Ruby Langford leaves Redfern

Ruby Langford leaves Redfern for a Housing Commission house in Liverpool, where she finds that she has been ‘pepper-potted’, (housed with non-Aboriginal neighbours on each side). She writes, ‘It meant putting us in among whites to see if we could live together but because there were so few black families there in 1972 we felt very isolated from our friends, our culture. All my neighbours were white, and there weren’t many black kids at the school.’ Ruby returns to the city most weekends. (Langford p. 174.)

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