosanna Barbero for “a royal tour” and he is now absorbing just how varied and dynamic the community centre is.   Rosanna shows...
Making History

Making History

Mina Bui Jones lines herself up by the pale blue wall of an old building, holding up a book. The book is called Ten Ordinary Men – The ANZACs of Addison Road. As Addi Road’s Program Manager and the editor behind the project, she’s proud to see it emerge on Remembrance...