Publications

Here you will find publications relating to Addi Road and reports published by us relating to the work we do and the community here in the Inner West.

For annual reports, governance documentation and other administrative material please see the Governance page.

The Hollow Tree

By Mark Mordue, Robyn Chiles and Inner West school children.

 

“In a busy noisy part of the city, between the aeroplanes and a car park, stands a big dead Sydney blue gum. But take a moment to observe, or even peek inside, and you’ll find that this hollow tree is full of life…!”

As a part of our urban habitats program and with the support of an Inner West Council environment grant, Addison Road Community Centre Organisation invited students from local schools to create artwork inspired by our urban habitat tree.

A team of staff and volunteers collated the students’ drawings and created a beautiful book about the tree, the creatures that make it their home and how to improve habitat for native wildlife in our busy cities.

We present to you “The Hollow Tree” – a children’s book by Mark Mordue, Robyn Chiles and Inner West school children. Click below to purchase your copy (price inclusive of domestic shipping), or drop in to Hut 1 between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday to buy a copy. Alternatively, you can purchase the book from the following retailers:

Berkelouw Books Leichhardt
Better Read than Dead Newtown
Gleebooks Dulwich Hill
Gleebooks Glebe

Proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards Addison Road Community Centre Organisation environmental programs. With thanks to Inner West Council, Taverner’s Hill Infant’s School, Wilkins Public School, Marrickville West Primary School, Ferncourt Public School, and Dulwich Hill Public School.

RRP: $19.95 plus $5 shipping and handling (Australia only).

One Small World

by Sue Castrique

Soon after it opened in 1976, then-Immigration Minister AI Grassby called the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville ‘one small world in Australia’. He was describing a remarkable multicultural experiment. A handful of determined migrant groups banded together and worked with artists, environmentalists, activists and social workers to create their own community centre. They made a place for festivals and performances, for sharing culture and language and for helping others; a creative refuge in an English-dominated world.

This is a place that has seen many transformations. Once boggy land with a creek that ran into Gumbramorra swamp, it was transformed into a market garden, and then into an army depot that for sixty turbulent years was a focal point for war, peace and protest.

One Small World brings to life the enthusiasm, hope and purpose that have marked Addison Road in all its years. Many people know the Centre today for its vibrant markets, selling street food and organic vegetables. This book reveals how a rich and fascinating history has made the Centre the special place it is today; how one small world has helped shape a community and reflected a changing nation.  

Sue Castrique is a researcher and writer who works in Marrickville. She is the author of the prize-winning publication, Under the Colony’s Eye: Gentlemen and Convicts on Cockatoo Island, published in 2014. Her essay, ‘On the edge of Gumbramorra swamp’ was runner-up in the Wildcare Nature Writing award in 2016 and forms the first chapter of One Small World. Sue’s book is available for purchase at the ARCCO office in Hut 1 for $30 or by post from programs@addiroad.org.au.

RRP: $29.95 plus $10 shipping and handling (Australia only).

Publications

Here you will find publications relating to Addi Road and reports published by us relating to the work we do and the community here in the Inner West.

For annual reports, governance documentation and other administrative material please see the Governance page.

The Hollow Tree

By Mark Mordue, Robyn Chiles and Inner West school children.

 

“In a busy noisy part of the city, between the aeroplanes and a car park, stands a big dead Sydney blue gum. But take a moment to observe, or even peek inside, and you’ll find that this hollow tree is full of life…!”

As a part of our urban habitats program and with the support of an Inner West Council environment grant, Addison Road Community Centre Organisation invited students from local schools to create artwork inspired by our urban habitat tree.

A team of staff and volunteers collated the students’ drawings and created a beautiful book about the tree, the creatures that make it their home and how to improve habitat for native wildlife in our busy cities.

We present to you “The Hollow Tree” – a children’s book by Mark Mordue, Robyn Chiles and Inner West school children. Click below to purchase your copy (price inclusive of domestic shipping), or drop in to Hut 1 between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday to buy a copy. Alternatively, you can purchase the book from the following retailers:

Berkelouw Books Leichhardt
Better Read than Dead Newtown
Gleebooks Dulwich Hill
Gleebooks Glebe

Proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards Addison Road Community Centre Organisation environmental programs. With thanks to Inner West Council, Taverner’s Hill Infant’s School, Wilkins Public School, Marrickville West Primary School, Ferncourt Public School, and Dulwich Hill Public School.

One Small World

by Sue Castrique

Soon after it opened in 1976, then-Immigration Minister AI Grassby called the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville ‘one small world in Australia’. He was describing a remarkable multicultural experiment. A handful of determined migrant groups banded together and worked with artists, environmentalists, activists and social workers to create their own community centre. They made a place for festivals and performances, for sharing culture and language and for helping others; a creative refuge in an English-dominated world.

This is a place that has seen many transformations. Once boggy land with a creek that ran into Gumbramorra swamp, it was transformed into a market garden, and then into an army depot that for sixty turbulent years was a focal point for war, peace and protest.

One Small World brings to life the enthusiasm, hope and purpose that have marked Addison Road in all its years. Many people know the Centre today for its vibrant markets, selling street food and organic vegetables. This book reveals how a rich and fascinating history has made the Centre the special place it is today; how one small world has helped shape a community and reflected a changing nation.  

Sue Castrique is a researcher and writer who works in Marrickville. She is the author of the prize-winning publication, Under the Colony’s Eye: Gentlemen and Convicts on Cockatoo Island, published in 2014. Her essay, ‘On the edge of Gumbramorra swamp’ was runner-up in the Wildcare Nature Writing award in 2016 and forms the first chapter of One Small World. Sue’s book is available for purchase at the ARCCO office in Hut 1 for $30 or by post from programs@addiroad.org.au.

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