Canton, Muriel Josephine

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Muriel Josephine Canton

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Muriel Canton (nee May) grew up in Richmond where her parents and grandparents owned May’s Store. Mrs Canton recalls her experiences of the family business in the years before and after World War One.

Points of Interest

  1. May’s Store;
  2. An explosion in the carbine shed;
  3. The train to Nelson;
  4. The Richmond Show;
  5. Welfare Children;
  6. Peace Celebrations in 1919;
  7. The Murchison Earthquake;
  8. Maypole Dances;
  9. Sweets stocked in May's store in the early 1900s. 

Interview Information

  • Date of Interview:     1 June 1984 and 8 June 1984
  • Interviewer:               Les Slater
  • Length of Transcript: 19 Pages

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