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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

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

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

DANIEL, Olive interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 3
Identifier: H0002
Overview This interview covers Olive’s early life in Northern Southland, her attendances at Lumsden School and subsequent School Jubilees. She gives a description of rabbiting and talks of her work history, marriage, children and shop ownership with husband Jim. Has an explanation of RSA WELFARE in relation to life after husband’s death. Talks about life in small communities.
Dates: Majority of material found within 2008 - 2010

DICKIE, Ronald Stevenson interviewed by Richard Savory

 Record Group — Box: 39
Identifier: H0378
Dates: 2018

DUFFY, Catherine Mary interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Container: Box 22
Identifier: H0264
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,...
Dates: 2016

ERICSON Muriel interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 9
Identifier: H0017
Overview Muriel discusses her family and education history which reflects on the times i.e. training to be a teacher and her first posting at Nightcaps, marriage, life on the farm pre electricity and telephone; country life, being a member of the WDFF through which she ran sewing classes. Muriel tells of their connections with Waipara lighthouse and her husband Ronald’s war years.
Dates: 2007