Dining and Sewing in the Bluestone
It was back to the Bluestone for me this morning the headquarters for Deaf Children Australia. Not a great day, it was raining the whole time. I was there to catch up with Neil and to look at some film footage that they have. Before I met him I took some photos of the Auditorium.
This is how it looked today, but when the building was still a school for the deaf, this room was the dining room and it was full of tables for the boarders to eat. Apparently the day students didn’t eat in here, they had a room in the basement for them to eat. Quite strange all the different sorts of segregation that went on here, though I am sure it went on everywhere.
Now, hopefully I can figure out how to do this, but I have some footage for you from the 1950’s. It is of a few things, it goes for just under two minutes.
It is pretty funny, but I hope it gives you an idea of what it was like.