Ellen Anderson is born at Unanderra near Wollongong. Her father Paddy is a fisherman from the north, and her mother Biddy Giles is from the south. By 1881 she is living in camps around the Sydney Central Business District, when the missionary Daniel Matthews persuades her to go to Maloga Mission where she is admitted in 1881 with her two children. She marries Hugh Anderson in 1882. J. Smith, ‘Gundungurra Country’, PhD thesis, 2008, p. 280.