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Date:
c2004
Title:
Notes
Object ID:
2017.280.190
Object Name:
Note
Scope & Content:
Notes about Eleanor Rolfe Wilson, rectangular white paper with black print.

Notes read:

ELEANOR ROLFE WILSON, born 25 May, 1904

There must have been at least one friend or relative for each year of her life who gathered on 25 May, 2004 at the Paraparaumu Golf Club to celebrate Peg's one hundredth birthday. The luncheon gathering was a very fitting tribute to an interesting and inspiring woman. Immediate family members were joined by more distant relatives and people from the many interests she has been, or is still, involved with. The sharing of food and friendship is the way of life for her and the family she grew up in.

Born in Wellington near the beginning of the new century, and two years into the starting changes from the Victorian to the Edwardian era, Peg was the eldest of four daughters and two sons Nancy, Jim, Betty,...., and Pattie, all with the second name Rolfe. Sadly,....did not survive childhood. Loving parents, Nell and Fred Wilson, were part of an extended family into which the children were embraced. Peg's devoted uncles sang "Peg of my Heart' to the little baby whenever the family gathered for food and fun. Born Eleanor Green, Nell's family lived in Gables on Karaka Bay Road, Seatoun, Wellington, a centre of hospitality for friends and family.

As the family grew in number, the young Wilson family lived at

When the family moved to Waikanae about 1918 Peg and Nancy became foundation pupils of Queen Margaret College where she boarded for three years. As a young woman she came home to the family farm on the Main Road north of Waikanae.

.......Webber suggested the very appropriate name, Manaaki (hospitality) for the Wilson home.

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