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Rhonda Valentine Dixon

Life in New Zealand’s railway settlements in the 1950s.

Life in New Zealand's railway settlements in the 1950s.

Railway families weren’t wealthy, nor abjectly poor, after all, the men were employed.  Sometimes, as was the case in our family (before my mother married), a mother may also have worked on the railway, possibly in the Refreshment Rooms on the station or in the ticket office. However, generally when a woman married, she stayed home and raised kids. …

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