Oral history. Ray Close talks about growing up in a large family in the Stratford area during the Depression years. He talks of life on the farm and the social strata that existed at the time.
b 1913, Hawera, youngest of 12. Talks of his childhood on the farm, schooling at Stratford until aged 14, games, food, farm chores, passtimes, cycling 14 miles to Stratford high school, work during the Depression.
Talks of family life, food, clothing, housing, his grandmother, milking by hand, social strata.