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Craske, Jane


Interviewer with the Southland Oral History Project

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

HAYES, Peter William interviewed by Jane Craske

 Record Group — Box: 31
Identifier: H0218
Overview In this interview Peter tells of his life and times on his family farm at Waikawa/Progress Valley. He talks of farming practice, the family interest in music which lead to the formation of the Possum Pickers Band. Peter also tells of his involvement in Rugby and his interest in fishing.
Dates: 2014

LAMB, Agnes Jean interviewed by Jane Craske

 Record Group — Box: 31
Identifier: H0225
Overview Agnes recalls family history, moving to Balclutha, education and employment there. She became a nurse working at Balclutha hospital where she met her husband who was a farmer. She gave up nursing to work on the farm and talks of their home, birth of their children, farm work, the children’s education and employment.
Dates: 2014

O'CONNOR, Judith interveiwed by Jane Craske

 Record Group — Box: 2
Identifier: H0210
Overview Judith looks at her early life through school and growing up at Mokotua where the family had a mixed farm of dairy and sheep on 200 acres. Judith was a day pupil at James Hargest High School before leaving school and working at H & J Smiths until her marriage to Murray. They had three children and Judith gives a description of her time in Dee Street Maternity Hospital. Murray and Judith purchased a dairy farm at Kapuka which is now run by their son. She gives a description of her typical...
Dates: 2014

O'CONNOR, Murray interviewed by Jane Craske

 Record Group — Box: 2
Identifier: H0209
Overview Murray reflects on his education at Waituna and Marist Schools, the need to run the family farm at the age of 15 when his father became ill, his marriage and employment on the sale of the family farm. He also looks at living and working around Kapuka/Gorge Road; Mentioning some of the local identities e.g. Andy Barker and Lionel Lobb as well as looking at some of the local history. Murray tells of setting up O’Connor Contracting giving a description of the sort equipment required and being...
Dates: 2014

STIRLING, John Alexander (Jack) interviewed by Jane Craske

 Record Group — Box: 31
Identifier: H0229
Overview This interview looks at Jack’s family history around Wyndham-Waimahaka-Fortrose. The family farm was called ‘Alameda’. Jack details and describes his early memories of his education, the polio epidemic and its affects, jobs he did on the farm and farming types and practices e.g. sheep sharing, transporting of stock. He looks at the changes to farming and the district after WW2 and social life of the time e.g. football, dances, floundering, whitebaiting, eeling and car types.
Dates: 2015