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Hazel Maclean

Interviewed by Yolande Pierce on 31 January 1989

Hazel Maclean. And talking about the dairies, when we were kids we always had a Collie dog, you’ve seen those photos. You see the gate there – well two steps down, the back door place was lower than the street and when they’d take the cows past, a lot of them used to go out further to Station Hill. This particular Collie had been raised on a farm and the cow that they had then was Polly, and as kids, we’d see the drovers coming along with the cattle. We’d hide down here behind the gate, and when they were right in front of us we’d just open the gate ‘here Polly’, and of course Nell would dash out and the cattle would go everywhere. There was much swearing from the drovers.