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Family Life

Born on the 9 July 1938. Grew up in Frankton. Lived in a family of six children - two boys and four girls. Was second child in the family. Details the chores that were expected to be done. Mentions age difference between children. Talks about attending Girls Brigade at the Gospel Hall in Frankton.

Father was a painter and decorator who worked for Ellis and Burnand and then Barry Beasley, Mount Maunganui, then worked independently. Worked for the post office and railway.

Married a farmer who ended up painting.