Tom Hardy was born in 1932 and is now a resident of Cabramatta. He left school at age 14 and 8 months to begin his working life.
Tom Hardy: You know the old, just the old wooden floors, we had a fire in, a fire in the room, you know a fire…
Shirley McLeod: Was it a brick building?
Tom Hardy: Oh no, no, ooh no no, the old all the old portable ones.
Shirley McLeod: Timber buildings?
Tom Hardy: Yes, timber buildings yes. All the old timber buildings. Very small you know and the old wooden desk of course and the old inkwells. The usual thing you know at the old schools. Oh no, I used to hate school.