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ASHWELL, Reginald George interviewed by Pat Christiansen

 Record Group — Box: 38
Identifier: H0368
Overview Reginald Ashwell was born in Bluff in 1914. In this interview, Reginald iscusses his children, parents, grandparents and kaumatua. He mentions that his wife Peg worked in the Bluff Theatre. He talks about being in the army and World War II. Reginald discusses oysters, muttonbirding and the Irwin's (Urwin's) Fishing Company. He talks about the Stewart Island ferries, the harbour and Bluff shops in the 1920s and discusses his hobby of making walking sticks and woodwork.
Dates: 1998

HOSKINS, Dorothy Anne interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 10
Identifier: H0073
Overview In this interview Dorothy talks of her early family history, life and memories. She gives a detailed description of her father working for the Hokonui Rabbit Board; and goes on to describe her education and later training as a Homecraft teacher. Dorothy includes a description of domestic life when she was growing up, her interest in Judo and stock-car racing, and the effects of the 1984 floods on her extended family.
Dates: 2009

LOVETT, Bailey Ann interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 6
Identifier: H0055
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. In this interview Bailey gives a description of Bluff life and activities e.g. Oyster Festival. She discusses her family’s connection with fishing, her early education and studying to become a Marine Biologist and what this entailed. Bailey describes experiences such as studying shell fish, shark tagging and research on whales, dolphins, sharks and seals.
Dates: 2011

METZGER, Nicholas Graham (Tiny) interviewed by Lloyd Esler

 Record Group — Box: 5
Identifier: H0143
Overview Tiny tells of his education from primary through to night class, where he did a carpentry apprenticeship. This lead to employment building Government houses - commercial buildings - country jobs. He goes on to talk in detail about the Mutton Bird Islands, the requirements needed to participate in the mutton bird season e.g. the processing, storage, making of the kelp storage bags, and the cooking of them. He describes in detail the islands, the management and laws relating to them,...
Dates: 2008

TOU, Maiatua interviewed by Lisa Essetera Tou

 Record Group — Box: 7
Identifier: H0062
Overview In this interview Maiatua talks of his early life, family, education and Sunday School on Mitiaro in the Cook Islands. He goes onto recall arriving in Auckland, his first impressions and employment and moving to Bluff to work at Ocean Beach and Alliance Freezing works. He talks of his life highlights and the building of a holiday home in Raratonga.
Dates: 2011

WEST, Victor Clyde interviewed by Richard Savory

 Record Group — Box: 40
Identifier: H0382
Dates: 2018