Our Place: Surry Hills, Darlinghurst & Paddington Interviews

Our Place - Paddington - Bob Slater b. 1933

Bob’s family lived in Oatley Street Paddington, opposite Victoria Barracks and down rom the Town Hall. His father was a taxi driver. He talks about family life and dynamics, working life as recalled by his dad, including an accountg of the infamous Bea Miles. He was interviewed¬† by Sue Rosen as part of the South Sydney Social History Project in May 1995.

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.