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CORRESPONDENTS' MEWS

PIONEER WOMEN To the Editor Would you kindly publish a plea by way of helping the elderly women, who find it difficult to get decent accommodation. Everything is now for youth; they are being spoon-fed. The pioneers, who laid the foundations and bore the "sweat, blood and tears," are pushed to one side, without kindness or consideration. Many are living in one room without comfort or fire, and only a gas ring to try and get a meal cooked —rent from £1 upwards. Three young people get one room, and share, and are charged 15/ each. They are favoured, as they are never in. The older women have no chance at all; there should be a hostel for them. Many have had reverses, but have sufficient left to pay board from say, £1 to £1 5/. I spoke to a leading man here regarding this and he merely replied, "The Government should supply them with a home." If some benevolent person would give a nice private home, the pioneers would make it self-supporting. The Home for the Aged that is being worked for is quite a different proposition and the pioneers would not wish to be bracketed with it. Many aged pensioners are practically newcomers. The pioneers made ■ the country. I am one of the latter, one of over 80 years, and my father was an Imperial Army soldier who came out to fight in the various Maori wars. Now I need a home, and rightfully. In putting forward this plea you will help materially A SUFFERING PIONEER.

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CORRESPONDENTS' MEWS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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CORRESPONDENTS' MEWS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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