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AYSON, Peter Douglas Giffin interviewed by Wendy Williamson

 Record Group — Box: 17
Identifier: H0119
Overview In this interview Peter talks of his family settling at Warepa and their history. His Grandfather wrote a book titled ‘Pioneering in Otago’ and Peter himself wrote a book about the Ayson Story. He was appointed the Chief of the Ayson Society. He recalls memories of his home, his mother’s chores e.g. laundry, cooking etc., his own chores, silent movies and the first talking movie. He covers social customs events and gatherings e.g. Christmas, gift evenings. Peter tells of his education,...
Dates: 2009

COYLE, David John interviewed by Joy Lietze

 Record Group — Box: 28
Identifier: H0189
Dates: 2013

HOWDEN, Violet May interviewed by Richard Savory

 Record Group — Box: 37
Identifier: H0361
Dates: 2018

KENNEDY Irene Margaret interviewed by Joy Lietze

 Record Group — Container: Box 22
Identifier: H0031
Overview This interview covers Irene's early life in Browns and her time in the Women's War Service Auxiliary working in a flax mill in Tapanui. After the war she remained in Tapanui and worked first in the hospital and then in the Post Office where she worked as the local postie for 18 years. Irene was very keen on fishing, she fished actively for over 50 years and enjoyed meeting interesting people along the riverbank. Irene was Area Representative for Student Travel Schools.
Dates: 2010

LIETZE, Sadie May interviewed by Joy Lietze

 Record Group — Box: 19
Identifier: H0058
Overview In the first interview Sadie talks of her early life, education, health and family on a dairy farm on the Otago Peninsula. After leaving school Sadie attended Dunedin Tech and studied art, English, and maths for 2 years. Her family moved to Burke where Sadie found employment. During the war years Sadie joined the NZ Women’s Land Service where she worked in Omarama and Kelso. When in Kelso she met her husband. She goes onto to talk about her family and involvement in the women’s section of...
Dates: 2011

MARK, Alan Francis interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 42
Identifier: H0433
Dates: 2021

McDONALD, Archibald Henry interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 10
Identifier: H0140
Overview In this interview Archie gives a family history and an account of where his ancestors settled in New Zealand on arrival from Scotland. He tells of the depression and growing up during it; and gives an account of how his family brought him up, looking at being an only child and chores he had to do e.g. prepare the copper for wash days and growing a veggie garden. He goes on to tell of his times spent on his grandparents’ farm e.g. with cousins, the process of milking, and rabbit shooting. He...
Dates: 2008

ROULSTON, William Kenneth interviewed by Joy Lietze

 Record Group — Box: 21
Identifier: H0050
Overview In this interview Bill recalls and reflects on his early life on the family farm at Hillend and the purchase of their property at Toropuke. He goes on to talk of his experiences in the anti-tank unit in Italy during the Second World War. He follows on with his return to the farm at Toropuke and how his experiences at war initially impacted on his life on his return. He looks at the improvements he made while farming the property, marriage and family; and at times compares happenings of today...
Dates: 2011

SMITH, Graeme John interviewed by Rosalyn Smith

 Record Group — Box: 24
Identifier: H0088
Overview In this interview Graeme looks at family history of parents/grandparents, their farm, employment, and marriages. Graeme recalls family outings, childhood activities, education, sports, interest in drama and his apprenticeship as a carpenter. He also covers his marriage, children and his involvement in community projects and fundraising in Tapanui e.g. the building of the Tapanui Community Centre; and his love of history and writing ‘Tapanui turns 100'.
Dates: 2011

TURNER, Ann interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 44
Identifier: H0371
Overview This interview was commissioned by Women's Division of Federated Farmers for a project entitled Pioneer Women. In this interview, Ann talks about how her family came to New Zealand from England on the Scimitar. She talks about early life in Lowburn, in Central Otago. Ann went to school in Invercargill and then she worked at Mt Pisa Station. She talks about rabbitting, farm life and her large family.
Dates: 1990