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Preparing a school Victory Garden

Click to play flash video 4.77 mb, duration 2:08 minutes I interviewed John Quirk at his home on 19 May, 2007. John remembers how he and a group of his fellow students developed land at Wellington College in 1940. John and his mates were boarders, and is possible the headmaster simply found something for the […]


Dig for Victory

Click to play flash video 6.68 mb, duration 2:43 minutes Part of an interview with Ruth Gedye (my Mum) recorded at the Tea Garden on 7 May, 2007. Ruth shares some of her memories of the New Zealand approach to Victory Gardens (the ‘Dig for Victory’ scheme from the 1940s), what was grown, and how […]