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Record Group — Box: 3
Overview This interview covers Frank’s family, war service and work history; went on active service in 1943 to the Middle East with 9th Reinforcements. There is a description of training and battles in Italy and the battle of Casino. Frank was injured twice. On return to NZ to he worked on farms, at the freezing works, meet and married his wife Val. Interests include: Lions Club, Probus Bowls and Tai Chai.
Record Group — Box: 24
Overview Bob looks at family history and their settling on the Ermadale farm, its condition, childhood chores and child pass times e.g. hut building and collecting birds eggs. He briefly looks at the war years; his marriage, children and of a 100 acres farm at Gropers Bush. He eventual grew his farm ownership to 1100 acres between Gropers Bush, Waipango and Ermadale; talking of the condition and farming of these. He also worked as a contractor and shearer and purchased a portable hay baler working...
Record Group — Box: 5
Overview This is an extensive interview with Adam which covers his family history dating back to Scotland and the immigration to NZ on board the ‘Three bells’; Adams war experiences in the Air force, as a prisoner of war in Stalag 3 and the Lubeck March; his life after the war on a farm he won in the land ballot, His involvement with DHL, Bahrain and the Gulf war. Adam also tells of the plane accident in Foveaux Strait which lead to the loss of his grandson.
Record Group — Box: 4
Overview This interview covers Bill’s arrival from Ireland to Outram. In 1941 he volunteered for the navy, describes this process, the training and activities in Pacific. He talks of the ships and conditions; the torpedoing of the ‘Leander’ plus returning to NZ on aircraft carrier ‘Atheling’. Bill talks of his work history after the war i.e. freezing works, shearing, wool store, butchery and the purchase of farm land, his family life and children’s achievements.
Record Group — Box: 9
Overview This interview covers Jeans family history and her memories of growing up and living in Merrivale Road, Scotts Gap, home on the farm, food, clothing, chores and education. She describes her working conditions as a cook. Jean talks of DT King moving their house up onto the hill. There is a commentary on the war years – conscientious objectors-, her marriage and family and living at Otahu Flat, her twins and their time at Karitane, and her religious life.
Record Group — Box: 6
Overview In this interview Sadie describes arriving in NZ, their early days of settling in Dunedin her education and gaining employment at Shacklock. She reflects on World war II, its effects and attitudes. Sadie and her husband settled in Otautau where they raised their family. She describes the daily life of Otautau – shops, garages, banks etc., Sister Edwards at the Maternity home. She was employed at Wallace Council and talks of experience in the 1984 floods
Dates: Majority of material found within 2007 - 2008
Record Group — Container: Box 22
Overview In this interview Arthur gives an overview of his family history, farm, and ‘Roslin House’ (the old homestead). He talks of his childhood and describes rabbiting and the methods used and the processing of the good ones at Woodlands Meat Works/Cannery. He describes and discusses farming practice e.g. wheat growing, shearing with blades, sheep and cattle. Arthur also talks of his education and gaining a scholarship to Lincoln College; the meeting of his wife Margaret and his son’s decision to...
Record Group — Container: Box 22
Overview In this interview Margaret covers her family history, her education and the subjects taught. She returned to the family sheep farm where she took over the running of the home due to her mother’s illness. She describes/discusses some of the family traditions i.e. holidays at Riverton and family Christmas; the war years, rationing, meeting her husband Arthur and living in Trotter house ‘Roslin’ and what this involved. Margaret’s interests include: Women’s Division, writing books on family and...
- Sheep Farming 5
- Woodlands (N.Z.) 3
- Agriculture 1
- Central Southland (N.Z.) 1
- Northern Southland (N.Z.) 1
- Oral History - 1984 Southland Flood 1
- Otautau (N.Z.) 1
- Riverton (N.Z.) 1
- Western Southland (N.Z.) 1 ∧ less
- Bickley, Frank Ivan 1
- Black, Robert Theodore (Bob) 1
- Chisholm, Adam Park 1
- Colhoun, William (Bill) 1
- Hill, Jean Lusitania 1