Oral history. Grace talks of her family, a descendant for immigrants on the Oriental and the William Bryan. Talks of early New Plymouth . Reminisces her childhood, schooling, farm at Bell Block, past times etc. Grace died 24 January 1998 aged 96.
Interviewer: Joy Peckham
Tape 1 side A Recorded 10 May 1993
001: Arrival of family in New Plymouth on the William Bryan and early days of the settlement.
082: Farming at Bell Block, attended Hillsborough School.
109: School years, Miss Sandfords' private school and St Marys School, Stratford.
176: Married life.
220: Employed in the Office of Crown Lands during the War years.
233: First trip to England.
280: Talks of the 1918 Flu epidemic.
359: Early life in New Plymouth.
Tape 1 side B Recorded 10 May 1993
001: Wash day in Early New Plymouth.
103: Reminiscence of the Depression.
200: Travels overseas.
280: Victoria League.
289: Meeting the Queen.
Tape 2 side A Recorded 10 May 1993
002: Life as an elderly person living independently.
067: Reflects on the need to sell large home and purchase of a smaller unit.
152: Travel overseas.
239: Talks of nursing assistance to the elderly.