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Excerpt from Stephen Loomes’ unpublished novel

We were just like dreamers
Dreaming, in the sun
Situations ever-changing,
Changing everyone.

We were just like lovers
Lying B everyone
Wait till night time covers
Hiding, everyone.

Ian Rilen
Lyrics from a Sardine song

He took me one day to the place he’d found to live in Cook Road, Centennial Park. At that time there were still grand houses, Federation Houses as they were called in that street. It was a time before the incursion of what Ian Rilen would call, ‘the unit people’.