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Record Group — Box: 3
Overview The interview covers Mr Booth's childhood in Nightcaps, farming at Bowmont Station, and work at the coal mines.
Record Group — Box: 4
Overview This interview looks at the building of the new Mossburn Community Centre, the fund raising efforts of the community e.g. Mossburn 1600 (bike ride) which is described in detail. It goes onto the construction and opening of the new centre which has several clubs within it e.g. Rifle range, Netball Courts, Basketball, and Badminton etc.
Record Group — Box: 3
Overview This interview covers Olive’s early life in Northern Southland, her attendances at Lumsden School and subsequent School Jubilees. She gives a description of rabbiting and talks of her work history, marriage, children and shop ownership with husband Jim. Has an explanation of RSA WELFARE in relation to life after husband’s death. Talks about life in small communities.
Dates: Majority of material found within 2008 - 2010
Record Group — Box: 9
Overview Muriel discusses her family and education history which reflects on the times i.e. training to be a teacher and her first posting at Nightcaps, marriage, life on the farm pre electricity and telephone; country life, being a member of the WDFF through which she ran sewing classes. Muriel tells of their connections with Waipara lighthouse and her husband Ronald’s war years.
Record Group — Box: 1
Overview Carl tells of his family history and life growing up in a large family on a dairy farm around Rotorua. Deer Culling for skins brought him south to Glenorchy, after which he returned to milling at the Tapanui Mill. He goes on to describe and explain his employment in forestry and in the sawmilling industry where he started and owned a mill in Lumsden. He discusses the various contracts and growth of this business.
Dates: Majority of material found within 2008 - 2011
Record Group — Box: 10
Overview In this interview Christine describes her family life on her Grandfathers farm at Waimatua. Talks about her grandfather using draught horse, harvest time, hay making and harvesting oats. Christine also looks at her mother’s Blondell family history. Her father worked in Brown Owl Café, the Grand Hotel and the Southland Hotel as Manager before family moved to the farm.
Dates: 2007; 2007
Record Group — Box: 6
Overview In this interview Doreen tells the story of her family history and their employment; the depression and the loss of the farm; her own education and employment until marriage and family. She tells the individual stories of her siblings’ lives and education. As well as describing the effects of the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 on her family, friends and the wider community of Waimahaka/Fortrose.
- Eastern Southland (N.Z.) 3
- Northern Southland (N.Z.) 3
- World War, 1939-1945 2
- Agriculture 1
- Coal mines and mining 1
- Depressions -- 1929 1
- Education 1
- Forests and forestry 1
- Influenza Epidemic, 1918 - 1919 1
- Invercargill (N.Z.) 1
- Mossburn (N.Z.) 1
- Nightcaps (N.Z.) 1
- Western Southland (N.Z.) 1 ∧ less
- Booth, Vincent Paul 1
- Coghlan, Beverley 1
- Coghlan, Gerald 1
- Daniel, Olive 1
- Ericson, Muriel 1