Author & Researcher Delphine Jamet
- For the CHASE CREW -

Forrest Chase Cleaner Interview - Nightshift (2000)



I used to clean the train station concourse and Padbury Walk at night and into the hours of the morning. One morning at about two am, several aboriginal children started arguing with each other on the concourse. It wasn’t long before they began punching and fighting each other viciously. Several boys soon appeared and began fighting between themselves. I went to the Police Rail Unit and said ‘Look, there’s a fight out here. I think you’d better come and do something about it’.

I went back to my work and half an hour later, the fight was still going. There were more men fighting and the girls weren’t fighting as much but many of them were bleeding and badly wounded. One of them was on the ground with two boys stomping on his head. I went back to the Police Rail Unit to tell them again to come out here and do something about it. They just told me there was nothing they could do because they didn’t have the resources. So that was that. But it soon ended.