Our Place: Surry Hills, Darlinghurst & Paddington Interview Transcripts

Our Place: Surry Hills, Darlinghurst & Paddington -Frank W. Interview Transcript b. 1925


Frank speaks as a member of the Chinese community and recalls the pervasive discrimination of the White Australia Policy as experienced by his family and its effects on everyday life. Of Surry Hills Frank, he says, “It was a neighbourhood. Everybody visited each other or sat out at the front door, everybody. The children would play and the elders would sit at the front door to cool down and talk. We call it home now because they were permitted to bring their families out and they settled down”. He was interviewed  by Sue Rosen as part of the South Sydney Social History Project.