Our Place: Woolloomooloo Interview Transcripts

Our Place: Woolloomooloo Jackie Gratton-Wilson Interview Transcript b. 1962


Jackie is the daughter of Brenda Humble who was also interviewed for the project. She can remember the 1970s when people were disappearing and getting bashed, and it wasn’t that uncommon .In the 70s, there weren’t a lot of residents there. “A lot of it had been closed down and was sort of derelict or half-demolished. She lived at 173 Bourke Street, a semi-derelict, DMR-affected house. Jackie’s mother was politically active. The Woolloomooloo Residents Action Group (RAG) was followed by a breakaway group called Residents of Woolloomooloo (ROW). They protested about the proposed Eastern Distributor, as well as inappropriate high-rise development. Jackie was interviewed by Sue Rosen for the South Sydney Social History Project in June 1995.