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YORKE, Jessie interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 44
Identifier: H0374

Overview

This interview was commissioned by Women's Division of Federated Farmers for a project entitled Pioneer Women. Mrs Jessie Yorke describes her background, with a very detailed description of her grandmother, including dress and knowledge; effect of World War I on her family; dairy her parents bought in Napier - use of ice box and the ice man and recalls her father making ice cream. Describes education; Auckland Training College; teaching career at Muriwai Beach and at Quarry Hills as a sole-charge teacher with details of teachers pay. She talks about marriage in Auckland 1929; life in Waikawa; farm life at Winton; children being taught by Correspondence School. Jessie describes attitude to home life and interests after marriage at Womens Division, Farmers Union. Mentions importance of Sale day as a day out. Other topics covered include: Influenza epidemic (1918); Infantile paralysis (poliomyelitis) and closing of schools; K G (Lawrence Kennedy Greening) milking machine and being self sufficient during Depression.

Dates

  • 1990

Creator

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Extent

1 folder(s)

Language of Materials

English

Creator

Title
YORKE, Jessie
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Southland Oral History Project Repository