Listen to stories
...When trams came to Millers Point
Hitching a ride on a tram was a good way to get into town...in or out of the carriage.
Image: Millers Point tram terminus, looking NW towards corner of Argyle Street and Kent Street. Len Stone / Vic Solomons Collection: 564. The City of Sydney Archives.
Listen to Betty Borg recount how it was done back in the day (Source: Millers Point Oral History
...Swimming at the Met
"There used to be more people swimming at the Met on Christmas Day than you'd see at Bondi" — Des Gray.
Image: Young men diving into the Harbour ... Millers Point, by Sam Hood. Originally published in The Labor Daily 4 Jan 1935. Dixson Galleries, The State Library of NSW. Digital ID: hood_01498.
Looks like fun, jumping off that Metal Wharf on a hot January afternoon. And it sounds like plenty of kids used to do it, not to be deterred by the occasional gruesome shark attack...Here Don McWorthy recalls a nasty shark attack, and Frank Hyde tells us about the fishing, the swimming, and the day he swore he'd never jump back in again. Source: Millers Point Oral History Project, 2005.
...When the soldiers departed for war
Betty Borg remembers a woman who used to sing 'The Maori's Farewell' to soldiers departing for war. Listen to the song she's talking about here.