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An interview with Len Moss, aged 100 years, a resident of Molly Ryan Retirement Village and Rest Home, New Plymouth. 2007.
Born in Christchurch in 1907, Len talks about his parents and family, the 1918 influenza epidemic when he had contact with Mary Aubert at the Home of Compassion. An electrician, he talks about setting up the camp for at MacKays crossing, Paekakariki during World War Two.
Interview dates: 30 April 2007, 20 August 2007 and 3 September 2007
Interviewer: Mike Nightingale
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Oral history. An interview with Dorothy Foster (nee Marfell) who recalls her memories of the Marfell family at Huinga, near Stratford, her family life in the Hawkes Bay. Her experience of the Napier Earthquake and life as a teacher 1936 - 1970s and election as a New Plymouth City Councillor.
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The Clere family arrived in Taranaki in 1877 on board the ship 'Furniture trained as an architect in England prior to coming to New Zealand and after initially settling in Wellington, Frederick came to Taranaki in the early 1880s living for a while in New Plymouth, Hawera and Patea. By 1883 he was in Wanganui and then later returned to Wellington where he lived until his death in 1952
With research assistance from Susan MacLean of Wanganui, David Luke has written this essay about the life of his maternal grandfather Frederick de Jersey Clere. As Clere was an architect, it focuses on houses he occupied and/or owned and includes photos of houses still standing in the early 1990s.
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