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Thread #113225   Message #2406189
Posted By: Bob Bolton
05-Aug-08 - 09:27 PM
Thread Name: Oz Rent Strike Song from 30's
Subject: RE: Oz Rent Strike Song from 30's
G'day again,

Just a further detail (for Charlie & Gerry) on the (slightly) shifting address of Union Street. I have my late Dad's 1936 (4th edition) copy of Gregory's Street Directory of Sydney & Suburbs.

This gives the suburb for Union Street as Newtown, rather than Erkineville ... and shows the suburb boundary as the middle of the roadway. The western (Newtown) side has the odd numbers ... so #143's address would be "Newtown" - as would Union St's Directory location - back in 1931 ... but Union Street's Directory entry would have been "Erskineville" at the time Alistair Hulett lived around here. His song may well describe events on the other side of Union St ... and, therefore, in Erskineville.