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BAXTER, Sylvia Muriel Mathilde interviewed by Maree Wilks

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

McDONALD, Archibald Henry interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 10
Identifier: H0140
Overview In this interview Archie gives a family history and an account of where his ancestors settled in New Zealand on arrival from Scotland. He tells of the depression and growing up during it; and gives an account of how his family brought him up, looking at being an only child and chores he had to do e.g. prepare the copper for wash days and growing a veggie garden. He goes on to tell of his times spent on his grandparents’ farm e.g. with cousins, the process of milking, and rabbit shooting. He...
Dates: 2008

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

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