CORE Community Services 40th Anniversary Publication

Hugo Halliday was contracted by CORE Community Services to create a 96-page milestone publication and 20 metre event timeline to celebrate the non-profit’s 40th anniversary.

We spent a number of months pulling together CORE’s story through interviewing key figures (current and past staff, stakeholders and clients), researching not just CORE-specific but also international events which have directly affected CORE’s work (particularly around immigration trends, the timeline was broken into CORE, Australian and International events), and editing and designing the publication and timeline 100% in-house.

This has been an exceptionally rewarding project for our team. CORE’s history has been fueled by reactions to some pretty tough times (Cabramatta in the 90s included everything from widespread heroin sale and use, to Australia’s first political assassination), and the feedback from both CORE staff and their stakeholders has been exceptionally positive:


Just finished going through the publication. Well done to both of you, I’m really happy with the product. It’s vibrant, informative and it tells the story of CORE, thank you both.” – Juana Reinoso, CEO CORE Community Services.


Thank you for your brilliant work for us at CORE Community Services. It was a fitting capstone to our 40 years of work in Cabramatta and South West Sydney. Your professionalism, perseverance and poise was, in a word, amazing!” – Matthew Harden, Operations Manager CORE Community Services.


For someone like me, who’s been at CORE for 20 years, it was definitely awesome… so thanks.” – Matthew Russell, Youth Services Officer CORE Community Services.


The full publication can be viewed here.

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