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Jean Hill

Interviewed by Rosemary Christmas on 14 April 2003

Rosemary Christmas. Would you drive into the city?

Jean Hill. No, we went by the Zoo ferry, which I’m very fond of actually having travelled on it for years. My father used to catch the Zoo ferry; he was a member of the ‘friends of the Zoo’ or something, and we would walk down with him into the Zoo, have a look around and then go home.

The bottom of our street was part of the Ashton Park – you know – bush, and we played there quite happily and nobody worried about us being molested or anything like that. We built cubbies down there etc, and there was a path through from the bottom of the street to the entrance of the Zoo and we’d walk through that to go down through the Zoo with my father, so we knew the Zoo fairly well.