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Broadcast on Manawatū People's Radio 30 April, 2019. Tom Stoneley, part 2 of 2. With Gwen Stoneley. Gwen left school in 1950. Office work. Tom had identical twin brother. Little social life. Worked long hours. Ewe fairs. Holding paddocks. Size of loads. Gwen’s work dress code. People building own machinery. Farming in 1950s, farm advisors. Community life. New home when married. Feilding Little Theatre. Churches. Schools, limited parent involvement. Ride to school, 6 on a horse. Giving teacher a hard time. Bad behaviour. Holidays. Gwen’s father died when she was 4. Later Gwen to boarding school, strong discipline. School milk. How young couples could buy a house in 1950s. Cost of petrol. Petrol stolen. Description of house in 1954.

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Object type
Audio
Date
April 30, 2019
Digitisation ID
COMM1559203461
Format
Born Digital
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IMCA Digital Archive

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1950s,
dress code,
farming,
oral history,
school,
stock carrier,
work,
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