A mystical leafy oasis - Anonymous' Story


As a teenager in the early 70s we lived in a Cal Bung on Punt Rd Hill – purchased by my parents under a road widening proviso! I have such vivid memories of dodging my way across the road on my way home from school. It would have been too boring to walk up to the lights! Some people had such demonic expressions – they'd revved up for the climb and, come hell or high water, they wanted the green lights they KNEW were awaiting at Anderson St.

We all loved that house, hidden behind an ugly brick fence. There was an utterly enormous oak tree growing in the back garden, surrounded by cobblestones, creating a mystical leafy oasis and teenage refuge. Now gone. I used to wonder how many other oases there were on Punt Road...