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193 Flood Street, Leichhardt

[Information supplied June 2008]

Cec Quinnell's mother lived at 193 Flood Street, Leichhardt during World War II and later.  He has written a detailed account of life in the area then: the neighbours (i.e. the Bradleys), schools,  visiting salesmen like the 'rabbitoh', the corner shops, etc.

PHOTOS:

  • family shop in Balmain Road
  • the Olympic Picture Show in Parramatta Rd, Annandale
  • interior and exterior of Albert Palais (1959)
  • gatherings of Leichhardt Catholic Youth Organisation in 50s and 60s.

LETTER: written by wounded son to his mother from Port Said in July 1916.