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BAXTER, Sylvia Muriel Mathilde interviewed by Maree Wilks

 Record Group — Box: 27
Identifier: H0408
Dates: 2019

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

HARGEST, Kenneth James Wilkie interviewed by Lloyd Esler

 Record Group — Box: 10
Identifier: H0026
Overview This interview covers the history and stories around Ken’s family property at Rakahook; his growing up there, his education which included attending Lincoln and subsequent running of the property when his father went to World wWr II. Ken and his mother went to see his father off on the ‘Empress of Britain’ and met the Maori Battalion. Ken discusses the depression and farming practices he adopted and his views on farming. He looks at farming in the earlier days and now in his son James time.
Dates: 2009

KENNEDY Roland Thomas interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 6
Identifier: H0040
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.
Dates: 2007

LAKE, Sadie Margaret interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 17
Identifier: H0084
Overview This interview of a Waipango/Riverton native covers her family, her home at Birch Bush farm in Waipango, Southland, her grandmother’s home in Riverton, domestic life, her schools, her family’s farm and its workers. Also covers her early employment, start in nursing, illness with tuberculosis, and experience as both a patient and nurse at Orangapai Sanatorium in Waipiata; her marriage to Charles Lake; and their life as a hired farming couple on several different farms in the Southland and...
Dates: 2011

LOCK, Stanley Gordon interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 40
Identifier: H0381
Dates: 2018

McCALLUM, Doreen interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 6
Identifier: H0138
Overview In this interview Doreen tells the story of her family history and their employment; the depression and the loss of the farm; her own education and employment until marriage and family. She tells the individual stories of her siblings’ lives and education. As well as describing the effects of the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 on her family, friends and the wider community of Waimahaka/Fortrose.
Dates: 2007

McDONALD, Archibald Henry interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 10
Identifier: H0140
Overview In this interview Archie gives a family history and an account of where his ancestors settled in New Zealand on arrival from Scotland. He tells of the depression and growing up during it; and gives an account of how his family brought him up, looking at being an only child and chores he had to do e.g. prepare the copper for wash days and growing a veggie garden. He goes on to tell of his times spent on his grandparents’ farm e.g. with cousins, the process of milking, and rabbit shooting. He...
Dates: 2008

McLEOD, Alice Marjorie interviewed by Margaret Allan

 Record Group — Box: 6
Identifier: H0011
Overview Marjorie’s interview covers her life growing up in Charlton District where her family had settled in 1911. It includes home memories, neighbours, the size of farms in the district, Charlton Hall, picnics, telephone, party line and their garden. Also mentioned is Charlton School, holidays, Gore High School, Gore Airport, Marjorie’s 90th birthday and the launch of family history publication “Both sides of the Hokonuis”. Majorie's interview also covers manual training, The Depression and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 2010 - 2012

PALMER, Margaret Robina by Tessa Smith

 Record Group — Box: 39
Identifier: H0454
Overview This interview covers Robina's early life in Glenham where she was born and raised on a small dairy farm. Robina recounts memories of farming life, her move to Roxburgh when she was eighteen, and her time living in Invercargill as a married woman. Robina details her family's history, living through WWII and her memories of D-Day, and other memories of her childhood.
Dates: 2021