Collins, Grace

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Oral history. Grace talks of her family, a descendant for immigrants on the Oriental and the William Bryan. Talks of early New Plymouth . Reminisces her childhood, schooling, farm at Bell Block, past times etc. Grace died 24 January 1998 aged 96.
Interviewer: Joy Peckham

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  Part 1

Tape 1 side A Recorded 10 May 1993

001: Arrival of family in New Plymouth on the William Bryan and early days of the settlement.

082: Farming at Bell Block, attended Hillsborough School.

109: School years, Miss Sandfords' private school and St Marys School, Stratford.

176: Married life.

220: Employed in the Office of Crown Lands during the War years.

233: First trip to England.

280: Talks of the 1918 Flu epidemic.

359: Early life in New Plymouth.

  Part 2

Tape 1 side B Recorded 10 May 1993

001: Wash day in Early New Plymouth.

074: Cooking.

103: Reminiscence of the Depression.

200: Travels overseas.

280: Victoria League.

289: Meeting the Queen.

  Part 3

Tape 2 side A Recorded 10 May 1993

002: Life as an elderly person living independently.

067: Reflects on the need to sell large home and purchase of a smaller unit.

152: Travel overseas.

239: Talks of nursing assistance to the elderly.

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