World War II
Aged 20, not much influence on her, one brother away. Sent food parcels to brother in navy and knitted. Didn't travel as a teenager, shopped in Hamilton. Not aware of politics, little contact with Maori, but remembers being frightened by old Maori lady with moko, scared by swaggers by the roadside. Describes fully Hamilton shops and stores of the time. No ambition to travel, would have liked to play the piano and sing. Went to Women's Institute in the country. Recalls favourite school subjects.