Dennis Foley recalls the town camp on Narrabeen Lagoon

“You could be who you were….[O]ut there [in the rest of Sydney]…you had to be someone else to survive.” Standing on the present day oval, Uncle Dennis Foley gives a history of the Narrabeen camp, its wetlands and sacred sites: from his early memories through the day it was bulldozed in 1959 and the people taken away in a truck, to the now filled-in marshes and modern sports centre.

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Keywords: Identity; moving; childhood; racism; change, city; change, attitudes