Alice

Alice
Alice Brown, interviewed in 2006 for The Millers Point Oral History Project

There was the Jacksons and there was Granny Allen and on New Year’s Eve night she used to throw wood and that into the middle of the road and have a bonfire. The Bischell family always had a party on and they’d bring their piano out into the street.

I can remember as a child in the wool season, the big horses, I think a lot of them would be Clydesdales, with the bales of wool. These huge lorries would be lined up along Kent Street all night taking the wool to Dalgety’s Wool Store and onto the ships – that would go on during the wool season. At other times it was the coal lumpers loading the ships, you’d hear the machinery going all night long.