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My grandmother and grandfather with one of the cows

My grandmother and grandfather with one of the cows they had for milking, on the bit of land they rented out at the end of Butler Street, in Opawa. They had cows, chickens and a big vege garden and my...

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Syd Carter, barber and tobacconist in his shop

My dad (Syd Carter) working in his barber and tobacconist shop in the early 1960s (I think). St. Martins. He was a great one for a laugh and a good 'yarn' and enjoyed the interaction with his...

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Cooling off in the backyard

Myself (in the middle) with a friend and my little sister Jenny on the right. Mum looking on from the doorway. Dad has rigged up the hose to the clothesline so that we can cool off in our togs. I can...

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A 'postie' during the war

My mother was a 'postie' during the war and for a couple of years afterwards. This shows her with one of her regular customers who came out with cold water for her on hot days. I think this was taken...

Date unspecified year in 1940
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A 'postie' during World War II

My mother Phyllis Sutton was a 'postie' during World War II. This photo shows her in the lead up to Christmas (1946??) with her 2 helpers as it was an extremely busy time. She told me once that this...

Date unspecified year in 1940
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Owen Sutton, grave at Bromley, 1941

My mothers brother Owen Sutton was killed in a traffic accident in Christchurch during World War II. He was just about to be sent for training in Canada, as Air Crew. He had been married about a year...

Date 1941
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One of my mothers brothers during the Depression

One of my mothers brothers during the Depression. The family lived at what was the end of Butler Street in Opawa where they rented some land. There was enough room for a few cows which the boys had to...

Date 1925 (year approximate)
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Cave Rock in Sumner in the early 1920s

My grandmother, Pearl Sutton (dark top) and her sister in law Vi Sutton, with their children beside Cave Rock in Sumner in the early 1920s. My mother Phyllis is the only girl in the group, and her...

Date unspecified year in 1920
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Sumner one summer day

My mother (born in 1919) is second from the left, and her two older brothers are at either end of the group. A cousin is next to her. This was taken at Sumner one summer day.

Date unspecified year in 1920
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Syd Carter, barber and tobacconist in his shop

My dad Syd Carter had a barber and tobacconist shop on the corner of Wilsons Road and Gamblins Road in St Martins. He was popular with the teenagers of the day as he was always willing to try...

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First birthday, 1951

My first birthday. Taken on the back lawn of our house in Opawa. I am wearing a sun bonnet and Dad has been persuaded into wearing a tie. It looks as though he might have been mowing the lawn - I can...

Date 1951-01
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Christmas in the backyard

A family Christmas in our back yard in Opawa. I am showing off my new scooter, my sister Jenny has a cane dolls pram and my cousin Wayne has a carpentry set. I can't see what his brother Chris has. My...

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