SummaryShirley Arabin (née Rice) was born in 1935 in Ōhura, King Country. She attended New Plymouth Girls’ High School. She earned a Bachelor of Social Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waikato. She published her first work in 1989. Shirley worked for the Housing Corporation and, post-retirement, earned the BA from Tauranga University College, University of Waikato. An independent researcher, she is known to be meticulous and reliable. She is a long-term member of the Historical Society in Tauranga with an in-depth knowledge of the Brain Watkins House, Irish and New Zealand history, family history, and the history of places and buildings.
Information from "Interviews with Shirley Arabin discussing the Brain Watkins House" (Beverly Hodges).
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