She was wild then

“She was a pretty lonely place…all the cattle straying around there kicking up of a night…Yes she was wild then.”

Albert Rieck, born in 1894, recalling his childhood in an interview with Erik Eklund.  [Steel Town: the making and breaking of Port Kembla by Erik Eklund, Melbourne University Press, 2002]

Photo: from the collections of the Wollongong City Libraries and the Illawarra Historical Society.