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Irving, Ann

 Person

Interviewer with the Southland Oral History Project

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

McLEOD, Andrew Bain interviewed by Ann Irving

 Record Group — Box: 8
Identifier: H0141
Overview In this interview Andrew describes and details his education, joining the Woodlands Rabbit Board, and later working at the Fortification saw mill; describing the workings of the mill and the living conditions. After the war he became a contractor which led him and Jack Scarlet to design an elevator to load fertilizer as well as a winch and crane to shift gear on the back of the truck. In 1952 he brought the family farm, farming dairy and sheep until 1977, when he sold up and went to work at the...
Dates: 2007

NICOLSON, Ella Vaughan interviewed by Ann Irving

 Record Group — Box: 19
Identifier: H0344
Overview Ella shares her family history, education and religion; as well as her family life growing up in Dipton. She tells of growing up in Dipton and the role her grandparents had. She looks at recreational activities as a child e.g. draughts, rabbiting and family picnics. Ella left school to become her mother’s helper meeting her husband Don in 1939. She was man powered to Sunnyside Mental Hospital 1943-1945. When Don returned home they purchased a farm at Waimatua where they farmed for 37 years....
Dates: 2005