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Here, there, and most places / by Rata Roden.

By: Roden, Rata Lever.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Tauranga, N.Z. : Ashford-Kent, 1973Description: 269 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Roden, Rata Lever | Lever family | Nurses -- New Zealand -- Tauranga -- Biography | Nursing -- New Zealand | Authors, New Zealand | Nurses -- New Zealand -- Biography | Matua (Tauranga, N.Z.) -- History | Tauranga (N.Z.) -- Biography | Tauranga (N.Z.) -- HistoryDDC classification: 610.73/092/4 | B Summary: “Here There and Most Places”, Rata Roden has made an interesting record of her experiences in a variety of occupations in a variety of countries. It is the biography of a New Zealander, a farmer’s daughter, who, through dogged persistence realized her two main ambitions – to become a nurse, and to travel to foreign places. It is an absorbing account covering backblock farming days, nursing in the slums of London, living in many parts of Africa, the World War II in Egypt and England, travel to Japan, the Orient, Iceland, Greenland, Russia and Scandinavia. Altogether Mrs Roden has made eleven trips out of New Zealand and in her story she takes us with her.
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Autobiography of Rata Roden (nee Lever).

“Here There and Most Places”, Rata Roden has made an interesting record of her experiences in a variety of occupations in a variety of countries. It is the biography of a New Zealander, a farmer’s daughter, who, through dogged persistence realized her two main ambitions – to become a nurse, and to travel to foreign places. It is an absorbing account covering backblock farming days, nursing in the slums of London, living in many parts of Africa, the World War II in Egypt and England, travel to Japan, the Orient, Iceland, Greenland, Russia and Scandinavia. Altogether Mrs Roden has made eleven trips out of New Zealand and in her story she takes us with her.

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Rata Lever was the daughter of Graham and Alice Lever of Matua. Matua is referred to as Otumoetai in this item. Rata worked at Thornecliffe Hospital in Edgcumbe Road, Tauranga prior to going overseas during World War II. Chapter 4 focuses on life on the farm. Mention is made of the following: Maori Racecourse on Matua peninsula which later became the Lever farm ; Oranui Estuary ; unearthing of a skeleton while filling in the trenches surrounding one of the pa on Matua peninsula.