Born Auckland, 24 March 1942. One older brother, one younger and a younger sister. Close to siblings growing up, closer still during teen years due to father's illness. Details how her English father met her mother, mentions father was a seaman and a farmer. Tells of father being in the army when she was born and where the family lived and who with. Came to the Waikato in 1948, farm near Morrinsville. Describes fire which burnt down their house and living in a garage afterwards. Talks about staying with Grandmother in Auckland and living on a farm in Hunua, mentions Grandfather had a farm there after the First World War. Details living in Hunua, mentions birth of brother, living in Cambridge for a year and Ballot farms.