Jill grew up in a Housing Commission house in Walker Street Redfern, the daughter of social activist, Betty Makin. She was one of 5 children and her parents were from Redfern and The Rocks. Her cultural background had Aboriginal, Jewish and English origins. She has very detailed memories of life in Redfern. Jill was interviewed by Sue Rosen in June 1995 as part of the South Sydney Social History Project.
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.