Our Place: Erskineville, Alexandria & Beaconsfield

Our Place - Beaconsfield - Mick Green

Mick Green was born in 1926 and grew up in Beaconsfield. His Dad was a local Labor politician after whom Green Square is named. He remembers attending Kindergarten Union kindergarten as a child and describes Beaconsfield as a place where people were poor, but happy - due to the strength of the community. Where kids were often in trouble, but not in a 'serious' way.

Caveat: This video was shot on a Sony Hi 8 video recorder. It was not until 2010 that we could get the analogue tapes digitised. Despite careful storage in the intervening period there has been some deterioration in quality. While we have retained the original .mov files from the original digitization in the SRA Archive, by necessity uploaded here are .mp4 files. The video is raw and unedited, a primary source document recording the occassion.