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BRAVEN, Wiliam Edward (Ted) interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 19
Identifier: H0095
Overview Ted grew up at Forest Hill. In this interview he looks at his family history, describes rabbiting, trapping and the processing of the rabbits. He goes onto describe his farming life after taking over the farm after his father’s death in 1942. He was good with machinery which lead him to repairing his neighbours machinery and inventing the Suction Dredge for Gold mining when he became involved in gold mining. He tells of going hunting, tramping and climbing; of his involvement with rifle...
Dates: 2011 - 2012

DUFFY, Catherine Mary interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Container: Box 22
Identifier: H0264
Overview This interview is part of the Gorge Road Collection. In this interview Mary talks of her family history and immigration from Ireland. Her family moved to a farm close to the Waituna Lagoon. She describes Kapuka South School, transport to school, classroom setup and general school day of the era. The family had an orchard in Roxbourgh. Mary began playing the piano when at secondary school and details her various experiences playing in the community. She goes on to describe the family farm,...
Dates: 2016

KENNEDY Roland Thomas interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 6
Identifier: H0040
Overview Roland talks of his family history and settlement at Bayswater on their 1000 acre farm called Studleigh. He looks at the use of draft horses on the farm, the depression years, the growing and processing of linen flax for the war effort. After the war the crops changed to wheat, barley, and oats. He describes the care and contribution of sheep, horses and dogs. Roland mentions bus services and the Thornbury Vintage Museum; and reflects on his life.
Dates: 2007

McALISTER, John Francis interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 20
Identifier: H0137
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 John talks of his work with Southland District Council as a water operator and prior to that as an electrical contractor. The subject of the interview is a flood and its effects on Otautau, Western Southland and his own work efforts during this time. John was working for the Wallace County Council at the time and looks at how they got the Water System...
Dates: 2009

McARA, Eileen Ellen and Donald Keith Interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 23
Identifier: H0321
Overview This interview is part of the Gorge Road Collection.In this interview Eileen and Donald discuss their early life and families growing up in Gorge Road District. Eileen recalls domestic life on the farm and resources needed with there being no electricity; farming practices, her education and sporting interests. Donald tells of the Gorge Road Village detailing the various shops. They also tell of the events/activities at the hall. Donald goes on to recall his employment first of all in sawmills...
Dates: 2017

McDOWELL, John Stuart (Boggy) interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 6
Identifier: H0061
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. In this interview John discusses and describes his family history, life on the farm at Boggy Burn, his education- particularly at Central Southland College, sporting interests and interest in music. After talking with the careers advisor John decided on a career in Radio. He talks of his career, which started in Dunedin, his return to Invercargill, his views on Southland and life here and the Southland Music...
Dates: 2011

MONTEATH, Robert Ernest interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 23
Identifier: H0320
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the Gorge Road Project. In this interview Robert tells of his family history dating back to grandfather, father and fathers siblings. Robert attended Gorge Road School and Southland Boys High school. He was an axe man representing NZ in 1962 and played rugby for Southern Clubs. He goes onto describe the runnings and workings of Niederers Flax Mill. His family developed their farm at Gorge-Kaupuka South Road. Robert was a contract hay baler for 25 years. He...
Dates: 2017