|Travel on the "Mooloo Express" : rugby followers in the 1950s|
Unaware of problems. Head Prefect at High was a Maori, Barry Kingi. Not an issue to students (or Teachers) that he was a Maori.
From a business point of view, in the 50's a hire purchase deal with a Maori had to be witnessed by a JP who had to ensure the Maori understood the documents. Describes experience of his sister, who had a Maori name". Hairdresser had an appointment until she heard her name, then decided there was not a free appointment".
The Tangiwai Disaster, - recalls the horror of it.
Describes tie between town and country. The farmer was a big spending customer.
"The guy in the old clothes was often the wealthiest"