One of seven children, Fred Wright talks about growing up during the Depression. He discusses food, clothing, school, rabbiting, ferreting, renting, working, and housing.
Fred was also interviewed as part of the Beneath Black Skies project (available in the Local Studies collection at Wollongong Library: MSS 779).
Additional information about life in Bulli Colliery can be found within the Fred Wright manuscript collection (available in the Local Studies collection at Wollongong Library: MSS 1591/1-2).
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Fred’s Photo Album
Bulli Mine – Coal Mining – Miner – Miners – Hale Street – Woonona – Wollongong High School – Gordon Street Bakery – Relief Work – Fair Rent Court – Cricket – Jack Lang – New Guard – Eric Campbell – ‘Tubby’ Stephens – Don Bradman
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