Preliminary Notes for Shirley Page
- Lived in Glenview, farming
- Lived in town until the age of nine, the shift coincided with World War Two
- Lived opposite the Glenview hotel
- Until the age of nine lived in Forrest Lake
- Father manpowered during the war; was a carpenter before he went farming; man-
powered to the Dey Street Munition Works
- Brains college, commercial only; no sewing etc, more advanced
- Brains teacher was a French woman
- American troops, in Hamilton when she was about twelve or thirteen, moved in con-
voys till 1945, lived at Clarence Street camps, later used by transit families
- U.S service club; Garden Place, on top of what was the men's toilets.
- Twin sister; took domestic course at Hamilton Tech
- Dolly Varden
- Adams Bruce icecream and Queen Anne Chocolate
- Ngaio Marsh, Katherine Mansfield
- Frankton Tornado
- Air raid shelters
- People more sports minded
- Willoughby park; hockey
`Hamilton 1950' booklet, Ref.NZ 993.115 1 HAM
Munitions Works p.13.
"Were built in Hamilton East near the corner of Dey Street and Naylor Street, when the Government decided upon a policy of decentralisation of industry during the Second World War."
In the 1950's the buildings were "...used as offices by the Works Department, as laboratories for the two Government Research Stations, for other Government departments and also as transit houses for families who have experienced difficulties in obtaining a house of their own.
Other Educational Establishments p.24
"...Brain's Commercial College, where girls with a good background of secondary education may learn shorthand, typewriting, bookkeeping and office routine..."