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a photograph of Ann Armston-Masters, mother of William Marsters, and his
daughter Ann Elizabeth Joel Masters-Granger.
To read a story
written by Kirsten Hilyard. She interviewed her grand-mother about her life on
Palmerston following a big hurricane which destroyed their island. Jane Marsters
was only a ten year old at the time, but her story describes how the islanders
survived for what she believes was several months before a ship visited to
bring essential supplies.
Maureen Hilyard [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, 16 July 2011 12:47 p.m.
To: 'Ps Tere- Yvonne - Shekinah Marsters'
Subject: On their way to Palmerston
Hi Yvonne and Tere
Just thought I’d
let you know that the family are on their way – especially Auntie
Ere, Uncle Nauma and Auntie Noko.
At 9.45am, the
boat took off, almost without Eddie who was sure that it wouldn’t
leave close to time and had gone wandering off to the Punanga Nui
But as soon as the
crew had prepared the boat, organised a safety briefing for the
passengers, packed cargo and passengers safely on deck, gotten
everyone settled, they set sail in beautiful weather conditions.
I am sure that you
will all have a brilliant time. Wish we could have been with them.
Maybe next time.
Lots of Love