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BOYLE Norma interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 4
Identifier: H0034
Overview Norma describes her personal education history at Tuatapere School, Dux of Nightcaps District School, attendances at Southland Girls High and later to training College. She talks of teaching techniques and outlines her teaching career as well as comparing the current education system with past.
Dates: 2007

CARDNO, Frana Grace interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 15
Identifier: H0223
Overview Frana had a full and interesting life which she shares in this detailed interview. Frana talks of her family, career as a Kindergarten teacher, marriage, children, life in Te Anau, and her creation of a private Kindergarten. She looks at her passion for Fiordland and being part of the campaign to save Lake Manapouri and Te Anau from Hyrdro power development. She saw a need for a Public Library in Te Anau and lead to her being elected to the Wallace County Community Board, which lead to her...
Dates: 2014

CULLEN, Heather Jean interviewed by Kelly Haydon

 Record Group — Box: 17
Identifier: H0087
Overview In this interview Heather tells of her family and education at: Morton Mains School, Mataura Primary School and Gore High School as well as her tertiary education at Dunedin Training College and subjects at University. Heather recalls her reasons for becoming a teacher and her teaching career. She goes on to talk about her marriage to Peter, the building of their home, the neighbours, neighbourhood and the history behind the naming of their street (North Terrace.) In retirement she and Peter...
Dates: 2011

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

EXCELL, Walter interviewed by David van Tongeren

 Record Group — Box: 45
Identifier: H0451
Overview In this interview Walter discusses family, education, employment, teaching career and leisure pursuits e.g. fishing and hunting that bolstered food supplies. He talks about being a conscientious objector and the consequences of this on his life. He goes on to share some history of mines in Western Southland and some local stories e.g. the first and only train robbery in Southland.
Dates: 1994

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

KELLOCK, Veda May interviewed by Gill Poplur

 Record Group — Box: 2
Identifier: H0208
Overview In this interview Veda describes, details and recalls her musical family with her father as a singer and conductor and her mother who taught piano and singing. She goes on to tell of her own musical achievements in singing and piano and as a music teacher. She pursued this interest through Trinity College London and was eventually being awarded with a Fellowship of Trinity School London. Veda went on to become a music teacher and over the years received many awards including becoming a Fellow...
Dates: 2014

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

MASON, Barbara Jean interviewed by Virginia Henderson

 Record Group — Box: 26
Identifier: H0118
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the Wendon Valley Research Project. In this interview Barbara talks of her family history dating back to her grandparents, the purchase of the family farm at Wyndham Valley and the history of the family here; and of her marriage to Bill Mason and move to Otara where they took over Bill’s uncles farm. She describes what it was like for her to leave Wyndham Valley to go to Otara. Barbara also recalls her education at Wyndham Valley School and a little local...
Dates: 2012

MILLER, Elizabeth Carolyn (Liz) interviewed by Gill Poplur

 Record Group — Box: 31
Identifier: H0231
Overview In this interview Liz discusses and tells the story of her family covering topics such as: family interest in reading, recreational activities, wartime restrictions and memories, her education kindergarten through to Dunedin Teachers College and a Chinese built cave her parents lived in during the depression.
Dates: 2015