Maria with her daughter Sharnay, right, and their dog Lucky.  This picture was taken in 2004 – I think the first one I took in the Redfern-Waterloo public housing area.  I went there the day after it was announced that the highrise public housing buildings in the area would be demolished to make way for more private housing.  This has not happened.  I was interested to hear what people had to say about living in the area.  Some said they didn’t like it and would prefer to move away.  They said it was too dangerous a place to bring up children.  Maria was happy here, close to her extended family.  I still know the family and see them fairly regularly.  Below is a picture of Maria and Sharnay from August 2012; above is a picture of Maria’s newest grandchild, taken in their shared apartment.