Redfern, Sydney. October 2012
Redfern’s got a reputation. Not a very good one. It used to be a dangerous and rather unpleasant part of Sydney. But that was 8-10 years ago. It is a very different place now. It’s changed a lot. But the reputation has stayed. Lots of people think I am crazy wanting to live there. Of course these are the people who’ve never been to Redfern and wouldn’t have a clue. They just know the stories about Redfern from years ago.
Luckily, the reputation is slowly improving and more and more Sydneysiders hear that Redfern is actually quite a cool place. Located just 30min stroll from Sydney’s town hall, it is one of the most convenient places to live in Sydney if you want to be close to the City. I personally love it.
Four years spent living in this neighborhood thought me that prejudice of any kind is the not how people should build their opinion about anything. It’s just not fair. A massive prejudice cloud has been hanging over Redfern for many years now, but I really hope it will disappear very soon.