The Big Issue : Edition 476
THEBIGISSUE23JAN–5FEB2015 7 All contributors to Streetsheet are paid for their work. For the latest Big Issue news visit thebigissue.org.au or find us on: • facebook The Big Issue Australia • twitter @thebigissue STREETSHEET REMOTE CONTROL I am selling in Broome. The nearest vendors to me are located in Perth and Darwin, about 2000km either side of me. With Perth being the most isolated city in the world – as far as I know I have the most isolated pitch in the world! If you’re coming to Broome, don’t forget to get a copy of The Big Issue from the remotest vendor in the world. Don sells The Big Issue in Broome, WA. BOOK REVIEW WILD RESCUE: OCEAN SOS This is a story about two young children, Ben and Zoe, their godfather Dr Stephen Fisher and Erika Bohn who worked for a secret wildlife organisation saving animals around the world. Erika and Stephen alerted Ben and Zoe about a problem in the Caribbean but gave them a glass eyeball as a clue of the animal to save. They soon worked out it was a dolphin in trouble, so they found out more information from Stephen and travelled to Mexico as the baby dolphin who was born in captivity was dumped by a dodgy marine park officer and is unprepared for life in the ocean. So it’s up to Ben and Zoe to save this dolphin. I loved this story (written by Sara Vogler, Jan Burchett), as the dolphin was saved and more dolphins should be saved as they are beautiful creatures. Emma sells The Big Issue at Freehills in Collins St, Melbourne. GOOD SPORT I played football for almost five years. I started at Kilburn. I played defence, forward line and centre, and we won some games. I played at Gaza Football Club as well, for three years. I retired from all football in 2013. When I announced my retirement, my football friends did a football line-up in my honour. I have also been playing tenpin bowling as part of a league for five years. The best score I have got so far is 212, and the lowest is 60. I play in my friend’s mum’s team and bowled a good game last night. I enjoy selling The Big Issue – talking to customers and smiling at people walking past. Thank you to anyone who has bought a magazine from me recently. Paul B sells The Big Issue in the Adelaide CBD. WARMER DAYS The Big Issue is pretty good, they helped me in Melbourne. I love the whole lot of the staff. I did 42-and- a-half years on and off the streets. It was hard. The ground was cold. I sometimes slept on the beach. God, it was cold. But I am happy now. I love selling the mag, meeting customers, being part of the crowd and smiling. I love making friends with the other vendors and I love working in Adelaide now. We are like a big family. I am happy I have a roof over my head and a warm bed. Shaun sells The Big Issue in the Adelaide CBD. THE NEWTOWN BEAT I’ve been real lucky in the eight months that I have been selling The Big Issue. In that time I’ve been assigned Newtown Station. Newtown is a top pitch where the people are good quality in their manner and interest in The Big Issue. Adrian sells The Big Issue at Newtown Station, Sydney. FOR THE RECORD I just wanted to say that I am very much alive! And it’s not me that’s dead! Sorry if you heard that, but it was another girl, also called Sharon. Pleased to be alive and I have a long future ahead of me. Only the good die young and I’m not ‘good’, so I’ll live a long life. Thanks for your concern. Sharon sells The Big Issue on the cnr of Collins and Swanston Sts, Melbourne. GAME CHANGER The Big Issue has changed my life because I have more money at the endofthedayandIcandomore with it. It is helping me to meet a lot of very nice people; from the team in the office, to the vendors on the street and the lovely ladies from WSE where we pack the magazines for subscribers. Pamela sells The Big Issue at Maroubra, Sydney. Stories, poems and pictures by Big Issue vendors and friends ADELAIDE VENDOR DANIEL K LOVES PAINTING. WHEN HE IS NOT PUTTING HIS SKILLS TO THE CANVAS – CREATING A PORTRAIT OF MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS JULIE BISHOP, FOR EXAMPLE – HE’S WRITING POEMS OR SELLING THE BIG ISSUE IN THE ADELAIDE CBD. DANIEL HAD AN EXHIBITION LAST YEAR AND HE IS HOPING TO DO IT AGAIN DURING THE ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL, WHICH BEGINS 27 FEBRUARY.