close this book"That's when life really started to live" : move from country to town late 1930s - early 1940s
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Background

Born 1922. Lived all around the Waikato as father was sharemilker, longest time spent in Te Pahu for two years. Te Pahu had one room school, two teachers. Four brothers, three sisters, "Fought like mad." Recalls a very strict childhood (very religious parents) and rebelling as teenager. Father on relief work during the Depression. Ida remembers Depression very clearly. Aged 10, no pocket money.