Was a country girl ready for the harsh life of the YWCA Richmond? Doery House, the YWCA hostel at 353 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria, should have been a home away from home for teenage girls from the country, residing there in the late 1960s. Alas this was nowhere near reality. As the story unfolds, the villain behind the walls and the hidden secrets become apparent. This book details many of the stories occurring during a three-year period between 1966 and 1969. They are all based on fact. The story is interwoven with daily life in the rag trade, the evolution of Richmond, the politics of the Vietnam War, multiculturalism, the gangland wars, and gender attitudes.
ISBN – 9798671756838