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AYSON, Peter Douglas Giffin interviewed by Wendy Williamson

 Record Group — Box: 17
Identifier: H0119
Overview In this interview Peter talks of his family settling at Warepa and their history. His Grandfather wrote a book titled ‘Pioneering in Otago’ and Peter himself wrote a book about the Ayson Story. He was appointed the Chief of the Ayson Society. He recalls memories of his home, his mother’s chores e.g. laundry, cooking etc., his own chores, silent movies and the first talking movie. He covers social customs events and gatherings e.g. Christmas, gift evenings. Peter tells of his education,...
Dates: 2009

BATT, Harold Ernest Norman (Ernie) and Joan interviewed by Richard Savory

 Record Group — Box: 5
Identifier: H0072
Overview This interview looks at Ernie’s early life growing at Waimatuku, joining the army, training at Papakura and disembarking for Egypt. He gives a description of training in Egypt and Greece with 5th Field Regiment; Describes fighting in Greece-Crete. Ernie ecame a prisoner of war (POW) in Stalag 8b and discusses his time there. He met Joan when he returned to England. After the war they settled in Winton where he started his own contracting business and Joan was very involved in Plunket, Croquet,...
Dates: 2008

BLACK, Robert Theodore (Bob) interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 24
Identifier: H0092
Overview Bob looks at family history and their settling on the Ermadale farm, its condition, childhood chores and child pass times e.g. hut building and collecting birds eggs. He briefly looks at the war years; his marriage, children and of a 100 acres farm at Gropers Bush. He eventual grew his farm ownership to 1100 acres between Gropers Bush, Waipango and Ermadale; talking of the condition and farming of these. He also worked as a contractor and shearer and purchased a portable hay baler working...
Dates: 2012

BOOTH, Vincent Paul interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 3
Identifier: H0001
Overview The interview covers Mr Booth's childhood in Nightcaps, farming at Bowmont Station, and work at the coal mines.
Dates: 2009

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

BROWN, David Morton interviewed by Ailsa Dawson

 Record Group — Box: 4
Identifier: H0024
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.
Dates: 2007

BUCKINGHAM, Ian Robert (Buck) interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 37
Identifier: H0358
Overview Note that, as well as the oral history, there is a recording of Ian's memorial service included on the CD. Due to Ian's sudden death, the interviewer was unable to complete the oral history so the eulogies have been included to give some more information on his life.
Dates: 2018

CARMICHAEL, Joyce interviewed by Marianne Widmer

 Record Group — Box: 3
Identifier: H0035
Overview This interview covers Joyce’s early life and family history farming at Dipton, her education and employment history. Gives an overview of the war years after which she married and shifted to Gummies Bush. She talks of this time, her husband, children and extended family. Joyce was very involved in the community e.g. Plunket, Anglican Church Thornbury, Southland Regional Council, Rural Women NZ (WDFF) etc. In 1993 she was awarded the National Bank Women’s Suffrage Award.
Dates: 2006

CATTO, Leslie John (Jack) interviewed by Margaret McDougall

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: H0093
Overview In this interview Jack tells of his family, growing up on the farm i.e. the home, going to school, food chores etc. He goes on to talk of his marriage and children; and describes the war years and its effect on his family i.e. death of his brother. Jack also talks about the history of their farm e.g. 3 generations, accidents and type of farming.
Dates: 2012

COGHLAN, Gerald and Beverley interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 4
Identifier: H0071
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.
Dates: 2007

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