Story: Urban Māori

Anne Delamere in WAAF uniform

Anne Delamere in WAAF uniform

Anne Delamere recalls, ‘In 1942 I came to Wellington and joined up with the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force [WAAF] based at Rongotai. … Later, I took up a job with the Telephone Exchange. We were brought to the Post Office and trained in that work. I reached the rank of sergeant, and was there until 1950. The war was over but it was good work and I stayed on.’

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Paul Meredith, 'Urban Māori - Urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Feb 2015