Redfern Visions 12: public housing

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Far more Redfern people live like this, here or over towards the east in Waterloo, than live on the famous Block, and that includes many Indigenous Australians…

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— original photos by Neil Whitfield 2008

One thought on “Redfern Visions 12: public housing

  1. The block: famous or infamous? Not many people live there at all now, seeing as most of it has been demolished.

    I wouldn’t walk there now, but when I was first at university and returning from the music dept at the Seymour Centre to Redfern Station in my first year, I was quite happy to walk up [big] Eveleigh St. I guess both it and I have changed…

    Meanwhile, anyone in public housing, no matter how otherwise wretched, is a member of a kind of welfare aristocracy. The truly hard life (at least accommodation-wise) is for those who can’t even get a place at the caravan park any more.

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