Harry Lapham, interviewed in 2005 for The Millers Point Oral History Project
I think when I lived in 42 Merriman Street I think the rent was about twelve shillings. At that time there was no electricity, had gas light. When they put the electricity on they put the rent up one and six. All the places in Millers Point – they are all the same as they were in the 1800s. The places I lived in, in Merriman Street, they were there in 1880.