close this bookFriday night parading as a teenager in the 1940s
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Gives background to family living at Tauwhare, their arrival in the area in 1910, the farms ` was just one farm inside the confiscation line..', and roads. Describes how area was a separate community because of difficulty of mobility. As a child, only came into Hamilton once a month. Mentions school. Describes social life of the community, village hall, the itinerant movie projector. `...park his caravan sideways...and project through the open doorway...fine if there weren't too many moths around...looked like eagles on the screen'.