36 Caroline Street Redfern

36 Caroline Street Redfern

House history

Question: There is what seems to be a remnant of a house on the corner of our community park at the Redfern Community Centre. It has been painted with the colours of the Aboriginal flag. Why is it there?

Answer: Some buildings acquire a meaning beyond their original use. The history of this house is partly about its life as a house and partly about its life as a symbol for Redfern’s Aboriginal peoples.

In brief

  • Early land history
  • About the house
  • Houses for factories
  • Factories for the community
  • How this history was found
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Last updated: Monday, 20 April 2015