Mary Pike was born on 13th December, 1924, at North Sydney and moved to Windsor when she was six weeks old.
In 1936, the family moved to Penrith. At the time of the interview, Mary had lived in her house in Lemongrove Road, Penrith, for 50 years. Mary did not marry or have children. She had her own sewing business for a number of years in Penrith during the 1960s.