The City of Sydney is characterised by diverse neighbourhoods. Their distinct personalities have developed over time as industries, social groups and topographies intersect and evolve. In these interviews, locals recollect the different places in Sydney in which they have lived: their significance, meaning and transformations.
Growing up in Surry Hills
Joyce Lee & Ruby Young
Settling into life in Pyrmont
Woolloomooloo local heroes
Communism, unionism, and growing up in Woolloomooloo
My childhood in Woolloomooloo
A phenomenal four sports career
Sydney through the lens
Working with migrant groups
Saving Green Ban Parks
Till death do us part - my Darlinghurst
Mel Fitzpatrick (DJ Feisty)
Life on the 'gay mile'
The Bohemian world on our street; cabaret, conspiracy, clubbing
Glass blowing, bottle caps & combs
Ernie Green and Ivy De Groen
The Wunderlich era
Joan loves glass
Unionism, 1917 Strike & the railways
Work at the Eveleigh railway workshops
Victory in sight - the 1917 strike
Politics, Oxford St gay scene & Mardi Gras
Family life on Fitzroy Street in Newtown in the 20th century.
Domestic life in Newtown in the 1930s.
Spiritualism and religion on Dickson Street in Newtown.
Growing up Jewish in Newtown.
Childhood reflections of post-war Newtown.
From Scotland to Millers Point. A migrant's life in Sydney.
Preserving Millers Point and the high value of real estate.
Life, work and community in Millers Point.
The 'Battle of the Landladies'.
Eileen and Bill Pearson
Life, marriage and living in the millers point neighbourhood.
Life as an active member of the Millers Point local community.
The Green Ban. A leader of men and protector of local history.
Negotiating community concerns over Millers Point developments.
A lifelong home. Recollections of Millers Point upbringing.
The strength and significance of a Millers Point community.
The priesthood, catholicism and friends in Millers Point.
Clarice and Robert Johnston
The changing face of Millers Point, a familys view.
A Tally Clerks post war Millers Point upbringing.
Boris Schkut and Nick Pastor
The Fragmented family life of the Millers Point Pasto brothers.
Life in a Maritime Services Boarding house in Cumberland Street.
31 years a landlord. Life in a Millers Point boarding house.
Millers Point. Loving its past, fearing for its future.
One family and four generations in Millers Point.
Millers Point resident recalls her life in inner Sydney.
Crooks, raids and religion. Local culture in Millers Point.
Growing up along changes to Millers Point
The Millers Point Youth Centre, a community favourite.
Breathing life into the old buildings of Millers point.
Remembering the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Opera House.
A GPO worker recalls a life Millers Point as a young man.
Moving on from Millers Point.
A Millers Point schoolboy turned labourer looks back on his life.
The good, bad and ugly side of life and work in Millers Point.
A a working class life as part of the waterfront community.
Living on the edge of Sydney's harbour
Recalling an adventurous 50's childhood around Millers Point.
Millers Point history and factors influencing its development.
Jobs, life and opportunities for the Millers Point local boys.
Our Millers Point playground
One of nine. A child from six generations of waterside workers.
April Harrison and Chantelle Shackleton
A youngster's perspective on living in an historic neighbourhood.
My aunt the activist. Remembering local figure Shirley Ball.
A Millers Points boy who found fame on the field.
Janet and Cathie Farley
A family reflects on their life as part of the local community.
A family's long association with the locality of Millers Point.
The social makeup of the Millers Point Community.
Remembering an adventurous childhood in Millers Point.
Remembering 55 years in of living in Millers Point.
A Millers Point family's association with the Palisade Hotel.
A life born into a Millers Point wharf labouring family.
From Navy serviceman to Millers point shop owner.
Life in and around the flourishing inner city of 1960's Sydney.
Life in post war Newtown.
Remembering life growing up in Redfern and Waterloo.
Childhood ingenuity and survival strategies of the Depression.
A in a working class life growing up as one of 12 children.
Characters and criminals. Life in the 30s and 40s Alexandria.
Growing up in working class Chippendale.
Growing up in pre-war Redfern.
Vivi Germanos Koutsounadis
From Greece to Glebe and beyond. A Sydney migrant story.
Recalling the culture of working class inner city Redfern.
The oldest daughter. A strict post war upbringing in Alexandria.
Erskineville - life, learning, singing and bookies
Living with childhood poverty in working class Erskineville.
Sir Nicholas Shehadie
Childhood, inner-city life and becoming Lord Mayor of Sydney.
Local boy turned Deputy Lord Mayor remembers a life in Sydney.
Growing up in post war Newtown and Erskineville.
Life and times of an immigrant during the 1930s Depression era.
Life as a young UK migrant during the 1920's Depression era.
Growing up in Redfern. Recalling a childhood in the 1920s.
A very varied career. From Salesman to professional wrestler.
A son of a politician describes his childhood, life and politics.
The many aspects of working class life in 1930's Erskineville.
Living a life in Kings Cross, Sydney's best known precinct.
Dario Lo Schiavo
Growing up a middle class Italian in 1920's Potts Point.
Woolloomooloo shop owner reflects on business and his forebears.
Giovanni Lo Surdo
1960's life in a Woolloomooloo Sicilian fishing community.
My local Alexandria. Childhood, family and friends.
The regeneration and disappearance of industry in 'old' Waterloo.
Christian faith and the Metropolitan Community Church.