Themes for Questions - Shirley Page02/06/95

Shirley Page

Introduction

- Date of birth

- Number of brothers and sisters

- Parents occupation

- Area of Hamilton lived in

 

 

Homelife

 

- Responsibilities to family

- jobs around the home

- Importance of religion

- how important was it to other young people

- church friends

- Food and Drink in the home

- Health

- doctor or home remedies

- Holidays

- Importance of extended family

- Effect World War Two had on homelife

 

 

Education

 

- Hamilton Technical High School

- subjects taken

- liked/disliked

- friends made

- activities/clubs

- Brains Commercial College

- subjects taken

- liked/disliked

- Were school friends your social circle?

- Ambitions - fulfilled?

- Effect of World War Two on education

- shelters

 

 

Entertainment and Socialising

 

- Amount of spare time

- Activities in spare time

- where did you go?

- what did you do?

- with who?

- Teenage idols

- from radio or film

- Fashion

- where did you get your ideas?

- Importance of radio and film

- Reading

- books, magazines, comics

- Dating

- frequency

- parents attitude

 

 

Employment

 

- First job

- Work conditions

- Workmates

- Clubs and sporting activities outside work

- External influences on job

- polio epidemic

 

Awareness of Issues

 

- Local events

- Hilda Ross mayor (1945)

- Hamilton becomes city (1945)

- Karapiro Dam (1947)

- Polio epidemic (1948)

- Frankton Tornado (1948)

- Public figures

- Hilda Ross

- Importance of politics to youth

- Race relations

 

 

Locality

 

- Glenview; rural or urban?

- Hamilton as the centre of activity

- Transport around town

 

See Also