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Box 21

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Contains 8 Results:

SAYER, Dorothy Myrle interviewed by Avis McDonald

 Record Group — Box: 21
Identifier: H0063
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.
Dates: 2011

NEYLON, James Francis interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 21
Identifier: H0077
Overview In this interview Jim describes his family history, life in Nightcaps, early childhood memories and education at Wrey’s Bush Convent and St Kevins in Oamaru. He worked in the mining industry for 43 years and gives a detailed description of this work and the history of the mines, conditions of work, strikes and an explosion/fire in the Wairaki mine in 1972. He tells of his marriage and 5 children; their lives and achievements.
Dates: 2008

RICHMOND, Audrey interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 21
Identifier: H0151
Overview Audrey discusses life on the Soper family farm at Athol, her education, the clothing worn there and sports; how the various epidemics (Polio, diphtheria) affected the school. She tells of the impact of the war, of family members going to war, the method of Military call up and volunteers; of keeping in touch through letters and parcels. She describes life on the farm during this time e.g. milking, butter making and the killing of farm animals to supply meat to Athol and the use of coupons....
Dates: 2007

SHERIDAN, Michael Patrick interviewed by Lynne Grove

 Record Group — Box: 21
Identifier: H0041
Overview Michael recalls his early life, education, and employment on NZ railways. He gives a detailed narration of his passion/interest of the horse racing industry in Southland and New Zealand i.e. history, breeding, race meetings, jockeys and commentators etc.
Dates: 2007

ROULSTON, William Kenneth interviewed by Joy Lietze

 Record Group — Box: 21
Identifier: H0050
Overview In this interview Bill recalls and reflects on his early life on the family farm at Hillend and the purchase of their property at Toropuke. He goes on to talk of his experiences in the anti-tank unit in Italy during the Second World War. He follows on with his return to the farm at Toropuke and how his experiences at war initially impacted on his life on his return. He looks at the improvements he made while farming the property, marriage and family; and at times compares happenings of today...
Dates: 2011

SKERRETT, Michael Richard interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 21
Identifier: H0051
Overview In this interview Michael gives a detailed account of Mutton birding i.e. traveling to the Islands, catching, processing and storage of the birds. Michael speaks of his strong family connections and history in Southland and gives a detailed description of his involvement in tribal affairs i.e. he has been on the board of Te Rununga o Ngai Tahu since 1999. He also gives a history of Ngai Tahu settling in the South. This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland...
Dates: 2011

STANTON, Jane Louise interviewed by Avis McDonald

 Record Group — Box: 21
Identifier: H0065
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.
Dates: 2011