close this bookLiving in Commerce Street Frankton in the 1930s : an urban experience
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First job at R.G. Brownless an accountant, worked as a typist. Office was upstairs on the corner of Anglesea Street and Bryce Street. Worked there until she entered the army. Had good working conditions, was the only one in the office. Played netball and tennis during this period.

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When working for the army in Auckland they had height and range finders, predictor

radar which were operated by the girls, the men were on the guns. After a month she was transferred to the pay office and became the pay sergeant for the battery. Was there for about two years. A good place to make friends. Had leave every two weeks, free rail pass on the Herald train, went to a dance until about 11pm then went to the station and slept on a ledge until the train left at 1am.