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Record Group — Box: 24
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...
Record Group — Box: 25
Record Group — Box: 10
Overview In this interview William gives a description of the layout of their large family home near Waimahaka. He tells of his close family, his education and employment. On the farm they had Hereford cattle and a Romney sheep stud and used horses for stock work. He and his wife saved 150 acres of bush through QEll Trust Covenant. His uncle James invented Holms Patent Coupling link for the ploughing harness.
Record Group — Box: 6
Overview Roland talks of his family history and settlement at Bayswater on their 1000 acre farm called Studleigh. He looks at the use of draft horses on the farm, the depression years, the growing and processing of linen flax for the war effort. After the war the crops changed to wheat, barley, and oats. He describes the care and contribution of sheep, horses and dogs. Roland mentions bus services and the Thornbury Vintage Museum; and reflects on his life.
Record Group — Box: 2
Overview Hugh talks of his family history, his siblings’ lives and choices. He talks in detail of farming practices, produce and his return to the farm after his time in World War 2 and the benefits of his attendance of a farming course at Lincoln. He describes his time at war in detail.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1871 - 1911
Found in: Invercargill City Libraries and Archives
Record Group — Container: Box 22
Overview In this interview Margaret covers her family history, her education and the subjects taught. She returned to the family sheep farm where she took over the running of the home due to her mother’s illness. She describes/discusses some of the family traditions i.e. holidays at Riverton and family Christmas; the war years, rationing, meeting her husband Arthur and living in Trotter house ‘Roslin’ and what this involved. Margaret’s interests include: Women’s Division, writing books on family and...
Record Group — Box: 8
Overview This interview is divided into three parts. The first is a joint one in which Bill and Francis Watt tell of their first meeting, social life of the time, marriage and honeymoon. This followed by employment history through to becoming manager of Mount Hamilton and later a field officer based in Invercargill. In Bill’s interview he tells of his family history, early life and memories in Timaru and the shift to Matarua after the death of both his parents. He looks at his life here e.g. education,...
- Southland Oral History Project 7
- Invercargill City Libraries and Archives 1
- Oral history 7
- World War, 1939-1945 5
- Eastern Southland (N.Z.) 4
- Agriculture 2
- Northern Southland (N.Z.) 2
- Western Southland (N.Z.) 2
- Cattle Farming 1
- Central Southland (N.Z.) 1
- Depressions -- 1929 1
- Flax Industry 1
- Hunt riding 1
- Lumsden (N.Z.) 1
- Mataura (N.Z.) 1
- Southland (N.Z.) 1
- Woodlands (N.Z.) 1 ∧ less
- Macfie, Cathy 2
- Templeton, Janice 2
- Black, Robert Theodore (Bob) 1
- Burnett, Nancy 1
- Holms, William Turnbull 1