Evelyn on the Verandah

PUBLISHED in One Book, Many Brisbanes, 2010
this Story is based on an oral history interview with a woman who grew up in new farm, brisbane, Australia.

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come home from school and find Dad knocking down one of the walls in the back bedroom. I say, Dad what are you doing? And he says, I can’t work in there (downstairs, he means, in his office), I need more space. I say — because we have this really bad relationship at the moment, I don’t agree with a lot of the things he’s doing, I’m being mean to him — I say, can’t you just get rid of all that shit? And he says no.

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Image: ‘House floating down the Brisbane River in 1934’ from State Library of Queensland