Valmai Savage

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Valmai Savage

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Valmai was the Granddaughter of the first white woman to step ashore in Nelson. Her father was Reuben Bird and his parents were Anne and Charles Bird. Her mother's parents were William and Louisa Neimann from Ranzau. She married in 1931 and lived in Appleby and Hope before moving to Oxford Street in Richmond.  She had a daughter, Josephine.

Points of Interest

  1. Spanish Influenza in 1918 (following World War One)
  2. Murchison Earthquake
  3. Guy Fawkes - "A penny for the Guy"

Interview Information

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

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