Maxine Kelly was born in Bega and attended Wallaga Lake School. Her maternal grandfather was Freddy Carter from Wallaga Lake.
As a child, Maxine fished in a rowboat on Wallaga Lake with her grandfather. Her father-in-law was Ernest ‘Boy’ Andy, a milkman at Wallaga Lake.
Maxine remembers working, milking cows for him. Maxine Kelly worked picking peas and beans at Bodalla and Nerrigundah areas and went to Baranguba (Montague Island) to collect scallops for the Bermagui fish market.
Maxine continues to reside at Wallaga Lake.Excerpt from Stories About the Eurobodalla by Aboriginal People, 2006. Story contributed by Martin Ind from Moruya High School.