Anyway, I was born in Wallaroo in 1934. Those years, on Point Pearce, for some reason they didn't take the women into Maitland Hospital to have their baby. They had to go to Wallaroo, being a government hospital, I suppose. I was born there in 1934 and brought up on Point Pearce. I remember going to school at Point Pearce. You had to do lower one, I think that started at age five, and then grade one. I was pretty bright, too. They used to bring the bigger kids into my class and give me sums. I'd add up sums for the bigger girls, who were a grade above me, or two grades. I used to work them out real quick though. They couldn't get over it.
O'Loughlin, Clem, Early Days on Point Pearce, Kunapipi, 22(2), 2000.