Topic: Claudia Beatrice Pole (1908-1986)
Claudia Jarman has been described as 'one of Tauranga's most respected artists and art teachers'.
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Claudia Beatrice Pole was born in Waipiro Bay, Gisborne, on 2 April 1908 (reg. 1908/5524). Her parents were school principal Leonard Ernest Pole and his wife Cecile Florence Pole.
Claudia attended Auckland Teacher’s College and began her career teaching English and maths but soon moved into teaching art and art history.
In 1939 Claudia arrived in Tauranga. She first taught at Tauranga District High School (Hillsdene) and then at Tauranga Girls’ College from 1958.
In 1939, she married Reginald Wilfred Jarman and they had one son, Richard.
Claudia was also involved in the Tauranga Repertory Society and along with Reginald was a foundation member of the Tauranga Chamber Music Society, bringing music to Tauranga audiences through the Music Federation of New Zealand. In 1948 Claudia and Reg founded the Tauranga Art Society which was inaugurated in 1948. She also helped to promote the Repertory Society.
Claudia died in 1986 (reg. 1986/44904).
Biographical Sketches of The Centennial Mural (1982) by Ernest E. Bush.
Births, Deaths and Marriages Online (New Zealand).
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