57 Murray Street

Murray Street

Verity Cripps - Working on the Typing Pool

I know in the winter it was very cold and in the summer, we may have had a fan but it would’ve been a floor fan if we had one and for a fairly big room, it didn’t present much relief. I always remember the basin in the corner of the typing room. I think originally it had been two rooms and it had been made into one room. It had the nice brown paint halfway up, I don’t know what period that came from but I remember the nice dark brown shiny paint. We used to eat our lunch probably at the desk and then go for a walk down town. We didn’t have that much money to spend, don’t forget. I started on thirty-three and sixpence a week and I was considered well paid.