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Ruddenklau, Edith


Interviewer with the Southland Oral History Project

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

COLLINSON, Mary Ellen (Nellie) interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 24
Identifier: H0377
Overview Nellie was 95 at the time of this interview. She talks about her parents coming to New Zealand from the UK and arriving in Bluff. Her father was involved in the building part of the hospital in Invercargill when it was sited in Dee Street, the Mataura freezing works and the Royal Mail Hotel in Lumsden. Her mother, Grace Wilson, was very good at needlework. Nellie talks about her school days and games played as a child. On leaving school, Nellie went to work for H&J Smiths. She then nursed...
Dates: 1993

DICKSON, Ivy May interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 38
Identifier: H0376
Overview Ivy talks about her family and childhood. She recalls looking after the family cows as a child. She worked at the Underwood Sugar of Milk factory after leaving school. After a housefire at their property in Makarewa, Ivy and her husband William John and their four children moved to Edendale. She recalls the biggest change in her life was the instillation of electricity.
Dates: 1991

Mabel Christina Wachner at the Time of Her Interview

 Digital Image
Identifier: DH00820003
Dates: 1990

PETRIE, Charlotte Anne interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 45
Identifier: H0476
Overview Charlotte begins by recalling her mother’s 100th birthday and her sister Gladys’s singing achievements and work in Australia. She goes onto share stories of her father, Isaac, career as a sea captain which took him around the South Pole in sailing and steam ship; and sailing a clipper between England and China at the turn of the 20th century. After which she shares her own achievements as an artist and attending the Slade School of Art in London and exhibitions she had. This is a story of a...
Dates: 1993

RIDDELL, Florence May interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 44
Identifier: H0471
Overview In this interview Florence talks about her family history and her education. She recalls farming life when she was growing up and how produce from the farm was sold from her father’s milk cart. She recalls memories of the flu (“black plague”), childhood activities and the Jersey Stud she and her husband started: her stud was the Fairfax Royal Stud and her husbands’ was the Oreti Park Stud. Florence became a judge for A&P shows.
Dates: 1993