Awareness of Issues
Remembers the Regatta and the races. At school every Wednesday was sports day, went to the different schools to play them. Once a year all the schools combined at Rugby Park; running, athletics. There was a lot of rivalry between the schools, Whitiora was blue and white or silver, (discusses the other schools who attended the sports day). Swimming carnivals. Remembers the opening ceremony of Fairfield Bridge. Remembers Garden Place being removed (describes how it used to look). Remembers Hilda Ross, Mr. Paul, Harry Fow, Mr. Finlay the baker, Mr. Herbert a Frankton baker. Served on council at different times. Remembers Savage and Forbes. Did not think politics were very important to young people at the time, family discussed it. Were quite a few Maori families living in Frankton, was a few at her school, came from Whatawhata. At her school there was an Indian family, a Chinese family and several Maori. The different cultures were accepted.