Story: Davies, Sonja Margaret Loveday

Sonja Vile, aged 16

Soon after the declaration of war in 1939 Sonja became a supporter of pacifism. This led to a quarrel with her mother and stepfather, and as a result she left home at the age of 16. Listen to her describe the background to that family conflict.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Sonja Davies – I/V/Reference number TCDR2800).

About this item

Fraser Books
Reference: Sonja Davies, Bread and Roses: her story. Masterton: Fraser Books, 1984, between pp. 80-81.

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How to cite this page:

Anne Else. 'Davies, Sonja Margaret Loveday', published online in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2017)