Paddy's Markets is in the Haymarket area of downtown Sydney, adjacent to Chinatown. Although the name is borrowed from the markets in Liverpool in England which were staffed by the emigrant Irish, Sydney's Paddy's appears to be staffed overwhelmingly by members of the Chinese community: both the produce and the flea-market. The site was first used as a hay and grain market in 1834. In the late '40s, my father would load up his Bedford truck at 3am every Wednesday and Friday morning before selling fruit and vegetables door to door on the Upper North Shore area of Sydney.
This gentleman is playing an erhu.