|From the Depression to the Ammunition Factory : teenage years in the 1930s and 1940s|
First full time job was at H.& J. Courts; enjoyed the work; independence, new people.
Manpowered to the Ammunition factory; filled the tops of bullets with lead, filled
hoppers with parts of bullets. Then promoted to the examining room, didn't enjoy the new position, after a few weeks asked to go back where she had been. Examining involved checking the bullets had no cracks or flaws, worked under fluorescent lights.
Enjoyed working at the munitions factory and made lots of friends.
Many workers from Auckland.
Went nursing from the munitions factory which she enjoyed apart from suffering problems with her feet.
Because of war married women entered the workforce, "prior to that there were very
few married women working anywhere."