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McCONECHY Graham Spencer interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 19
Identifier: H0053
Overview This interview is a topic based interview about the 1984 flood and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood. In this interview Graham tells of his family history, his parent’s employment history, his life and his education in Invercargill. He did his apprenticeship as a builder but followed his interest in photography gaining employment in this field. His other interest was Citizen Brand Radio through which he was involved with Civil Defence during the 1984 floods.
Dates: 2011

MURRAY, Daphne Isabel and Brian Maxwell interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 19
Identifier: H0015
Overview This interview forms part of the 1984 Southland Flood Collection and is a topic based interview and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood. Daphne undertook a support roll through Red Cross. There is a description of the history and purpose of Red Cross. She covers the collection and distribution of food, clothing and bedding as well as describing the daily Civil Defense meetings. Brian was a Housing Corp Building inspector and assessed damage to the flooded homes and he gives...
Dates: 2010

PEARSON, Charles Brian interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 18
Identifier: H0147
Overview This interview is a topic based interview about the 1984 flood and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood. Charles tells of the 1984 flood in Otautau. At the time he was the Deputy Chairman of the Otautau Community Board. He recalls and describes the lead up to the flood, e.g. warnings etc., and the need to balance the assistance of the Chairman and looking after his own family and home, which ended up being flooded. He talks about the after effects of the flood on homes and...
Dates: 2009

STEARNE, Patricia Ann interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 11
Identifier: H0161
Overview This interview is a topic based interview about the 1984 flood and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood. In this interview Pat gives a background to her involvement as a volunteer as a St John Ambulance Officer in Otautau. She goes onto describe the 1984 flood in Otautau, the preparation for evacuation, watching the water break through, no telephone communication, the taking of a patient to Kew Hospital and the flood condition observed on the way. Pat also tells of the after...
Dates: 2009

STODDART, Edith Anne interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 9
Identifier: H0030
Overview Mrs Stoddart recalls in-depth her involvement in Civil Defence through training as a qualified instructor and the various situations she was involved with i.e. 1978 Mataura Floods, Mt Erebus disaster and the 1984 floods. She discusses the aftermath of the flooding practically as in the cleanup process, finding accommodation/clothing etc. and the importance of psychological help after such disasters.
Dates: 2010