Was not as affected as some by the Depression; "I don't feel that I missed out on as much as all that but we were aware of other people's problems and I'm quite sure that my parents missed out on a lot of things." Her parents were supposed to be going to England for the business but that was stopped, her father took a drop in wages. Mother was always making things and doing things for other people who were in need.
Left Diocesan and went to High school but does not know if this was due to the Depression or because she needed a broader education at a bigger school. A lot of the Diocesan friends went to boarding school; was a small school. Brother studied law; working full time in Auckland and going to University, found it difficult to find work to support himself while doing his degree. Other brother had to decide whether to leave school at fifteen; he was the last intake for the bank.