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McDONALD, Ruth Lillian interviewed by Ailsa Dawson

 Record Group — Box: 44
Identifier: H0450
Overview Ruth McDonald was born in Hawera in 1911. In this interview, Ruth gives details of her father's family, the Dews. She recalls schooling at Ruawai, moving as a result of her father's occupation as cheese factory manager and living at Kakapuku (near Te Awamutu). She married William McDonald in 1930 and drove from the King Country to Southland to live. She lived at Wrights Bush cheese factory and then at Lochiel, managing the Northope dairy factory. She describes the closing of these factories...
Dates: 1998

TURNER, Ann interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 44
Identifier: H0371
Overview This interview was commissioned by Women's Division of Federated Farmers for a project entitled Pioneer Women. In this interview, Ann talks about how her family came to New Zealand from England on the Scimitar. She talks about early life in Lowburn, in Central Otago. Ann went to school in Invercargill and then she worked at Mt Pisa Station. She talks about rabbitting, farm life and her large family.
Dates: 1990

YORKE, Jessie interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 44
Identifier: H0374
Overview This interview was commissioned by Women's Division of Federated Farmers for a project entitled Pioneer Women. Mrs Jessie Yorke describes her background, with a very detailed description of her grandmother, including dress and knowledge; effect of World War I on her family; dairy her parents bought in Napier - use of ice box and the ice man and recalls her father making ice cream. Describes education; Auckland Training College; teaching career at Muriwai Beach and at Quarry Hills as a...
Dates: 1990

SMITH, Susan interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 44
Identifier: H0375
Overview This interview was commissioned by Women's Division of Federated Farmers for a project entitled Pioneer Women. Susan Smith describes her family background and their emigration to New Zealand. She recalls early Otara, living in a 'bungi' (tree fern house) at Otara. She recalls the use of peat for fuel; her grandmother's cooking - sad cake, carrageen pudding made from seaweed and collecting carrageen during World War II for Greggs Ltd, Dunedin. She describes other farm tasks, including rabbiting,...
Dates: 1990

RIDDELL, Florence May interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 44
Identifier: H0471
Overview In this interview Florence talks about her family history and her education. She recalls farming life when she was growing up and how produce from the farm was sold from her father’s milk cart. She recalls memories of the flu (“black plague”), childhood activities and the Jersey Stud she and her husband started: her stud was the Fairfax Royal Stud and her husbands’ was the Oreti Park Stud. Florence became a judge for A&P shows.
Dates: 1993