Pam and Mal Nankivell:
Pam: I was only 13 and at boarding school at SCEGGS Moss Vale. There was great excitement and we went over to Tudor House, the preparatory school for Kings, and celebrated there.
Mal: I was in the Sydney South telephone exchange when the news broke and everyone in the city went mad. So did the phone calls! I went down to watch the gauge that monitored the number of calls and when it went on to the red, which happened very quickly – the danger line of course, they cut off all the lines except for the essential ones and the ones in public phones. After that I went outside into the crowd where I was swept along up to Macquarie Street and retreated into the Mitchell Library.