What Spanian got wrong - and right - about Wollongong's public housing estates

Kate McIlwain
Updated January 27 2024 - 4:19pm, first published January 24 2024 - 3:52pm
The eshay influencer known as Spanian - real name Anthony Lees - who grew up in public housing in Sydney CBD, visits "ghetto areas" around the globe to stickybeak into what life is like for people who live there. Pictures supplied
The eshay influencer known as Spanian - real name Anthony Lees - who grew up in public housing in Sydney CBD, visits "ghetto areas" around the globe to stickybeak into what life is like for people who live there. Pictures supplied

In four days, more than half a million people have watched a 40 minute Go-Pro video of a former criminal and rapper marching around three Illawarra public housing estates.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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