BUCKRELL, NILLA DORIS CLARA nee HYDE
Hyde was born on the
Nilla was then employed as a bank
clerk until her marriage on the
Nilla became a prominent member of the Whakamara district during that time. An early member of the WDFU, she was also active in the district hall and social activities, and was Sunday School superintendent. Nilla played the piano at many local functions. She was foundation president of the Mokoia-Whakamara WDFF branch for ten years, and president for a further ten years of the Whakamara branch.
Nilla was especially interested in developing the Women’s Division Housekeeper Scheme, and was South Taranaki Provincial Secretary of this for 18 years. She was made a provincial life member in 1958 and dominion life member in the late 1960s. Nilla was also awarded with the Dominion Member of Honour.
Besides her Women’s Division work, Nilla and Stan were both active members of the National Party.
died on the
Phyllis Gwilliam (daughter)
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