Oral history. Born in County Durham, England in 1919, Amy describes growing up in England, her early life nursing in Sheffield during the Second World War and meeting her husband, Peter. She emigrated to New Zealand to be with her husband in 1944 on the ship, Port Phillip. Before coming to New Zealand Amy did not realise Peter was a Maori and describes meeting her husband's family around Wanganui and Taranaki and settling into life in New Zealand. Amy speaks about her husband and his life running his own business as a hairdresser, and her work as a manageress at Bev Lynn. Amy was involved with the War Brides club and Manchester Unity.
Recorded: 29 March 1993 Interviewer: Joy Peckham
Department
Archives
Production Date
1993
Subject Person

Archive Contents

  Part 1

Research tape.

Tape 1 side 1

Born 1919, County Durham, England. Describes childhood. Went to service at Dr Ingham's. Nursing. Met husband. War bride. To NZ on ship Port Phillip, describes voyage. Didn't realize husband was Maori. Talks of people she met on Arrival. Husband hairdressing at Manaia. Brought shop at Waitara.

Tape 1 side 2

Race relations. Talks of settling into NZ, trip back to UK, organisations - War Bride's Club, Savage Club, Women's section RSA, grandchildren.

Tape 2 side 1

Reunion of 27th Battalion Machine Gunners. Grandchildren.

Recorded: 29 March 1993

Interviewer: Joy Peckham

Abstraction: Joy Peckham

Restrictions: nil

  Part 2

Master tape

  Part 3

Abstract

  Digital file

Accession No
ARC2004-1764

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