Sunday, July 14, 2013

Meme Churton

Meme Churton, a confident half-Chinese and half-Italian, had a unique upbringing before arriving in New Zealand. She lived through the devastation of WWII and later worked as a diplomat during the Chinese Revolution. After she married a Kiwi soldier, she moved to Auckland in 1950, where she managed an art gallery, ran a coffee house and lectured at the University. A whirlwind of vigour and energy at 87-years-old, Churton admitted to frequently having to remind herself of her age. Rightly so; it's hard to believe such an exquisitely groomed woman could be old enough to remember the early days of fascist Italy. Read more:

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