Peter O’Brien was only twenty when he accepted a post in Weabonga, a town that is two days travel from Armidale in NSW. He had eighteen students aged between five and fifteen years old. It was a school that had trouble retaining teachers, and Peter had signed on for two years.
Peter has now written about how the experience had a huge impact on him and his approach to teaching in Bush School. Peter talks about what it was like living and teaching in a small, remote town in the 1960s.