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    The Westsider: July, 2022

    The Westsider is a not-for-profit, monthly community newspaper, written by volunteers and delivered to hundreds of pick-up points across the inner west each month.

    WILLIAM COOPER CAME TO FOOTSCRAY AND DEMANDED A KING’S SUPPORT FOR AN INDIGENOUS VOICE

    A referendum is necessary to enshrine an Indigenous Voice in the legislative process.  We’ll discover if modern Australia now shares a similar dream as Cooper’s.

    WHAT LURKS BENEATH – FOOTSCRAY’S BUNBURY ST TUNNEL

    While the tunnel has its quiet times, it is used by 20 to 30 passenger and freight trains each day heading to and from Southern Cross Station.

    WHOSE COUNTRY ARE WE ON?

    Using traditional place names is a powerful reminder that we are, and always have been, living on Aboriginal land.

    THE WEST’S OWN TRU-GO

    Today the game of Trugo is a mixed gendered, cross-generational sport with players ranging in age from their early 20s to their mid-90s.

    THE HISTORY OF MELBOURNE’S WEST WAS BUILT ON MIGRATION

    The influence of post WW2 immigration on the west has played a strong role in the area’s prosperity and everything we enjoy about it today.

    YARRAVILLE COMMUNITY CENTRE LAUNCHES A FOOD PANTRY TO ADDRESS RISING COST OF LIVING.

    The Food Pantry is located in a safe, friendly, and dignified environment and the groceries are available to anyone in need of extra support or assistance.

    A LIFE OF A RESILIENT BUSINESS OWNER – MAMAWEST

    Five years ago, if you had told me this would be my life, I would never have believed you. 

    THE FORGOTTEN FOOTSCRAY PUBCRAWL

    Footscray and the west have a thriving pub and bar scene now that seems to get better each day.

    NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

    We are a microcosm of the World and, a shining example to the World of the richness that great diversity brings.

    OSSO BUCO

    Osso buco translates to bone with a hole because its traditionally made with veal that’s cut into thick steaks from the shank.

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