Maureen

Maureen

Maureen Hansen’s family have lived in the streets surrounding Sirius for five generations. She believes she walks in the shadows of her fifth-generation ancestor, Mary Ann Curry, who was convicted at sixteen for stealing and transported to New South Wales where she later met and married a boatman, former marine David Davis who had fought with Lord Nelson. Together Mary Ann Curry and David Davis lived in Globe Street. Their children and grandchilden continued living in the area, and Maureen’s grandfather, also named David Davis, with his family moved into the first flat in High Street when it was completed in 1908. It was here her father grew up, surrounded by his cousins, the Flynns, who lived nearby. Maureen was born and has lived all her life in the area near where Sirius now stands. She is the last of her family to live in The Rocks and is in seriously poor health.

Late in 2015 Maureen decided she could no longer stand the pressure and agreed to being relocated. She is not eligible to apply for one of the flats that are to be offered to residents of Millers Point and The Rocks in 2016.