Warren Cox, interviewed in 2005 for The Millers Point Oral History Project
They used to call them in them days the old ‘Bull Gangs’, which were the ones that would have a go, do all the work. The gangs were about sixteen men. You had the hatch man, as they called him, to give directions for the cranes because they were sitting on the ship’s cranes driving them, you had two of them, one each side. You had about four blokes down below, throwing the cargo around and I think it could have been four on the wharf. The rest were on wheelbarrows, trucking things away. Some of the stuff was pretty heavy and it would take a few to lift it up. A lot of them were big men, big men, yes.