Faces of Addi Road: Paul

Faces of Addi Road: Paul

‘Ten minutes?! Can we make it five?” For such a languid seeming guy, Paul is sure not keen on wasting any time. He apologises and says they’ve just got their ticket to go shopping at Addi Road Food Pantry Marrickville. Social distancing and health regs means the...
Faces of Addi Road: Kevin

Faces of Addi Road: Kevin

In the middle of taking Kevin’s photo, I step backwards and trip over a dog bowl filled with water. I say “Jesus!” Kevin laughs and says, “See, you’re on the right track already.” Kevin is in the Salvos. He does what he says is called “their hotel ministry”. “All the...
Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

The heart is a bloomShoots up through the stony ground ‘Beautiful Day’ – U2   It’s a beautiful day. The very first day of spring. Opening day for Addi Road Food Pantry Camperdown. Jamie Parker, the Greens State Member for Balmain has come down to...
Faces of Addi Road: Gaylene

Faces of Addi Road: Gaylene

Gaylene is standing outside the Addi Road Food Pantry Camperdown organising a small group of prospective shoppers on opening day. They watch the speeches, the ribbon cutting, enjoy a free pink-iced donut. All of them have their own hand-sewn masks on. Gaylene’s face...
Making Hard Yards with the Swans

Making Hard Yards with the Swans

What does leadership mean anyway? It can rise up from the ground as much as something delivered from above. In the car park for the Addison Road Community Organisation two of the Sydney Swans finest, Nick Smith (left) and Kieren Jack, are standing around having a chat...
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