Category: Spencer – Arthur Morell 1901-1983

Arthur Spencer – memories from his daughters

Memories from Tiny Spencer and Jean Lang, his daughters Father talked very little but when he did we all listened. It was an occasion. He was beloved by his linesmen. Tiny used to drive with him when he went to work, when they passed the linesman driving out, they all used to wave and say Hello Mr Spencer, Good morning Mr Spencer. When Jean used to have nightmares that was the King was coming to […]

Kauri kitchen table

  When we arrived in NZ in 1949 we stayed with Auntie Heath and the nurse who had looked after Lucy Spencer at home.  She had died not long before, and Auntie Heath had decided to continue with her company.  The family had been looking out for a house for us, and had found one in Epsom.  But it needed changes and renovation, and we stayed with Auntie Heath for about 6 months. During this […]

Spencer – Arthur Morell 1901-1983

Education: Kings College Auckland 1909/1917), where he did very well, winning a Senior University scholarship at the age of 16. The link implies that he was ranked 2nd in the Auckland District. He stayed at Kings for another year, winning the languages prize and a spot in the First XI. Because he was still young he had a year at Auckland Grammar School in 1918. I believe at that time its reputation was better than […]

That act of kindness and generosity shaped my whole life…

This essay from Ulu Aiono talks of his memories of Margot and Arthur Spencer, and their impact on his life. It was originally published on March 17, 2019 on LinkedIn and is reproduced with permission. A personal essay against the hate which killed & injured my Muslim Kiwi brothers & sisters destroying New Zealand’s faith in isolation and innocence. ULUOMATOOTUA (Ulu) AIONO Chairman Alliance Health Plus A lot of people think I am a business-hardened […]