Almost fifty years later I can still remember the smell and the thud of the rubber ink stamp going into my passbook. Back then, everyone had a Commonwealth Bank account, as we were automatically (it seems) signed up at school. I also seem to remember we would take our coins to school weekly, and somehow, the money was automatically added to our accounts. Magic? Along the way, I would sometimes go to the post office at South Lismore and add money to my account, which is where I remember the smell (and the sound) of the ink stamp.
Compared with many other parts of Lismore, South Lismore remains very similar to the place where I grew up. Most of the buildings are still here, and many of the same families still inhabit them.
Author: James O'Brien
Born / Currently : Lismore / Widjabul Wia-Bal - Bundjalung
Live : Sydney / Gadigal - Eora
Also : Brisbane, Bourke, Renmark, Wagga, Perth
Pronouns : He/him/his.
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