Written in Stone: The Sydney Ducks

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Cassie Findlay

The short piece below is a test of the Beta release of Write in Stone, a new tool for capturing and sharing research. To view the full Writeline for this story, or to rate the research, click on the widget. Feedback (on the tool, not my dodgy writing) is welcome! Email me at cassie (at) writeinstone.com

The Sydney Ducks

440px-SanFrancisco1851a ‘Sydney Town’, looking north to Telegraph Hill, 1851.

It was only after I had been living in San Francisco for almost two years that I discovered the Sydney Ducks. From memory, it was in an Uber on the way to a trust in journalism event with Austin Mackell that I found out about them. At first, I didn’t believe such an excellent story could possibly be true. Not only was there a gang ex-colonials from Sydney that had roamed around in what is now lower Telegraph Hill but that they were truly…

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