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BECK, Russell Joseph interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 14
Identifier: H0278
Overview In this interview Russell tells of his early life, education, family background and how this influenced his interests and later career. He began working at Southland Museum and later became the Director. Russell details his career, the development of the Museum and his retirement sculptural projects using both Oamaru Stone and Metal. Throughout the interview he talks of his family, their achievements and the support/partnership of his wife Ann whose skills complimented his own.
Dates: 2017

CARDNO, Frana Grace interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 15
Identifier: H0223
Overview Frana had a full and interesting life which she shares in this detailed interview. Frana talks of her family, career as a Kindergarten teacher, marriage, children, life in Te Anau, and her creation of a private Kindergarten. She looks at her passion for Fiordland and being part of the campaign to save Lake Manapouri and Te Anau from Hyrdro power development. She saw a need for a Public Library in Te Anau and lead to her being elected to the Wallace County Community Board, which lead to her...
Dates: 2014

ERSKINE Russell John interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 9
Identifier: H0038
Overview Russell talks of his family history and settling at Otatara which was very isolated. He describes methods used in rabbiting; his passion for construction and the uses of the Oreti River i.e. gravel haulage.
Dates: 2006

HOLMS, William Turnbull interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 10
Identifier: H0028
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.
Dates: 2006

WATT, William Patrick (Bill) and Francis Hope Glenaray interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 8
Identifier: H0043
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,...
Dates: 2007