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Record Group — Box: 4
Overview This interview covers David’s family history, his involvement in the Army in the pacific and his shift to Lumsden in 1946 where he went into partnership in the grocery store with Ray Pickering. Later this became Brown Brothers and traded for 40 years. There is a description of how this business operated and the addition of the rural mail to it. David describes his interests which include: his rugby career, driver for St John’s Ambulance, RSA, Senior Citizens, and Lions.
Record Group — Box: 9
Overview Thelma describes her early life and catching the Kinston Flyer to Balfour School from Lintley near Lumsden. She was man powered onto the family farm during WW2 and discusses these years and the depression years. Thelma talks of her: marriage, purchase of land near Balfour, family, involvement in country activities and interests in golf and gardening.
Record Group — Box: 8
Overview Margaret talks of early life on the family farm at Five Rivers describing daily life routines of school, working on the farm after school and the need to order groceries from Invercargill. She recalls recreational pursuits e.g. sports, dances and craft work. Margret goes on to tell of her own children and families and their education. She was a member of St John’s Ambulance for almost 50 years, the caretaker of the Lumsden Hall and School for 28 years and involved in fundraising for the...