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McLEOD, Andrew Bain interviewed by Ann Irving

 Record Group — Box: 8
Identifier: H0141
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...
Dates: 2007

STIRLING, John Alexander (Jack) interviewed by Jane Craske

 Record Group — Box: 31
Identifier: H0229
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.
Dates: 2015

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