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Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 13th August 2019. Derm Buchanan part 1 of 4. Grew up in Feilding. Impact of WWII. Rode a horse to school. The Boarding at Wellington College, many rules about behaviour. The cane. Big attendance at reunions. Teachers’ nicknames. Swaggers. Rationing, but farmers could grow things. Trips to Feilding. ANZAC Day. Fear of invasion. American servicemen; one with malaria; different approach to discipline. Few trips to Palmerston North. Parents wanted him to get a trade, went into wool at 14 or 15.

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August 13, 2019
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