Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 3 July 2018, John Perrin (b.1934)
Part 1 of 2. Family arrived in New Zealand very early and moved to the Palmerston North area at the beginning of settlement. [NB detailed account of family history in Nancy Smith (1971) And So We Began: A History of the Perrin Family in Palmerston North. Copies in PN Library.] Big gale in 1930s. Schooling in war years. Willard Home. Ice cream factory. Gas works. Leisure and entertainment. The Regent Theatre. Tech schooling. Memorial Park.