Redfern Visions 26: East Redfern 4

Now we are back near Cleveland and Elizabeth Streets, going towards the Surry Hills Shopping Village (aka Redfern Mall) through the back streets.

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This is Morehead Street, which I first got to know way back in 1985 when two of my first gay friends from The Britannia Hotel lived there – Philip and Dean. They were much younger than I was – 21 and 19 respectively — but took me, a neophyte, under their wing, as it were. Later, in 1990, M and I were to take a room at Philip’s place in George St Redfern, our first joint address. Philip was a great friend, now living in Melbourne.

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One of these was Philip’s place back in ‘85. They are rare examples of timber working men’s cottages. Inside they are amazingly big, as there is a whole floor level below the road surface…

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And around the corner, older style public housing on the right…

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Original photos by Neil Whitfield 2008

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