Maiki Parkinson recalls signing up for war

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From an interview between Maiki Parkinson (Jules Vern Parkinson, 67603) and Megan Hutching. 

Maiki Parkinson, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, was born at Ōpōtiki in 1924. Here he describes hearing about the war and enlisting at Papakura Camp as a 16 year old. He talks about how sad it was that he only had 10 minutes to say goodbye to his parents.

Reference:

Jerome (Maiki or Jules) Parkinson (1924-2006), interviewed by Megan Hutching, 23 March 2004, for the Second World War oral history project - North Africa

From the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library Oral History Centre, OHInt-0798-12.   All rights reserved. Permission of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage must be obtained before any re-use of this sound file.

 

Image: Maiki Parkinson.

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Submitted by mbadmin on Fri, 19/06/2009 - 13:31

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