Gladys Swager is a resident of Fairfield. She went to school in Canley Vale and Parramatta and later taught in the Fairfield area following her studies.
... I didn't know I was in a psychiatric unit. And when I was taken into the room I could see that there was a box attached to the plug and that they were working on my head and there was a lead coming and it went on my head. And I still, the only thing I was in a panic because I knew that I was connected to electricity and my brain were saying, what if this goes wrong, what will happen? And they switched the machine on and it was a sense of (simulates sensation) right up and bang. And I went unconscious and I woke up perhaps two hours later with a shocking headache and told just to lie in the bed.