Lois Benjamin: Life at Kahurangi

A talk given by Lois Benjamin at Takaka Memorial Library, 24 August 2018, as part of the HerStory : 125 Women's Suffrage celebrations.

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Lois talks about her family’s life at Kahurangi lighthouse where she and her five siblings grew up. Her Mum and Dad, Jean and Alva Page were the last lighthouse keepers at Kahurangi, which became automated in 1958.

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Points of Interest

  1. Jean Win
  2. Lois Benjamin (Page)
  3. Gaye Benjamin.


  • Page 1 paragraph 1 should say 3 boys and 4 girls
  • Page 8 should read Page 52, 54-55 (of the book Speaking a Silence by Christine Hunt).  

Transcript Information

  • Date presented: 24 August 2018
  • Length of transcript: 13 pages.


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