Early Christmases.

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Derek Fox of 2ZG News, speaks to elderly Māori people about their early recollections of Christmas. On this tape are the voices of five Māori from the Gisborne area whose ages range between 76 and 85.
Each interview is introduced by Tass Collier, also of 2ZG.

The people interviewed are:
- Mr Piki Smith, aged 76 of Manutuke. He was born in Nuhaka but was adopted and raised in Bridge Pa, Hastings.
- Mrs Piki Smith, aged 79 (wife of Mr Smith, above)
- Mrs Lydia McCartney, aged 74 of Manutuke. She was born at Awapuni Pa, Gisborne. She was adopted by Lady Carroll after her mother died.
- Mrs Olive Whaitiri of Manutuke. She is not sure of her age, but is in her late 80s or early 90s. She was the school teacher of Lydia McCartney.
[She is interviewed briefly in both Maori and English.]
- Mr Te Kani Ferris, aged 76 of Wainui, Gisborne.

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Year 1969

Reference number 42198

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Interviews (Sound recordings)
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Ferris, Te Kani, 1893 - 1970, Interviewee
Smith, Piki, 1893 -, Interviewee
Smith, Putiputi Miria, 1890-1972, Interviewee
Whaitiri, Olive, 1878 - 1972, Interviewee
McCartney, Lydia, 1893 -1973, Interviewee
Fox, Derek Tini, Interviewer
Collier, Tass, Operator

Duration 00:22:16

Date 19 Nov 1969

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