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Cairns, Beth


Interviewer for Southland Oral History Project

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

CROW, Albert William (Sonny) interviewed by Beth Cairns

 Record Group — Box: 58
Identifier: H0482
Overview In this interview Sonny describes rabbiting over the Southland region using traps and ferrets. He talks about the "Food for Britain" campaign in World War 2 and the establishment of the Rabbit Board, where he had his first job.
Dates: 1991

DONALDSON, Emily Stirling (Betty) interviewed by Beth Cairns

 Record Group — Box: 19
Identifier: H0009
Overview This interview covers Betty's early life in Dunedin, her involvement in sports, particularly cricket and basketball at a national level, her involvement with the Women's Auxillary Air Force during World War II and her involvement in local politics, and her particular interest in the rejuvenation of South Invercargill.
Dates: 1999

HENDERSON, Muriel Jane interviewed by Beth Cairns

 Record Group — Box: 38
Identifier: H0369
Overview Muriel Henderson was born in 1917. In this interview she describes her schooling. She talks about her brothers Gordon and John who were drowned at Omaui. She mentions the Riverton Rocks area and Thomson's Bush, motorbike racing, boxing, school picnics and opera. She discusses broadcasting at 4YZ radio station and mentions Bill Cherry. She describes her interest in duck shooting, the fishing hut at Awarua and rabbits and ferrets. Kauri trees were planted at Stewart Island for the brothers....
Dates: 1998

LEITCH, Sarah Susan interviewed by Beth Cairns

 Record Group — Box: 38
Identifier: H0372
Overview Sarah Leitch was born at Colac Bay in 1908. In this interview Sarah describes her schooling and living for some time with the Cootes family of Otaki. She recalls returning home to Southland and working at hotels including the Grand Hotel and the Club Hotel and as a housekeeper for Mrs Lillicrap. Sarah talks about the Depression years and muttonbirding from Big South Cape and Puwai. Describes washing day. She recalls visiting her grandfather Henry Davis at Morven. She describes marrying at the...
Dates: 1998

Sarah Susan Leitch at the Time of Interview, Aged 90

 Digital Image
Identifier: DH03270004
Dates: 1998

SUTTON, Roger Robertson interviewed by Beth Cairns

 Record Group — Box: 19
Identifier: H0345
Overview In this interview Roger recalls his childhood memories and his strong interest in wild life/local history. He goes on to describe his war years and where he was posted. On returning home he details his work the protection of wild life through numerous organisations including: the Southland Acclimation Society, QE 11 National Trust, Catchment Board, Fisheries and Wildlife Management and details the Manapouri Power Station Project.
Dates: 2000

WARBURTON, Warren Gilbert interviewed by Beth Cairns

 Record Group — Box: 62
Identifier: H0470
Overview In this interview, Warren, who was born in Invercargill in 1921, recalls his childhood in the suburb of Heidelberg and his schooling. He mentions local small farms, Chinese gardeners, rabbiting and ferrets. Warren discusses home deliveries of bread, fish and milk. He talks about playing cricket and being a junior representative. He describes going to the Dunedin Exhibition in 1926. Warren talks about the drowning of his brother Len in 1925 while rowing on the estuary. He also mentions that his...
Dates: 1998