Robinson, Mary

Production date
Oral history. Born at Onaero, Taranaki. Mary talks of her involvement in the Bowl of Brooklands in New Plymouth. She was part of the inaugural team which developed the site in 1956. She describes the working bees.
She describes the various shows, the Festival of the Pines, and the annual Miss Brooklands competitions. People mentioned include Mr Hanburg, first Public Relations Officer; Marie Leadbetter, the first Miss Bowl of Brooklands; Jeanine Williams, D V Sutherland, Mrs Grundy, Stella Hodgekiss, Joyce Campbell, Malcolm McAlpine, Tom Jackson, Robin Sinclair, Kiri Te Kanawa, the Seekers, Roy West, Bayden Winchcombe, Dawn McAlpine.
Recorded: 2 December 1993
Interviewer: Ireen Crossan

Object detail

Production date
Item list

  Part 1

Tape 1 Sides 1 and 2

Recorded: 2 December 1993

Interviewer: Ireen Crossan

Abstraction: Mary Donald

  Part 2


  Part 3

Master tape

Accession number
Collection type


Public comments

Be the first to comment on this object record.

Google reCaptchaThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.