Arrived November 2005........live in Happy Valley
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I nursed them :-) and know where they all live. Being a Mental Health Nurse . There is a difference between drug culture and an addict who has mental health problems .
Last edited by elainew; 01-05-2012 at 12:25 PM.
Yes I do Tyke. Facts and figures.
Regarding the high school at Christies back in the 70's it did have problems and i know that my brother had trouble but what it was with I don't really know - mum and dad kept that between them and my brother.
At the end of the day if you have good neighbours and YOU like the area it doesn't matter what others think.
Here and settled
there is a massive drug culture in Adelaide and not just among the youngsters.
I agree with you Misplaced, whatever an area is like if you grow up in it, have friends then it is not going to seem any different and the locals know you. My brother was able to live comfortably in a staunch Catholic area in Belfast in the early 80s trouble free due to the fact his friends were local and he kept his head down as far as religion and politics :D. I think it is true that having friends and feeling comfortable in an area can make any place seem likeable, but the fact is places get "names" for whatever reasons and Adelaideans are like Elephants...they never forget..... which is why people will still turn down Christie's beach, Elizabeth, Hackham West etc and Mitchell Park, which I know for a fact has been half bulldozed and rebuilt with a mix of private and public housing still suffers from the fact that it was a no go area unless you lived there or were going to look for your stolen car :D. People will find this happens with schools too. Think you have to make your own mind up, take a look, areas change, people change... and just for a laugh I've heard from quite a few people that Aldinga will become a ghetto when petrol prices rise rapidly and driving becomes expensive, cos the train doesn't go that far.......
Sailed SS Australis out of Southampton 1977.Arrived October in Adelaide via Melbourne 1977.Liverpool/London 1987 - 1992
Adelaide 1992 to eternity:)and one day you'll wake up and stop counting how long you've been here.
Sorry Tyke can't breach confidentiality :-) believe me they are there !