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Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Beth Thorpe

Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Beth Thorpe

Beth Thorpe was born in 1939 and is able to talk about life in Woolloomooloo from the mid 1940s and into the 1950s.“I thought Woolloomooloo was absolutely wonderful – only a walk away from the heart of the city and...

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Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Cheryl Lindo

Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Cheryl Lindo

Cheryl was born in 1949, her parents owned the sandwich shop opposite the Frisco Hotel in Woolloomooloo.Although she knew no-one when the family moved to Woolloomooloo, the Playground was a big ice breaker: “It didn’t take long for a new...

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Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Judy Chambers

Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Judy Chambers

The family lived in Cathedral Street, where there were seven hotels. Before that the family lived in rooms, and once they did a flit for lack of rent money. Judy’s home was of four rooms; the ‘throne room’ was in...

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Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Sam Donato

Our Place - Woolloomooloo - Sam Donato

Sam was born in 1939, his father was Australian-born Italian and the family lived in McElhone Street, Woolloomooloo. Mr Donato was a trawler fisherman in Sydney Harbour: He was there when the Greycliffe went down. “Dad used to prawn and...

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