I got my first house with
Wentworth in 2013. I started
to improve from then.
Barry

I got my first house with
Wentworth in 2013. I started
to improve from then.
Barry

BARRY

“Now my real name is Michael, I’ve been called Barry since I was a baby cos my middle name is Barrymoore. I was born in 1957.”

“My maths teacher put this thing on the board and I couldn’t do it because when I was a kid I was put up the back of the classroom, cos you weren’t considered a citizen then.”

“‘85, ‘86 and ‘87 I was house surfing, couch surfing, people call it couch surfing, plus I was also job surfing. I got a job with Sydney City Council, I used to mow Observatory, Dawes Point and all the parks around the Rocks. I could have had a permanent job with Sydney City Council, but with all the jobs I had I just wanted to get my holiday pay and go walkabout and just enjoy life.”

“With all the tragedies I’ve had in my life I’ve just put them aside, see if I think too much you get under too much stress.”

“When you look at my life I’ve been in car accidents, motorbike accidents, fell off a cliff, tried to kill myself, and I’m lucky to be here today. I don’t really think I’ve had a bad life cos I’ve seen a lot of our kids taken and they don’t get to know their family.”

Quotes taken from Barry’s stories

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