Patricia Parker was born on 19th August, 1937, at the Paddington Women's Hospital in Sydney.
Patricia moved to Blacktown with her husband and three children in the mid-1950s at age 21. Both Patricia and her husband joined the Communist Party, and Patricia was a member of the Union of Australian Women for many years. An interest in Community Arts led her to do a degree in Arts Administration, and she was the first Community Arts Officer to be appointed to Blacktown Council. During the interview, Pat mentions Blacktown Council's involvement in the Section 94 court case which resulted in developers having to contribute towards community facilities and infrastructure.