07 Nov 1996
Oral history recording. Lillian Anne Mallowes (1925-2021) talks about life as the wife of a lighthouse keeper for over 30 years. Her husband Charles was the principal keeper at Cape Egmont lighthouse when he died.
Recorded: 7 November 1996
Interviewer: Patricia Boyd
Abstraction: Floss Lambert
Born in Inglewood, 1925. Early life, marriage to Charlie, living in lighthouses, children's correspondence schooling, leisure and hobbies, medical and dental facilities, holidays and supplies, ship wrecks, fishing and lighthouse routines.
Illness of lighthouse keeper, store and schooling, social life, visitors, shipwreck of the Waiana, holidays, moving to Cape Egmont, husband's death, native rats, pets and animals etc.