State Library of NSW
Ted Hood collection (portraits)ca. 1913-1957Some of the suburbs which now contain Sydney's most prestigious real estate were considered slums only 60 years ago. These children are playing in Frog Hollow (Hills Reserve) in Surry Hills. Several decades earlier, Frog Hollow had been notorious for the razor gangs which roamed Sydney's back streets. By 1949 when this photograph was taken, many of the slum terrace buildings had been demolished, but those which remained were in a terrible condition.