Themes for Questions - Jeannette Ward
Number of brothers and sisters
Area of Hamilton lived in
rural or urban experience
relationship of suburb to city
centre of activity?
to town, school, church
did your father own a car?
Responsibilities to family
jobs around the home
what was considered a treat?
how did your mother cope with rationing during WWII?
home remedies or a doctor?
Importance of religion
how important was religion to other young people?
was church a good place to make friends?
Importance of extended family
How did the Depression effect your homelife?
How did World War Two effect your homelife?
any family members/friends overseas?
Secondary school attended
activities or clubs sport, drama, music
Were school friends your social circle?
made up with church friends as well?
Effect the Depression had on education
d. Entertainment and Socialising
Amount of spare time
What sorts of things did you do in your spare time?
dances, music, movies, concerts, picnics
who did you go with?
Going to town on a Friday night
what sorts of things did you do?
was this an important social gathering for teenagers at the time?
where did you get your ideas?
how important was it to teenagers then?
Teenage idols; discussion among friends
Importance of radio to teenagers
Importance of film to teenagers
Reading; books, magazines, comics, newspapers
How much dating did you do?
Effect World War Two had on dating
American troops in Hamilton
Involvement in any voluntary organisation for the war effort
First job full/part time?
Clubs and sporting activities
Effect WWII had on employment
Employment at Pauls Book Arcade
how did you first come to work there?
what was so different about Paul's?
f. Awareness of Issues