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SAMPSON, Charles William (Sam) interviewed by Lee Wadds

 Record Group — Box: 18
Identifier: H0152


Sam moved to Stewart Island with his wife Linda. There is mention of Sam and ‘Billy the Bus’ on the Island. Predominantly Sam tells/describes his involvement in journalism e.g. started Stewart Island News in 1986-87. He talks of the plans for the first copy and explains the interest and involvement of others e.g. Allison Broad, Margaret Hopkins, and Mike Te Au; as well as the collecting and collating of articles and various topics covered e.g. transfer of Kakapo, Power and Sewage Scheme and the opening of the automatic telephone exchange. Sam also looks at services that have changed social life i.e. roads and internet and the change in production methods i.e. Gestetners to computers.


  • 2006


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