Catherine grew up in Cardrona Village in the 1940s, her grandparents worked as postmaster and storekeeper, and her father worked on Waiorau Station for the Lee family, later purchasing a farm on the banks of the Shotover River near Arthur’s Point. Catherine recounts her time growing up in a remote rural village, and later describes her training at Teachers College, Bible College and Deaconess College, after which she became a Presbyterian Minister for the Upper Clutha region where she served for many years.

Interviewer: Liz Holland.
Interview Dates:
June & July 2020.

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