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  1. Tony

    December 22, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Today I was trying to find out more about his life as a 16 year old runaway living in a cave in The Domain, Sydney. I was stunned to find this article, from about the same time he was there. It was in a newspaper called The Geraldton Guardian. The link/address is: trove.nla.gov….au/newspaper/article/67094533

    A DOMAIN CAVE DWELLER.
    A DERELICT’S DEATH.

    Sydney, July 20. (1925)

    The sordid side of life in the Sydney Domain was on Sunday revealed by the discovery of the body of Albert Trezise, aged 58 years, a human derelict, who had lived for years in a cave in the Domain.The cave was his home, and newspapers his bedclothes. He washed at a drinking fountain, and got such food, as other dwellers in the Domain brought him. He did not work, and his clothes were in rags. When discovered his body was in a terrible state and covered with dirt and vermin. There was .nothing in bis pockets. It appears that he did not have any relatives.

    And this is a picture from probably a little after Errol was there. But I’m sure this was just what he would have seen every day of his life during that period. The link/address is: www.pinterest.com… “Unemployed man squatting and cooking in the Domain during the Great Depression, Sydney NSW,” ca. 1930s.www.pinterest.com…" alt="a>" />

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  2. Gentleman Tim

    December 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Fascinating, Tony! Thank you. I had no idea how bad it was in Sydney during the Great Depression. This extraordinary article paints the picture well:

    sydneylivingmuseums.com…

    And here’s a take on Young Man Flynn during those most difficult days, which should never be repeated or forgotten:

    youtu.be/FGfEDlVbM8o…

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