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Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 5th May 2020.  Workers Education Association in NZ from 1915, but died away. UK origins. Revived in Palmerston North by Merv Hancock. John active mid-1980s to mid-1990s. Funding. Objectives, topics and approach. Attendance. Membership. Quarterly brochures. Trade Union Education Authority. Bicultural coverage, Mason Durie. Margaret Tate and a film on local history. Other local history films. Others who contributed to WEA. Break up of adult education into different fields (WEA had covered everything). Book Clubs. Supported by wife, a maths lecturer, while a house-husband and then worked part-time.  African student surprised to find a female academic. John in the Community Services Council. Interest in music. Problems getting people to volunteer. Anthony Lewis in the City Library. 

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John Thornley, Manawatu Workers Education Association - Manawatu Conversations
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Palmerston North
Date
May 5, 2020

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Stuart Birks

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oral history,
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