Belmore/Victoria St Carpark

Enter the Belmore/Victoria Sts carpark! This is a brilliant skate, smooth, flat, lit at night. Myself and Donna hit the pavement and practiced ‘the robot’! Hopefully we’ll get more skaters down here soon. Live in fear of no-one turning up. Get slighty hysterical before I leave the house. Alas.More

Second WIRD skate

After missing WIRD’s first skatey get together last Sunday (due to ridiculous work commitments) I was eager to get out there and have a go! Five of us turned up to the carpark out the back of ****. Took some sweeping and bits of it were down/up hill. Not too bad. Apparently roller skating is…More

Visiting a SRDL scrimmage

Yesterday a bunch of us did the trek to Sydney to watch a scrimmage. It was in a gym at Sydney Uni, with the track laid out in grey plastic tape (plumber’s, I think) and merch stalls set up behind the audience. I’m a bit intimidated.More

WIRD’s first planning meeting

1st planning meeting for WIRD – Oxford Hotel Slogan for today: Roller derby is a virus – infect everyone you touch! In a brilliantly successful first planning meeting derby and its logistics were discussed in the beer garden of the Oxford. The conversation was so interesting that after the meeting broke up several people from…More

Happy Birthday to WIRD, Happy Birthday to WIRD

Situation to date: After the ABC’s screening of ‘Roller Derby Dolls’ the topic of roller derby just wouldn’t drop. After several months of complaining about the lack of RD in Wollongong I decided to make it happen. Researched RD on the net and started the Wollongong-Illawarra Roller Derby facebook group in late December, 2008. By…More

‘Environmental Ennui: Compassion Fatigue’, Tertangala

(Full Text) Our newspapers and television screens are filling up with topographical images showing the progression and impact points of various natural disasters. Earthquakes, avalanches, hurricanes, tsunami, even avian flu, are all examples of the natural environment’s response to human habitation. Our attempts to shape and mould our communities are having long-term effects on the…More