Fairbairn, Rhoda

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Rhoda Fairbairn

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Rhoda Fairbairn (Nee Newport) was born in Wensley Lane in Richmond and lived all her life in Richmond. She was the granddaughter of Town Clerk Samuel Fittall. Her father was Herbert Newport who was a grocer, as well as a Richmond Borough councillor. Her mother was employed in May’s dressmaking workroom.

Following her father’s death in the 1931 Rhoda worked as a domestic.  During World War Two she worked as a live in at Alexandra Home and was also in the Women’s Auxilliary.

Points of Interest

  1. School days
  2. Murchison Earthquake

Interview Information

  • Date of Interview:      30 November 1983
  • Interviewer:               Les Slater
  • Length of Transcript: 5 Pages

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