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Treasures of our community Part two

This is the second in our trilogy of "Treasures of our community" Laura wearing her MBE medal Over the next two months we are concentrating on Laura May Cook Ingram, MBE JP. Laura, better known as Dede- a name given to her by her brother and stuck with her throughout her life- was a born leader, an indomitable woman and a very caring nurturing person. This exhibition shows her life in Motueka as a teacher, a member of many different boards (Nelson Hospital and NZ Kindergarten Association to name just two), Justice of the Peace, drum major and very keen netball/outdoor basketball coach. On show are some items from her days of teaching and also personal belongings. Did you go to school here at

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