Corinne Smith

About Corinne Smith

Corinne Smith is a 75 year old Australian citizen - born in this country to parents of English and Scottish ancestry. She is the eldest of 6 children. She was raised in a Christian home. Her father was an ordained Presbyterian Minister, whose ministry took him (and the family) to some challenging
communities in Queensland, ACT, the Riverina, Sydney and then western NSW.

30 years of tireless commitment took its toll and her father died at the age of 57 years in 1971 in Narromine.

In 1960, at the age of 16, it was deemed necessary that she leave school and begin work, in order to assist the family financially, being allowed to live at home but to pay some board. Minister's stipends, in those days, were not extravagant. Any tertiary education was forfeited.

However, she possessed a musical gift and while living in Sydney (with her parents) she attended Sydney Conservatorium and attained her Associate Diploma (AMusA) Piano. Her music continues to this day. Her mother, ever the diligent help meet to her husband, was also intensely musical - gifted
with a wonderful soprano voice.

Her adult working life (40 years) was spent in the employ of lawyers, becoming over time, a Paralegal. She married a young lawyer and together they established their own law firm in Ulladulla from ground zero, in 1976.

She is now the mother of 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Four of her siblings survive. She became a committed Christian at the age of 35.

Her father (also a Biblical scholar) had a gift for language and encouraged her to write letters when she was 9 years old. It seems that his writing gift passed from father to daughter - the musical gift from both parents.

She was born in Brisbane and now resides in Coffs Harbour.