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NICOLSON, Ella Vaughan interviewed by Ann Irving

 Record Group — Box: 19
Identifier: H0344


Ella shares her family history, education and religion; as well as her family life growing up in Dipton. She tells of growing up in Dipton and the role her grandparents had. She looks at recreational activities as a child e.g. draughts, rabbiting and family picnics. Ella left school to become her mother’s helper meeting her husband Don in 1939. She was man powered to Sunnyside Mental Hospital 1943-1945. When Don returned home they purchased a farm at Waimatua where they farmed for 37 years. Ella describes farming life, neighbours, her involvement in Women’s Division and the construction of the local hall.


  • 2005


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