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Our Place - Darlington - Colin Bell

Our Place - Darlington - Colin Bell

Colin recalls fondly growing up in Darlington “It was a safe neighbourhood usually – where we were at Calder Road because everyone knew one another – you could walk around after dark. People would have their doors open back in...

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Our Place - Darlington - Mervyn Jordan

Our Place - Darlington - Mervyn Jordan

Mervyn grew up in Darlington in his grandmother's rented two-storey brick house, a terrace, in Raglan Street, near the University. His strongest memories are of the Depression, always being short of food. He was born with rickets, and suffered with...

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Our Place - Darlington - Susan Alloway

Our Place - Darlington - Susan Alloway

Susan grew up in Darlington and spent all her life there. She talks about the day to day life of the children in Calder Road who often ventured into the buildings and grounds of the university. Christmas was her favourite...

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Our Place - Surry Hills and Darlinghurst - Frank

Our Place - Surry Hills and Darlinghurst - Frank

Frank talks about his family and the Chinese community. His mother was born in Darwin, but because his father was born in China, the authorities classified her as alien too. When, in 1939, his brother tried to join the RAAF,...

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Our Place - Surry Hills and Rosebery - Fred Foreman

Our Place - Surry Hills and Rosebery - Fred Foreman

“Behind the house was a laneway and opposite was Anthony Hordern’s stables, for their delivery vans. I can remember the smell of the manure and sound of the horses clopping up the street. Surry Hills was anything but wealthy –...

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