Jean Bertha Meade

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Jean Meade

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Jean Bertha Meade (nee Bird) was born in 1910. She was the Granddaughter of Charles Bird, who owned a Butcher's Shop in Trafalgar Street (Nelson, New Zealand). Her father Reuben Bird was a dairy farmer and the family lived in Headingly Lane (Richmond). She attended Richmond Primary School and the Girls' College before becoming a teacher. She was a teacher for more than 40 years, mainly teaching in Auckland. In 1977 she married Richard Garthorne Meade, a widower.  

Points of Interest

  1. Richmond Primary School
  2. Bird's Butcher shop
  3. Headingly Lane

Interview Information

  • Date of Interview:    January 1984
  • Interviewer:             No interviewer is recorded, but the interviewer is probably D. J. Runnacles
  • Length of Transcript: 2 Pages

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