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Gerard Windsor has published 11 books, most of them non-fi ction, about communities — his family, a religious order, an infantry company in Vietnam.

Now he has turned to the community of the street he has lived in for 43 years, Palace Street Petersham in Sydney’s inner west.

Open House at the Palace: An Australian Street is about the life of that street, its personality and its personalities. Hence it is chock full of stories and portraits — the ex-cop who was a receiver of stolen goods, the S&M brothel, the loved and not- so-loved shopkeepers, the Indigenous pensioner and the Indigenous corporate high-fl yer, the strong gay community, the rooming houses (‘suit single gentlemen’), the footpath dwelling residents of the nursing home, the wits and guardian angels of the street.

This is a unique item of Australian history — a portrait of just one street teeming with individual human lives — and a few animal lives as well.

This event will be taking place i the main room of at Petersham Bowling Club on Saturday the 13th of April from 2pm till 4pm. 

Free entry via registration. 

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