Bennett, Sarah Ellen

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Oral history. Sarah was born in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England on 7th November 1898. Sarah describes her early childhood memories, First World War experiences, invlovement in organisation such as the War Brides Club and Seaman's Rest. Sarah emigrated to New Zealand in 1919 and describes home life, grandchildren and hobbies.
Recorded: 17 March 1993 Interviewer: Joy Peckham

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Tape 1 side 1

Born 1898, Bloxwich Staffordshire, England. Describes early childhood. Left school at 14. Worked as tailoress and in munitions factory. Married during WW I a special licence to marry a New Zealander. To NZ in 1919. Describes first view of Mt Egmont. Farming in Inglewood. Involved in organisations such as War Brides Club, Seaman's Rest. Describes home life.

Tape 1 side 2

NZ citizenship. Talks of grandchildren, hobbies etc. Rationing (WW I?). Father killed in a coal mine. Raised by step-father. proud of children.

Recorded: 17 March 1993 Interviewer: Joy Peckham

Abstraction: Joy Peckham

Restrictions: none

  Part 2

Master tape

  Part 3


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