During World War One, Addi Road was 'place of enlistment'. Many of the original barracks are still in use today. 'Ten Ordinary Men – The ANZACs of Addison Road' tells the stories of ten young men who came here.
“I have loved it here,” say Clint Bolton, the former football goalkeeping star. “You get to a point in your life where you realise the most important thing is the relationships that you have with with people. Coming here, I’ve been inspired."
It’s all up to Steve Elphick now to get the truck to Walgett safely, a solid nine-hour drive. It’s already 3pm in Marrickville, Sydney. He will need to stop roadside somewhere tonight before pushing on to Walgett in the morning....
Kim and Hannah are here from Junction Neighbourhood Centre (JNC) filling up a van load of hampers at the Addi Road Food Relief Hub. Both of them have seen a lot with COVID-19 and its impact in the community.
“I think the real question you have to ask is, why is it that all this volunteer labour is providing this level of essential service and care?” Leong says, gesturing around the Addi Road Food Relief Hub.