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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

HILL, Ken and Catherine interviewed by Lynne Grove

 Record Group — Box: 39
Identifier: H0103
Overview This interview is a topic based interview covering ditch digging and land drainage in Southland. Ken and Catherine talk about the recollections ofa common grandfather, Ernie Coster, who was a ditch digger.
Dates: 2006

McLEOD, Andrew Bain interviewed by Ann Irving

 Record Group — Box: 8
Identifier: H0141
Overview In this interview Andrew describes and details his education, joining the Woodlands Rabbit Board, and later working at the Fortification saw mill; describing the workings of the mill and the living conditions. After the war he became a contractor which led him and Jack Scarlet to design an elevator to load fertilizer as well as a winch and crane to shift gear on the back of the truck. In 1952 he brought the family farm, farming dairy and sheep until 1977, when he sold up and went to work at the...
Dates: 2007

O'CONNOR, Murray interviewed by Jane Craske

 Record Group — Box: 2
Identifier: H0209
Overview Murray reflects on his education at Waituna and Marist Schools, the need to run the family farm at the age of 15 when his father became ill, his marriage and employment on the sale of the family farm. He also looks at living and working around Kapuka/Gorge Road; Mentioning some of the local identities e.g. Andy Barker and Lionel Lobb as well as looking at some of the local history. Murray tells of setting up O’Connor Contracting giving a description of the sort equipment required and being...
Dates: 2014

PRITCHARD, William John (Jack) interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 16
Identifier: H0150
Overview In this interview Jack talks of his family history and grandparent’s employment with mining e.g. Nightcaps and Linton Coal Company; the family orchard in McIvor Road. Jack goes on to recall his own education, employment with the Post Office and war experiences where he was in the Army Signals in 21st battalion posted in the Middle East. In 1945 he returned to the Post Office transferring to Wellington-Lower Hutt exchange. In 1956 he and wife Thelma returned to Southland and purchased a small...
Dates: 2006