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Record Group — Box: 1
Overview In this interview Donald recalls family history dating back to Great Grandparents and the history of their/his property at Greenbush, his own early life and family life and education. After leaving school he went to shearing school and took over the running of the family farm with his brother Robert. He tells of the various farming practices during this time. The family was eventually sold to his son Scott.
Dates: Majority of material found within 2012-2013
Record Group — Box: 8
Overview In this interview Andrew describes and details his education, joining the Woodlands Rabbit Board, and later working at the Fortification saw mill; describing the workings of the mill and the living conditions. After the war he became a contractor which led him and Jack Scarlet to design an elevator to load fertilizer as well as a winch and crane to shift gear on the back of the truck. In 1952 he brought the family farm, farming dairy and sheep until 1977, when he sold up and went to work at the...
Record Group — Box: 31
Overview This interview looks at Jack’s family history around Wyndham-Waimahaka-Fortrose. The family farm was called ‘Alameda’. Jack details and describes his early memories of his education, the polio epidemic and its affects, jobs he did on the farm and farming types and practices e.g. sheep sharing, transporting of stock. He looks at the changes to farming and the district after WW2 and social life of the time e.g. football, dances, floundering, whitebaiting, eeling and car types.