Hammond, Veda

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Miss Veda Hammond

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Miss Veda Hammond was born in 1896 in Richmond and in this interview she recalls her childhood in Richmond including schooldays, teachers, friends and family. She also recalls her nursing career and events in Richmond.

Points of Interest

  1. John Barnicoat
  2. Hammond family – David, Olive, Edgar, Roland, Kenneth
  3. Richmond Primary School
  4. Sports and games
  5. Nelson College
  6. Nelson railway
  7. Nelson Hospital
  8. Hillcrest Hospital
  9. Dr Washbourn
  10. May’s General Store
  11. Rabbit Island (Moturoa/Rabbit Island)
  12. Influenza Epidemic
  13. Diphtheria Epidemic

Interview Information 

  • Date of Interview:      22nd August, 1984
  • Interviewer:            Louise Charters
  • Length of Transcript: 20 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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