May Smyth was the live-in family school-teacher of the Davey children
at Jerusalem from about 1928 to 1936. "It took seven hours
to get to Jerusalem on Hatrick's boat," she told me.
Later she was the chief cook at the Jubilee Home, Aramoho. She lived
in Paterson Street with her two sisters, and they looked after me
for five years while I went to St Augustine's College.