Lester Bostock arrives in Glebe

Lester Bostock arrives in Glebe from the Coraki reserve. His relatives have earlier come from the Acacia Ridge Reserve, Brisbane to escape the Queensland police system but Lester recalls, ‘in Sydney it was also bad’, especially the 21st Division, later known as the Special Branch. Lester gets a beating from the police using rubber hoses and wet towels. ‘I got gangrene from the beating and my [foot?] had to be amputated’. He stays in Glebe until 1982, when it gets too expensive for him. Then in the 1960s people, he relates, begin shifting from the inner city tenements out to Campbell Town and Mt Druitt. And those who suffered the atrocities in the inner city are very angry’. (Plater, pp. 152-154)