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5. Room With A View

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Terraces, flats, squats, bedsits, mansions, towers, camps and hostels: in Darlinghurst, housing is a mixed bag. This audio story explores the range of lifestyles afforded by Darlinghurst’s dense diversity of dwellings. 


Image: Pad with a View, Kings Cross 1970-71 (Photographer: Rennie Ellis © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive) 




This audio story is a production of the Australian Centre for Public History in partnership with the Paul Ramsay Foundation. 


Producer: Catherine Freyne 

Sound engineer: Judy Rapley 





  • Jan Cornall, former resident of Darlinghurst squats 
  • Paul Solomon, publican’s son and grandson 
  • Phillip Adams, former owner of Stoneleigh 
  • Shannon Dalton, former Assistant Manager of the Darlo Bar 
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