The South Sydney Herald

“Celebrating the lives of the diverse people of South Sydney, inviting discussion on issues of concern and interest, adding encouragement to possibilities for community.”

The South Sydney Herald (SSH) is a monthly newspaper published by the South Sydney Uniting Church. The SSH features stories of relevance to local residents, and is one of the few independent papers in Sydney. We distribute to 30,000+ readers (in homes, businesses, cafes, pubs, libraries and community centres) from Alexandria to Woolloomooloo.

Publishing a community newspaper is a means of engaging our community, building relationships with various community groups and individuals, including residents, students and businesspeople, politicians, activists and artists.

An extract from the SSH Vision Statement & Guidelines is available here. Please contact us if you would like the full document.

The SSH relies upon and greatly appreciates volunteer writers, visual artists/photographers and distributors.

Our History

First published in 2002, the SSH has antecedents in various newsletters and papers edited by our founder Trevor Davies (1956-2011), including The Chippo Politics NewsletterThe Roadrunner, The Chippo News and The Redfern-Chippo Herald.

It was Trevor’s great passion that stories of South Sydney be honoured and shared. He said: “Let us be their voice, as well as fighting for those values that are important to tell the stories of our suburbs with a sense of dignity and self-respect.” (2001)

Over the years Trevor enlisted the help and expertise of a number of co-editors including David Millikan, Vladimir Korotkov, Joseph Correy and photographer Ali Blogg (1947-2012). The editorial team is currently: Andrew Collis, Lyn Turnbull, Dorothy McRae-McMahon, Louisa Dyce, Miriam Pepper, Bec Lewis and Kris Shalvey.

In February 2012 we published our 100th issue.

Stories and tributes to Trevor can be read here.