Terry’s father was from Saskatchewan and arrived in Sydney in 1926/27. Then the depression hit not long after that and he met my mother, who was down here from the country, over in a house at Redfern, and they married in 1935. They moved to Ann Street in 1939 and Terry had lived there all his life. Surry Hills was considered to be if not quite a slum area, at least a working class area.ut 1960. There was a little group of five houses, all terrace houses. My parents only ever rented. There was a factory opposite us and all around us. He was interviewed in August 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 occassion.