Our Place: Surry Hills, Darlinghurst & Paddington Interviews

Our Place - Surry Hills - Gail (Zowie) Campbell

Zowie is the sister of Shane Campbell also interviewed for this project. She spent her first five years in Surry Hills, in Barcom Avenue and Taggarts Lane. As children they spent a lot of time in the streets, as there were no local childrens facilities. A woking clss family, money was always in short supply. Zowie was interviewed in June 1995 by Sue Rosen 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 occasion.