According to Dubbo resident Mark Hawke, there are no friendships quite like the ones formed between him and his early seventies, North Dubbo Primary School peers.
Mr Hawke said he is still in contact with all of his primary school peers, and some of them meet annually, routinely, or 'once in blue moon', but regardless, the bond between the classmates remains strong between them all.
"Us North Dubbo people have life long connections. Not sure what it is but it's in the heart," Mr Hawke said.
"It's just a North Dubbo Primary School thing.
"I don't know why, but we've stayed connected.
"We are all still friends."
Mr Hawke said he probably trusts those people more than most other people he's met since.
"I have friends I still speak to from high school, but it's just not like the North Dubbo friends," he said.
"In some ways I think we're closer now.
"There just seems to be a bond, I don't know why.
"I can name every single person in our class photo from Primary School.
"These days you meet one person and you're lucky to remember their name."
Mr Hawke said the entire grade was close when they were in school too.
"We all hung out in one big group in school during lunch."
"It's a connection we've maintained.
"We don't have anything in common really.
"We're all in different professions."
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