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Record Group — Container: Box 22
Overview This interview covers Irene's early life in Browns and her time in the Women's War Service Auxiliary working in a flax mill in Tapanui. After the war she remained in Tapanui and worked first in the hospital and then in the Post Office where she worked as the local postie for 18 years. Irene was very keen on fishing, she fished actively for over 50 years and enjoyed meeting interesting people along the riverbank. Irene was Area Representative for Student Travel Schools.
Record Group — Box: 19
Record Group — Box: 2
Overview Leslie talks of his family history, education and home domestic life in the Tapanui area. He describes the depression years, working in the forestry in Rotorua, the loss of his brother in the war, his marriage/family and farming life, where he has seen many changes and practices over 70 years in the industry. Leslie also talks about steam trains and rail service in the area as well as his interest in the Racing Club and Dog trails.
Record Group — Box: 21
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...