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TROTTER, Arthur Sinclair interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Container: Box 22
Identifier: H0170
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...
Dates: 2010

TROTTER, Margaret interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Container: Box 22
Identifier: H0169
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...
Dates: 2009

WELLS-ALLISON, Violet Frances interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 8
Identifier: H0021
Overview This interview covers Violet's early life at Otaitai Bush. She and her siblings were taught music and singing although Violet preferred and enjoyed singing. Violet tells of meeting her husband, marriage, living at Pourakino Valley and later shifting to town. She describes her ‘Step into the Past’ collection and sourcing the items within this.
Dates: 2008

WRIGHT, Donald William interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 18
Identifier: H0200
Dates: 1999

ZIMMERMAN, Walter interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 12
Identifier: H0172
Overview In this interview Walter tells of his family history, religion, his father’s various occupations and his own education including learning to play the piano. He looks at how as a child having two paper runs and becoming a milk boy saving every cent enabled him to purchase 2 quarter acre sections at the age of 12. Walter has led a very varied and interesting life which has seen him attend Lincoln College, become a shearer, own his own farms, become involved in community work which included: The...
Dates: 2007

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