Sirdan in The Gong

Time’s running short as early next year Sirdan will be in Queensland.


Lunch at The Diggers Club

Dessert at Yours and Owls, where the ambience and scenery were superb. Last night’s band were retrieving their gear.

Tom Waits was our background music, and great coffee, great cakes.

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Stewart Holt at Yours and Owls. See also Lovely afternoon in The Gong, Congenial, Surry Hills revisited–people — 2.


Yours truly in 1944.

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My brother Ian on the left, my sister Jeanette on the right. Auburn Street Sutherland.

And the Sutherland I looked upon…





CORRECTION: That caption should read "McCubben" — despite the fact the original held by Sutherland Library is labelled "McCubbin". The family was long prominent in Sutherland and in the Presbyterian Church. I remember well a Miss McCubben who lived in West Sutherland in the 1950s and 60s.