References and acknowledgements

Bare Feet in Icy Puddles
A 75th Jubilee History of Paremata School.
Tracey L Scadden, 1996

They Came on the Tides
A Short History of Porirua and its People.
By Michael Keith, 1990

Porirua Museum History Series no 7
Paremata Point
Pat Stodart, 1993

Porirua Museum History Series no 1
Shore Whaling,
Kelvin Day, 1986

The Paremata Story
By Barbara Heath and Helen Balham, 1994

An Introduction to the History of Porirua
Mark Sheehan, 1987

An Introduction to the history of Porirua, Volume 1
Linda Fordyce, 1998.

'End of free school milk', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 27-Aug-2014

Geoff Rice. 'Epidemics - The polio era, 1920s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 20-Jun-13 URL:

Local Historian, Linda Fordyce
Pataka Museum.