|Country childhood in 1950s|
Frankton Primary - "not very pleasurable". Went to School Cadets Military training, at Papakura, while at Hamilton Technical College-Co-educational. Some time of schooling because of ill health. Recalls the good influence of a teacher, Mr Rhodes and Trevor Church, Headmaster at both Frankton School and Maeroa Intermediate.
Family particularly encouraged education - but "higher education" not considered a possibility.