Coppen, Norman Evelyn

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Oral history. Norman Coppen talks about migrating to New Zealand after World War II and his life here.

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Side 1:

b 1920, London, migrated to New Zealand after World War II. Talks of post war England, the voyage to New Zealand, what he found when he arrived.

Side 2:

Stayed with the Fords, David Street, New Plymouth and described New Plymouth as he discovered it. Became a farm cadet, describes farm work.

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Talks more of farm work, social life in the country, parents' migration to New Plymouth, working at Charlie Wilson's tile works.

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Talks of buying lunch at the Majestic milk bar, going to the pictures and dances. Talks of working at the tile works then being a farm manager.

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Describes working on the Smith farm as it was in 1950. Also talks of social life, his music, his motorbike, various businesses.

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how does one obtain a copy of this

- Graham Baker on 09-01-2020 23:36:39

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