McDonald, Avis Jennifer
- Existence: 1938 -
Interviewer for the Southland Oral History Project
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Record Group — Box: 2
Overview Bert speaks of and describes his family history, life, education and growing up at Rimu e.g. attending Rimu School, rabbiting, sports, working on and owning his farm and farming practices. He also covers the outbreak of World War 2 and its effects on family and country.
Record Group — Box: 24
Record Group — Box: 3
Overview This interview covers Bob’s working life at the Flax Mill where he grew up in Redan, Eastern Southland. Detailed accounts of the working of the mill including a description of the dam and water race – turbines. Also some discussion of farming and contracting.
Record Group — Box: 18
Overview In this interview whilst Avis covers her family history dating back to her grandparents, she predominantly focuses on the flax industry through reflecting on and describing her family’s involvement in this industry, the history of the industry and its workers. Avis also covers her education, employment and siblings.
Record Group — Box: 17
Overview In this interview Ralph talks of his family history, education, employment, sporting interests, marriage and children. But predominantly this interview is about his keen interest in mountain climbing of which he gives a detailed description discussing planning, equipment, safety gear, climbing companions, avalanches and mountains climbed.
Record Group — Box: 35
Record Group — Box: 21
Overview Myrle talks of her family background, life, religion, education and growing up in Balfour where her family were the local bakers. She goes onto to tell of her employment history - at the local Grocer’s shop, looking after children for the Farry family in Gore and joining the Air Force at the outbreak of World War 2. After the war she talks of her marriage and family.
Record Group — Box: 21
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. In this interview Jane talks of her early life, family, her sporting interests, employment and personal relationships. She goes on to talk about her company the Seriously Good Chocolate Company its beginnings, evolution to the business it is today and her aspirations for it in the future.
Record Group — Box: 37