When Margaret Hall was twelve her mother took her by sea to England to meet the aunts. Already a writer of poems and stories since the age of eight, she made use of the long voyage to ‘work her passage’, helping the crew and making notes. A life at sea became her great desire.
However, she became a New Zealand librarian, but kept her love of the sea. In 1953 she did Naval training in England before starting the Girls’ Nautical Training Corps in Christchurch.
When she retired, she moved to Fox Glacier with her father and sister, where she began to write about ‘Swag & Tucker’..
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