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Record Group — Container: Box 22
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,...
Record Group — Box: 38
Overview Mary describes growing up and family life on a farm on the Morton Mains Estate, near Waituna. Her parents died when she was 20 years old and she and her 18-year-old sister brought up her younger siblings. She talks about the opening of the Oteramika Hall. Mary describes industries in the area: dairy factories, the sugar of milk factory at Edendale and a tinned rabbit factory and linen flax mill in Woodlands. She married a neighbour, Alexander McMillan and moved to his farm in Waituna where she...
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...