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AYSON, Peter Douglas Giffin interviewed by Wendy Williamson

 Record Group — Box: 17
Identifier: H0119
Overview In this interview Peter talks of his family settling at Warepa and their history. His Grandfather wrote a book titled ‘Pioneering in Otago’ and Peter himself wrote a book about the Ayson Story. He was appointed the Chief of the Ayson Society. He recalls memories of his home, his mother’s chores e.g. laundry, cooking etc., his own chores, silent movies and the first talking movie. He covers social customs events and gatherings e.g. Christmas, gift evenings. Peter tells of his education,...
Dates: 2009

BRADLEY, Norah Kathleen Interviewed by Ann Irving

 Record Group — Box: 43
Identifier: H0464
Dates: 2005 - 2006

BRAND, Esther Mary interviewed by Ann Irving

 Record Group — Box: 8
Identifier: H0236
Dates: 2004

CATTO, Leslie John (Jack) interviewed by Margaret McDougall

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: H0093
Overview In this interview Jack tells of his family, growing up on the farm i.e. the home, going to school, food chores etc. He goes on to talk of his marriage and children; and describes the war years and its effect on his family i.e. death of his brother. Jack also talks about the history of their farm e.g. 3 generations, accidents and type of farming.
Dates: 2012

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

DAWSON, Ian Maurice Joseph interviewed by Judith Thomas

 Record Group — Box: 25
Identifier: H0402
Dates: 2019

DICKIE, Ronald Stevenson interviewed by Richard Savory

 Record Group — Box: 39
Identifier: H0378
Dates: 2018

DICKSON, Lindsay interviewed by Judith Thomas

 Record Group — Box: 25
Identifier: H0407
Dates: 2019

DUFFY, Catherine Mary interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Container: Box 22
Identifier: H0264
Overview This interview is part of the Gorge Road Collection. In this interview Mary talks of her family history and immigration from Ireland. Her family moved to a farm close to the Waituna Lagoon. She describes Kapuka South School, transport to school, classroom setup and general school day of the era. The family had an orchard in Roxbourgh. Mary began playing the piano when at secondary school and details her various experiences playing in the community. She goes on to describe the family farm,...
Dates: 2016

ERICSON Muriel interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 9
Identifier: H0017
Overview Muriel discusses her family and education history which reflects on the times i.e. training to be a teacher and her first posting at Nightcaps, marriage, life on the farm pre electricity and telephone; country life, being a member of the WDFF through which she ran sewing classes. Muriel tells of their connections with Waipara lighthouse and her husband Ronald’s war years.
Dates: 2007

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