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Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 18th October 2022. First memories (1937), 4 years old walking about 2k for a bus. On a dairy farm, working when about 10 years old. Father left, mother repartnered. Relationship with separated father. Became very independent. Boarding at school. Working in Hastings at 13 when should have been in school. Working in a milk bar. Country dances. Wartime final leave gatherings. Limited awareness of the war. Young people expected to work. Palmerston North in 1950. Few telephones in homes. Travelling long distance alone when young.  

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Audio
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Peggy Pedersen, childhood - Manawatu Conversations

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Palmerston North
Date
October 18, 2022

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1940s,
childhood,
oral history,
palmerston north 1950,
sole parent family,

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