When Ted was a kid, “nobody ever trusted a policeman”, “there were always a lot of people walking places: there were trams, horses and carts and barefooted kids. And there was the broadcasts of the races on a Saturday afternoon. You could hear them everywhere. Most people were gamblers”. Ted’s father was a scrap metal merchant and a bookmaker who also ran a two-up school: he bought a new Chevrolet in the 1937, the only car in the street. Ted was interviewed in October 1994 by Sue Rosen as part of the South Sydney Social History Project.