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Bruce Cormack

Interviewed by Eve Klein on 4 December 2000

Bruce Cormack. ... but I was just going to mention a bit about the cricket. We got our first radio and we bought it from Mr. Ferris’s radio shop who was in Middle Head Road, opposite the Buena Vista Hotel, and Mr. Ferris almost invented the first Australian home grown car radio. The Ferris radios. He did it in the back of the shop up there. Prior to that when my parents wanted to listen to cricket, my father would bring home this giant army radio set – God knows how he got it home. They erected it out in the back lawn at Lennox Street. They erected huge aerials and listened direct on a short-wave; they’d just take a couple of blankets out there and spend all night out in the backyard listening to cricket.