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BAILEY, Mae Florence interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 33
Identifier: H0259
Dates: 2016

BAXTER, Sylvia Muriel Mathilde interviewed by Maree Wilks

 Record Group — Box: 27
Identifier: H0408
Dates: 2019

BREAYLEY, Jeanette Marjorie interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 33
Identifier: H0261
Overview In this interview Jeanette tells of her nurses training and career. She became the Principal Nurse at Riverton Hospital in 1977 and remained in this position until 1997. She explains some of the initiatives she introduced which included: patients dressing during the day, visits from the local Playcentre, a cat and dog, making better use of staff resources through changes to shifts. She goes on to tell of efforts to stop the closing at various times. Jeanette had a 39 year career in nursing.
Dates: 2016

COLLINSON, Mary Ellen (Nellie) interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 24
Identifier: H0377
Overview Nellie was 95 at the time of this interview. She talks about her parents coming to New Zealand from the UK and arriving in Bluff. Her father was involved in the building part of the hospital in Invercargill when it was sited in Dee Street, the Mataura freezing works and the Royal Mail Hotel in Lumsden. Her mother, Grace Wilson, was very good at needlework. Nellie talks about her school days and games played as a child. On leaving school, Nellie went to work for H&J Smiths. She then nursed...
Dates: 1993

FAUL, John Keith and Alva Mary interviewed by Anne McCracken

 Record Group — Box: 23
Identifier: H0399
Dates: 2019

LAKE, Sadie Margaret interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 17
Identifier: H0084
Overview This interview of a Waipango/Riverton native covers her family, her home at Birch Bush farm in Waipango, Southland, her grandmother’s home in Riverton, domestic life, her schools, her family’s farm and its workers. Also covers her early employment, start in nursing, illness with tuberculosis, and experience as both a patient and nurse at Orangapai Sanatorium in Waipiata; her marriage to Charles Lake; and their life as a hired farming couple on several different farms in the Southland and...
Dates: 2011

MURRAY, Judy Anne interviewed by Seona Craig

 Record Group — Box: 32
Identifier: H0237
Dates: 2015

O'CONNELL, Rosanne Doreen interviewed by Janine Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 32
Identifier: H0244
Overview Rosie trained in Christchurch and after marrying a Southlander came to work at Riverton Hospital. In this interview she tells of the running of Riverton Hospital and staffing e.g. nurses and domestic staff, routines and procedures, various buildings, facilities and equipment, and the process of retaining nursing registration. She does a short comparison between the old hospital and Longwood/Bupa
Dates: 2016

SHAVE, Norma Irene Annetta interviewed by Rangimaria Suddaby and Shona Fordyce

 Record Group — Box: 17
Identifier: H0113
Overview Norma recalls her education and employment at a Thornbury farm, leisure activities e.g. fly fishing, dances, growing vegetables, learning to drive and doing the drivers licence test. At the age of 12 Norma decided she wanted to be a nurse and put her name down to become a nurse at Kew Hospital aged 20/21. She goes on to give an account of a fire at Kew Hospital in August 1939, the evacuation of patients and the repurposing of Lorne Hospital for patients. In 1950 she travelled to London to work...
Dates: 2012

SMITH, Charlotte Anne Lindsay (Nan) interviewed by Lloyd Esler

 Record Group — Box: 8
Identifier: H0156
Overview Nan discusses and describes her family history: her father and grandfather settling in NZ and making a life here; her education first at Spar Bush school then at Southland Girls High. She talks of her memories of the depression and farm conditions at this time. When she left school she qualified as a nurse in 1936. Nan recalls and mentions wartime Invercargill e.g. ration books, petrol rationing, Park Hospital and the purchase of her Vauxhall 12 car for £300.00. Nan worked for ten years at Park...
Dates: 2007