A short interview with Shirley, an employee of a New Plymouth massage parlour.
Recorded: 5th and 14th August 1992
Interviewer: Sue Earl
Length: 14.50 minutes
Abstraction: Shirley Adams
Restriction: Restrictions: Surname restricted, the speaker cannot be identified in any publication or performance of any type.
Shirley talks about her work as a secretary at a massage parlour in New Plymouth CBD, how she came about obtaining this employment (her husband and herself were unemployed, her husband found very low paying work and then left her, her neighbours worked for the massage parlour and told her of the job vacancy), the poor treatment of the working girls by the owner, pressure on her to start 'working', customers mainly being contractors working in the oil industry, anecdotes about customers and coping with drunk customers.
Production Date
Subject Category

Archive Contents

  Part 1

Research tape

  Part 2


  Part 3

Master tape

  Part 4

Digital file

Accession No


Can you help us? Click ‘Add Comment’ to share names, details and stories to help enrich the collection.

Be the first to comment.