Sunday, July 01, 2007

Marrickville Kids

This photo was taken in 1978, at the Addison Rd Community Centre. Marrickville's Magic Yellow Bus, which is still operational, is in the background. I thought I'd take some photos of some of the lovely children I see each week at the Addison Rd Markets, which are held at the Community Centre (I asked permissions and all parents know these photos are going up online).

This is Dutch. I didn't ask if Dutch was a boy or a girl. One thing that is certain - Dutch has a knitter/crocheter who loves him/her dearly.

This is Rory, who was enjoying her babyccino.

Here are some old dolls that the guy who has all the tools and electrical things was selling.

And this is Jake, who looks like a China doll but is a real boy.


David said...

Are those 1978 kids playing with an earthball?

R.H. said...

I could tell it was an old photo (no hats).

Meredith said...

It probably is an Earthball, and I guess they'd just been to a Save the Whales exhibition, and their parents were part of the Stop Uranium Mining campaign... those were the days.

David said...

The 1970s were the best, from earthball to nerfball and all stops inbetween.

That's so pants said...


Thanks for reminding me how cold it is in Sydney Meredith - I grew up there.



Audrey Low said...

Hi, I'm an admin for the Addison Road Centre group in flickr, and we would love to have the b&w shot from 1978 in the group. Here's the link: