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EVANS, Valmai Ella Sophia interviewed by Lloyd Esler

 Record Group — Box: 26
Identifier: H0123
Overview Val talks of her early life being part of a Conscientious Objectors family during WW2. Her parent’s dairy farmed at Waimatua. Val describes and details life on the farm and the kindness of neighbours when her father was taken to Detention Camp. She explains her father’s reasons and what he did during his 2.5 years in the camp. She goes onto describe the living conditions and routines of the family at home during this time. When her father returned home, he became a rabitter. She recalls her own...
Dates: 2008

LEITCH, Graeme McKenzie interviewed by George Taylor

 Record Group — Box: 4
Identifier: H0007
Overview In this interview Graeme recalls a variety of subjects, events and identities around the Wyndham, Mataura, Mokoreta areas. He talks of his father’s hunting of possums, rabbits, wild pigs and his father’s work history at the Titiroa Dairy Factory and the Rabbit Board; as well as his parents’ marriage and his siblings. He goes onto talk of his own employment as a plumber and being responsible for the issuing and renewing of firearm licenses in the Wyndham and Mataura Districts. He was also a...
Dates: 2010

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