The Red Rooster Line.

/The Red Rooster Line.

Mapping wealth in Sydney by tracking fast food chains.

Mum grew up in Sylvania–a.k.a. “The Shire”, a.k.a. the white working class part of the city, nowadays most famous for hosting race riots–while Dad is from Lidcombe, which Back In the Day was very much Migrant Country. The fact that an Anglo girl from the Shire decided to marry a “Westie” was, back in the 70s, still A Big Deal for both of their families (although ironically, I think since then Sylvania has gotten more “ethnic” and Lidcombe more gentrified). Their first house, meanwhile, was in Chatswood, and nowadays would be worth a fortune (back then it was a termite-infested dump)…

2017-10-04T10:28:38+00:00 10th March, 2018|Tags: australia, culture|Comments Off on The Red Rooster Line.