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“It is with a feeling of rejection that Sylvia looks back on her life..”

Sylvia Ashton-Warner returns to her birth place to spend her later years with her children, refusing to be acknowledged as a New Zealander. Renowned for her writing and teaching theories, Sylvia emigrated to Canada because she was “discredited and persecuted” in her family country.

She talks about her teaching philosophies, her time spent teaching Māori children on the Whanganui River, her writing and her dreams of being a concert pianist.

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Year 1978

Reference number F1627

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:36:42

Production company Endeavour Television Productions

Credits Director: Bruce Clark
Producer: John Barnett
Camera: Keith Hawke
Commissioned: Broadcasting Council Of New Zealand
Support: QEII Arts Council
Support: Qantas

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