Surry Hills 13: a dunny lane in Spring

Just around the corner is Goodlet Street, which I will show you next time, and just behind Goodlet Street is Goodlet Lane, a dunny lane. That is, the original purpose of the lane was to enable access to the outside toilets, or dunnies, so that their noisome cans could be removed by cart. Many of the old dunny lanes have disappeared, but quite a few still remain.

Let’s walk along, noting first a native who just happened to join me.

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— Original photos by Neil Whitfield 2008

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