They'd be waiting at the paddy wagon to fill it up: Chicka Madden

The Redfern pubs (The Empress, The Lord Raglan, Cricketers, Clifton Gardens) weren’t as bad as the city ones, says Uncle Chicka Madden; even so, he was asked to leave by bar staff and licensing agents because you had to prove citizenship with “dog tags” which he refused to get (though Islanders were allowed). His father, a returned soldier, was even kicked out of The Boundary Hotel on ANZAC day. But “there was good people around”: mates would often stick up for them.

Keywords: Daily life; suburban living; racism; law; Redfern; working; police; change, city; change, attitudes