Hartley Palmer

Transcript of the oral history interview with Hartley Palmer.

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Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Hartley Valentine Palmer


Hartley was the only boy, in a family of nine children.  His father was a farmer. Hartley was a soldier at Gallipoli and returned to New Zealand in 1917 after having Enteric Fever. He returned to Turkey 65 years later as part of an RSA tour.

 Points of Interest

  1. His father’s attempts at rabbit control
  2. Newman Brothers
  3. Croucher’s flour mill
  4. Farms – dairying and orchards
  5. Electricity
  6. World War 1, Gallipoli, Anzac Cove, The Marama,
  7. Rescue of the Brookwood survivors off Cape Vincent in 1917 after it was submarined (by U 79)

Interview Information

  • Date of Interview:       5 December 1984
  • Interviewer:                D. J. Runnacles
  • Length of Transcript: 16 Pages        

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This oral history is to be used for your private research or study only. Please do not copy or distribute the material contained in this transcript in any way, without prior approval.


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