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The histories of work, commerce and industry have materially shaped Sydney’s development. These interviews record and demonstrate the extraordinary range of occupations, industrial and craft-based manufacture, small business and retailing which have contributed to the economic history of Sydney.
100% Redfern. A shopkeeper's view on an evolving suburb.
Morris (Moshe) and Adam (Isaac) Perkal
The Perkal brothers. Shoemakers to the stars.
Famous for fur: experiences in a Sydney fur retailing salon.
Business pros & cons of a post war Sydney firearms dealer.
Andy Ellis Tailors, a once very hip clothing store for men.
The importance of atmosphere, the Blue Danube restaurant.
Cyril Vicenc delicatessen, back in the day.
Renaming a classic. The man behind Sharpie's Golf House.
Golf House Manager recalls the history of the business
A Sydney landmark. Memories of the 'The Golf House' neon sign.
Sales, marketing, fashion and trends at Andy Ellis Tailors.
Country music legend recalls a visit to Ellis Tailors.
The changing market in the later years of Andy Ellis Tailors.
Famous in the '50s. An Andy Ellis customer recalls hip clothing.
The Nut Shop. A changing retail market in Sydney's Strand Arcade.
A David Jones nurse recalls the in store dramas and accidents.
Changing fashions in fur and the development of a modern business.
All in a day's work. Life at Cornelius Furs Sydney.