CARDNO, Frana Grace interviewed by Cathy Macfie
Record Group — Box: 15
Frana had a full and interesting life which she shares in this detailed interview. Frana talks of her family, career as a Kindergarten teacher, marriage, children, life in Te Anau, and her creation of a private Kindergarten. She looks at her passion for Fiordland and being part of the campaign to save Lake Manapouri and Te Anau from Hyrdro power development. She saw a need for a Public Library in Te Anau and lead to her being elected to the Wallace County Community Board, which lead to her standing for the Southland District Council and becoming the deputy Mayor before becoming Mayor a position she held for several terms. She tells of her life in this role as a woman in a predominantly male domain.
- Macfie, Cathy (Interviewer, Person)
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