Category Archives: Family

Piano, Waldstein of Leipzig, from 1930’s

My grandfather was a keen piano player and singer, which was fairly common in the early part of last century. In the days before records, CD’s and ipods, people made their own music. Social gatherings usually involved piano playing and … Continue reading

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1942 Earthquake

My Mum’s memories of the 1942 Earthquake, as told to my Dad. Jackie well remembers where she grew up on a sheep farm in the Wairarapa. You travel 40 kilometres north from Masterton to Eketahuna. Leave the main road there … Continue reading

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The old farm

Matipo Farm was my grandfather’s farm in the Wairarapa in the early part of the 20th century.  He bought the farm after returning from World War I and farmed there until the late 1940’s. The farm produced mostly wool, which … Continue reading

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