Bill Black - Baria family business

Running time
34 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


But I can remember going into a laundry in Baria, and it was this bloody bombed-out joint that I mentioned earlier. Why we were there I couldn't even tell you, but I was talking to a young girl my age. She spoke perfect English.

And I asked her, and she was educated in Sydney, and I remember saying to her, "Why are you back here?" and she said, "I grew up with this. It was going on when I was born and my parents run the laundry."

And that's always intrigued me. The family business. But she spoke better English than what I spoke.

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