I moved to Sydney four years ago in 2013, when I graduated. I first moved to Erko with some friends. We lived two doors up from the Erko Pub. Some mornings when the bathroom was busy I’d go to the pub and brush my teeth in the bathroom. So that space is associated with moving to Sydney for me.

I moved to Sydney cause I was looking for work but also community. When I think about Sydney I feel good. I feel I’ve achieved of those things. And I still go to the Erko Pub.

I was thinking about leaving but then I found a job so my original connection with Sydney was reinvigorated. I now have a bigger bathroom so I don’t have to brush my teeth in pubs.


Beer, sweet smoked meats, wood, sandalwood, toothpaste


Ryan McGoldrick