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Bombs and suburbs

The Sydney suburb of Woollahra is well-known for its leafy, quiet streets. It must have been a change of pace in 1942, when bombs began falling. The other day I was strolling along Fletcher Street and found the following embedment at the corner with Small Street.

Courtesy of the author’s aging iphone 5.

The council history is compelling in its dryness. For my family’s part, Mum & her mother were delighted that the rich folk fled from the harbour to the apparent safety of the Blue Mountains, the inland west. They lived out the war in a lovely 2-bedroom unit at Rose Bay.

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