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AYSON, Peter Leicester interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 12
Identifier: H0303
Overview This interview is a topic based interview about the 1984 flood and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood.
Dates: 2009

AYSON, Peter Leicester interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 20
Identifier: H0120
Overview Peter tells his family history, the birth of his twin and himself prematurely, and his siblings. He talks of the effects on Otautau and his upbringing of the outbreak of World War 2. His family was more self-sufficient on the farm having eggs, homemade butter and wiener pigs to sell. He attended secondary school in Invercargill returning home to the farm. He gives a description of running their dairy and sheep farm and hay making. He took over the farm in 1961 and when it became too small he...
Dates: 2006

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

BURKE, Alma Mary interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 15
Identifier: H0296
Overview This interview is part of the Gorge Road Project.
Dates: 2017

CHECKETTS, Robert Neville interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 5
Identifier: H0029
Overview This interview is a topic based interview about the 1984 flood and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood. Neville gives an in-depth account of the 1984 Floods and his contribution at this time through the Fire Police and radio technology and communications; His interest in Amateur Radio which lead to his career as a radio technician and his lifelong involvement with Boys Brigade.
Dates: 2010

DRAKE, Reginald Earl Drake interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 25
Identifier: H0121
Overview This interview is a topic based interview about the 1984 flood and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood. Reginald worked for Wallace County Council as Senior Building Inspector after being a builder in Tuatapere. Reginald recalls how the flood unfolded, its effects on the Otautau and surrounding areas and services and Civil Defense. He also tells of his role after the flood as a building inspector, the impact of the flood on infrastructure, working in a team and the...
Dates: 2009

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

FLETT, James Robert Lyon (Jim) interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: H0106
Overview In this interview James talks of his family history and the arrival of his father, who was a baker, to New Zealand in 1902. Father and Uncle had a bakery first in Balfour then in Otautau before buying a farm with brother Tom in 1902. James tells of his parents wedding and his father’s involvement in the community. He recalls memories of school days, education at the Southern Technical College and the declaration of World War 2. He goes onto tell of his recreational past times, religion and...
Dates: 2013

GRAY, Colin Alexander interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 23
Identifier: H0049
Overview This interview is a topic based interview about the 1984 flood and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood. In this interview Colin talks about and describes his family, education and employment first training as a Drafts Person before applying for a Survey Cadetship through the Lands and Survey Department. He was appointment as Staff Surveyor Invercargill and later as Town Planning Officer. He also trained for flooding problems through Civil Defence. Colin goes on to recall...
Dates: 2011

GUTSELL, Peter Fordyce interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 8
Identifier: H0126
Overview This interview is a topic based interview about the 1984 flood and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood. In this interview Peter looks at his occupation as a bricklayer i.e. training and employers before coming self-employed. He talks of his involvement with the Fire Brigade, the 1984 flood and contributing factors to this, damage caused and the role he played during this time; and the aftermath clean up. Through these recollections Peter tells many stories and refers to...
Dates: 2009

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