|Friday night parading as a teenager in the 1940s|
Started school at age six because of depression.
Describes Technical College. Remembers Whampoa Fraser and describes him - son of Presbyterian missionaries in China, named for Whampoa river. Speaks of him with great regard. Remembers his remarkable memory.
Remembers also teachers Nigel Barclay, O'connor's. Describes respect of pupils towards teachers, partly because of corporal discipline and how high school was a choice therefore pupils were keen. Remembers Hamilton High School, rivalry, attitudes between two schools.
Explains how having to travel on bus excluded him from sports and social activity while at school.
Doesn't remember war being discussed at school.
Doesn't recall air raid drills.
Explains how career directions discussed, determined by W. Fraser and parents when enrolling at school. Talks about the distinction between academic streams at school.
Talks about gaining School Certificate, UE. and Public Service Entrance and how there wasn't much to gain continuing at school.