My Mums first Job in 1939 at 16 years old, was working in John Wrens office in Swanson Street just up from Young & Jacksons, above a Cafe called the Criterion. Franks Hardys book was banned in our home, as Mum loved John Wren and would not allow a bad word to be said about him.
When the TV series came out, we watched it together and she identified all the characters, and “corrected” some of events.
If Hardy was still alive, he would be the perfect guy to write the Saga Book, and maybe we could find some young lass in the AFL office ( who has not been violated by some older scumbag) who could correct the story where needed.
Ironically, the Hardy Family home is just a few door up from me in the Marsh, and the stories about the Hardy Family are legendary.