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Record Group — Box: 3
Overview This interview covers Bob’s working life at the Flax Mill where he grew up in Redan, Eastern Southland. Detailed accounts of the working of the mill including a description of the dam and water race – turbines. Also some discussion of farming and contracting.
Record Group — Box: 18
Overview In this interview whilst Avis covers her family history dating back to her grandparents, she predominantly focuses on the flax industry through reflecting on and describing her family’s involvement in this industry, the history of the industry and its workers. Avis also covers her education, employment and siblings.
Record Group — Box: 21
Overview Myrle talks of her family background, life, religion, education and growing up in Balfour where her family were the local bakers. She goes onto to tell of her employment history - at the local Grocer’s shop, looking after children for the Farry family in Gore and joining the Air Force at the outbreak of World War 2. After the war she talks of her marriage and family.