Charlie Woods

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Charlie Woods

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Abstract

Charlie was born in Hawera in 1896 and named after his uncle Charles Clarke Woods. His father was Samuel George Woods and his siblings were Grace Croucher (the wife of Sid Croucher) of Nelson and Eric Woods of Havelock (Marlborough).

Samuel and Charles immigrated to New Zealand and landed in Napier where they were employed as carriers. They later rode to Hawera were Samuel operated a threshing machine.

Charlie studied accountancy at Victoria University of Wellington, but left after two years to go to the First World War. He had just finished his training at Trentham Military Camp in Upper Hutt when the war finished.

Points of Interest:

  1. Haley's Comet
  2. Mr. Fittall's - Council paying for Bird eggs and bird's heads
  3. Mr Wilkes of Champion Road.

Interview Information:

  • Date of Interview:    January 1984
  • Interviewer:              D. J. Runnacles
  • Typed by:                 Louise Charters
  • Length of transcript: 5 pages.

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