Banks, Ruth Ann
Oral history. Born in 1939, Ruth Banks describes her early childhood in the East End of London, her parents separated and at the age of 13 she was sent unaccompanied to New Zealand. She describes her feelings as a child. She lived in Inglewood, New Plymouth and Waitara and was reunited with her Father in New Plymouth. After leaving school she worked as a hairdresser. Ruth became seriously ill and had an operation to remove a brain tumour. After recovering Ruth worked in several locations as a hairdresser eventually owning her own salon in Merrilands.
Recorded: 27 January 1993. Interviewer: Joy Peckham