Grace Croucher

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Grace Croucher

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Grace Croucher (nee Woods) was born in Hawera (New Zealand) in 1900 to Samuel and Minnie Woods (nee Fellows). The family moved to Nelson soon after Grace was born, and her father planted an orchard at the Northern end of Hill Street / Champion Road. Grace married Syd Croucher in 1928.

Points of Interest

  1. The annual Blackberry Picnic at Tadmor
  2. The old prison shed
  3. Working in the Internal Affairs Department in Wellington during World War One
  4. The Suburban Bus Company


Interview Information


  • Date of Interview:           December 1983
  • Interviewer:                    D. J. Runnacles
  • Length of Transcript:      9 Pages


  • The name Gladys is hand written at the top of the transcript over 'Grace Woods'. Gladys is Grace's sister. The interviewer seems to have confused the two.
  • Grace's husband's name was spelt Syd, not Sid.

Other Corrections:

  • Page 1: Paragraph 2 and 3 should read Fellowes not Fellows;
  • Page 2: Paragraph 2 should read "Four of the children...and Gladys, and myself.";
  • Page 6: Paragraph 2 should read at Holy Trinity;
  • Page 7: Paragraph 1 should read Mr Woods not Wood,  and monetry reform not money reform;
  • Page 8: Paragraph 3 Jack should read John C. and he was not in the Air Force;
  • Page 8: Paragraph 4 should read Crouchers not Croucher's
  • Page 9: Paragraph 1 should read $100 not 100;
  • Page 9: Paragraph 2 should read Syd Croucher's second grandmother not grandmother.


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