Hinz, Ella

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Oral history recording. Ella Hinz, daughter of Fred Earp of Egmont Village, talks about her early life, her parents, farming and schooling at Egmont Village School. Ella married John Leon Hinz in 1918 and remembers life during the 1920s and 1930s on the family farm on Egmont Road. Ella died in 1992 aged 98 years.

Tape 1 Side 1
Talks of her father Fred Earp, who was foreman of the Polish immigrants assisting surveying and cutting bush. Talks of the Christening of Inglewood. Talks of her mother (Mary Willing). Describes her early life, school days, some early farm memories, Chew Chong performing acupuncture for gripe (flu), collecting fungus and life on the Egmont Road.

Tape 1 Side 2
Talks of her husband John Hinz, going to dances, moving pictures at Egmont Village, birds nesting. Recalls receiving presents from her Aunt Jane in England. Talks of World War I. Living conditions on Egmont Rd - mattresses filled with straw etc. Recalls seeing Kingsford Smith.

Tape 2 Side 1
Talks of local orchestra - husband played in one. Developing basketball courts. New Plymouth railway line, Walter Ambury, changes in weather patterns, rearing calves, Freezing Works, Inglewood toll gate, food and cooking methods.

Recorded: June 1988
Abstractions: Florinda Lambert
Restrictions: none

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