Mary Ann White holds her book 'Under One Roof', honouring youth memories of war
Mary Ann White Collection

'Under One Roof: Memories of Youth in World War II'

FreeAccessibleWest Auckland

Friday 5 October, 11am-12 noon


JT Diamond Room, Level 2

Waitākere Library, 3 Ratanui St, Henderson

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Living in Waitākere Gardens, an independent retirement village, Mary Ann White often met people who had been children or teenagers during the Second World War.

Over the years they told her stories of their families, their young years and their life during the war. Starting with an oral history project, Mary Ann recorded those stories of her fellow village residents, who came from the Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Indonesia, New Zealand and the USA. The work culminated in her book 'Under One Roof: Memories of Youth in World War II'.

Mary Ann will talk about researching the subjects, recording the oral histories and getting her book to publication.

Brought to you by Auckland Libraries: West Auckland Research Centre

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