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COLLINSON, Mary Ellen (Nellie) interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 24
Identifier: H0377
Overview Nellie was 95 at the time of this interview. She talks about her parents coming to New Zealand from the UK and arriving in Bluff. Her father was involved in the building part of the hospital in Invercargill when it was sited in Dee Street, the Mataura freezing works and the Royal Mail Hotel in Lumsden. Her mother, Grace Wilson, was very good at needlework. Nellie talks about her school days and games played as a child. On leaving school, Nellie went to work for H&J Smiths. She then nursed...
Dates: 1993

ERSKINE Russell John interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 9
Identifier: H0038
Overview Russell talks of his family history and settling at Otatara which was very isolated. He describes methods used in rabbiting; his passion for construction and the uses of the Oreti River i.e. gravel haulage.
Dates: 2006

FERGUSON, Wendy Patricia Evelyn by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 41
Identifier: H0419
Overview This interview covers Wendy's family's history in Otatara and her upbringing on a farm. Wendy talks about her husband and his accidental death in a car crash. She also talks about the Otatara community throughout her life.
Dates: 2020

GERKEN, Muriel Anne interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 43
Identifier: H0440
Overview In this interview Muriel shares family history, her interest in horse riding, and friendships. She tells of her marriage to Raymond Gerken and of building their first home in Otatara. They built a second home on their property on Black Road Otarara. She describes the Otatara Community and some of its identities. She has a love for running an interest she shares with her son Jason.
Dates: 2021

McFARLANE, Nola Patricia interview by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 42
Identifier: H0428
Overview In this interview Nola shares childhood memories of family, education, sports, the depression, employment, games and interests e.g., playing the bagpipes. She details meeting her husband, planning their wedding and mountaineering honeymoon. They built their first house in Joseph Street, before shifting to Otatara and building there on a life style block. Nola also shares a story of husband, Jim, joining the Nepal Expedition with Sir Edmund Hillary and an accident Jim had there and his...
Dates: 2020

McKENZIE, Margaret Jean interviewed by Kerry Murray

 Record Group — Box: 29
Identifier: H0217
Dates: 2014

Otatara Bush School

 Record Group
Identifier: A0366
Dates: Majority of material found within 1878 - 1924

Otatara Flower Show

 Record Group
Identifier: A0092
Dates: Majority of material found within 1956 - 1996

Otatara Lioness Club

 Record Group
Identifier: A0554
Dates: Majority of material found within 1982 - 1992

Otatara School

 Record Group
Identifier: A0264
Dates: Majority of material found within 1895 - 2004