Des

Des
Des Gray, interviewed in 2005 for The Millers Point Oral History Project

All the wool stores have gone now, like Dalgety’s Wool Shed, which used to lead down to the Dalgety’s Wharf where they’d load the wool from up top down the chutes and onto the ships. It was just a great big store, a monstrous big building with stacks and stacks of wool in it. That was one of our playgrounds, we’d go in there and play. The guys who worked in the wool sheds, if they caught us, they used to take our pants off and wipe this red dye on our testicles and send us home. Mum would always know then, ‘Ah, you’ve been to the wool sheds all day’.