Topic: Mary Selena Delamere

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Born on 5 September 1960, Mary Delamere is the youngest child of Bill and Rangi. Mary remembers...

Mary Selena Delamere Mary's siblings:

  • Larry born 25/2/1948
  • James born 21/4/1949
  • Katarina born 23/4/1950
  • Thomas born 14/4/1954
  • Veronica 11/2/1956


My mother's birthday was 5 December and Dad took Mum and the family camping at the whanau bach Keakea at Whitianga Bay. Nine months later - 5 September 1960 - I was born. That year Mum didn't play netball.  You will see that all my brothers and sisters were born in the months of February or April to time in with the netball season so Mum could still play.

I'm named after Selena Cross in Peyton Place, my brother Larry after Larry Buster Crabb, Veronica my sister is named after Veronica Lake. Mum and Dad were crazy about going to the movies so our tipuna are movie stars.

Information kindly supplied by Mary and Katrina Delamere.
Photograph: Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum 2014.210

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Mary Selena Delamere

First Names:Mary Selena
Last Name:Delamere