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CHISHOLM, Robert John interviewed by Ann McKenzie

 Record Group — Box: 28
Identifier: H0190
Overview In this interview Robert tells of his family history, his earliest memories of home aged 2 years, family life, education as well as local history around the Tokanui/Waikawa area. His first job was driving a tractor aged 14. He became ill with rheumatic fever. He goes on to tell of marriage, children and working for a carrying company, Southland County – Roading – and engineers Jones-Graham Hyde. He also talks about Chisholm Bros., and his work on constructing roads in the area. His interests...
Dates: 2013

JOHNSTONE, Thomas William Edward (Tom) interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 14
Identifier: H0295
Overview In this interview, Thomas talks about his recollections of Drummond Village and the school in the 1920s. He talks about his experiences during World War II. He trained at Forbury, Burnham and Trentham and served in Egypt, North Africa and Italy as a gunner in the 29 Battery, Head Quarters and 6 Field Regiment (No. 283856). He talks about the comradeship, down time activities, allowances, receiving parcels and letters from home and what it was like coming home after the war ended.
Dates: 2017

MILLAR, William Glover interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 26
Identifier: H0144
Overview In this interview William recounts his family history, his education and love of sports. He played in the 1st 15 at Southland Boys High school and Western District later going on to become a referee of senior rugby. He mostly discusses his employment where he worked a season at the Linen Factory before becoming a stock agent. He describes the processing of the linen flax and gives a detailed account of his responsibilities as a stock agent. He was based in Otautau and worked around Southland....
Dates: 2007

RUTLEDGE, Jason and Leicester interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 39
Identifier: H0060
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. In this interview Leicester tells of coming to Southland from Canterbury at the age of 16 and his career in Rugby becoming an All Black in 1978; later he spent 2 years coaching the Italian team. Jason also talks of his rugby career, his views on Southland and winning the Ranfurly Shield.
Dates: 2011

SOPER, Alistair (Ack) interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 11
Identifier: H0158
Overview In the first interview Ack covers his family history, his education, marriage and life in Athol including in this weather conditions, railway services, the industry that goes around farming and social life e.g. dances, movies etc. He tells of various farming types used e.g. sheep and fescue as a cash crop. He also mentions goldmining at Nokomai. In the second interview Ack discusses, describes and reflects on his long association with the game of rugby through playing from grass roots up to...
Dates: 2007