Our Place: Erskineville, Alexandria & Beaconsfield Interviews

Our Place - Erskineville - Bill Schwebel

These videos were shot in 1994 and 1995 on a Sony Hi 8 video recorder. It was not until 2010 that we could get them digitised. Despite careful storage  in the intervening period there was some deterioration.

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Our Place - Newtown - Loretto Thurgood

Loretto grew up in Newtown and Erskineville and particularly loved Newtown. Her story has a…

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Our Place - Erskineville and Alexandria - Betty Moulds

Betty talks mainly of family and domestic life: “We had no light, no gaslight; we…

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Our Place - Erskineville - Terry Murphy

Macdonaldtown Station was “amazing”: “from six o’clock, you would just see one stream of people,…

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Our Place - Erskineville - Maureen Oliver

Maureen Oliver is Terry Murphy's sister and has also lived in Erskineville all her life.…

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Our Place - Erskineville - Josie Foster

Josie’s family was relatively affluent. Her mother was a machinist, and her father was an…

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Our Place - Erskineville - Henry Brown

Henry Brown was an official of both The Communist Party of Australia and the Liberal…

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Our Place - Beaconsfield - Mick Green

Mick Green was born in 1926 and grew up in Beaconsfield. His Dad was a…

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