Victorian Schools - by Mary Nicholas
Mary migrated to New Zealand as a child. Using the skills taught by Deborah Shepard at The Michael King Writers Centre, Mary is retracing connections to the past through memoir, to capture the continuum of values and choices across generations and the journeys we have made, told through family stories.
The Victorians built their schools with very high windows, too high for any child to see the world outside. I was going to be five at the end of term, so now I had to go to school.
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