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Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 13th December 2022. Part 1 of 2.   Born in Palmerston North. Family farmed in Glen Oroua. Walked to school, 1945, no shoes. Conflict with lady teachers. The strap. Desks, inkwells. Biked to Rongotea School. Lunchbox caught in bike. Getting up to mischief. Lunch from the bakery. Rongotea in 1945. Occasional trips to town (PN).  Bread and meal delivered. Chores. Several dairy factories. From horse and cart to truck. Drinking fresh milk. Cleaning drains. Radio in the evenings. Weekend activities. QEC. Father’s machines. 

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Audio
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Milton Wheeler, 1940s-50s childhood, Part 1 - Manawatu Conversations

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Palmerston North
Date
December 13, 2022

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dairy factories,
discipline,
oral history,
rongotea,
school,

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