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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

JOHNSTON, Hazel Winifred interviewed by Stephanie Herring

 Record Group — Box: 10
Identifier: H0048
Overview Hazel talks about the formation and early activities of Gore Historical Society, the acquisition of museum artifacts, the formation of Hokonui Pioneer Park, and the major role played by Win Hamilton and Norman Hamilton. She also talks about early life during the Second World War, her school days, the loss of her mother at an early age and its impact on her life, her father’s work in the electricity industry, and her employment as an office girl at solicitors Smith & Dolamore.
Dates: 2011

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

LINDSAY, Beryl Eileen Madge interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 8
Identifier: H0132
Dates: 2007

O'CONNOR, Judith interveiwed by Jane Craske

 Record Group — Box: 2
Identifier: H0210
Overview Judith looks at her early life through school and growing up at Mokotua where the family had a mixed farm of dairy and sheep on 200 acres. Judith was a day pupil at James Hargest High School before leaving school and working at H & J Smiths until her marriage to Murray. They had three children and Judith gives a description of her time in Dee Street Maternity Hospital. Murray and Judith purchased a dairy farm at Kapuka which is now run by their son. She gives a description of her typical...
Dates: 2014

POPE, Christina Munro (Chrissy) interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 18
Identifier: H0342
Overview At the beginning of this interview Chrissie tells of her grandparents settling in NZ. Her Grandfather, John Robert Lamb, initially at Inch Clutha before getting ballot land at Tokanui. She goes onto describe life both domestic and farming practices on their farm at Quarry Hills. Chrissie recalls her education, leisure activities, marriage, family, moving to and farming at Dipton. When her husband Bill passed away Chrissie worked at H&J Smiths in Invercargill for 20 years in the material...
Dates: 2009

RICHMOND, Audrey interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 21
Identifier: H0151
Overview Audrey discusses life on the Soper family farm at Athol, her education, the clothing worn there and sports; how the various epidemics (Polio, diphtheria) affected the school. She tells of the impact of the war, of family members going to war, the method of Military call up and volunteers; of keeping in touch through letters and parcels. She describes life on the farm during this time e.g. milking, butter making and the killing of farm animals to supply meat to Athol and the use of coupons....
Dates: 2007

SHAVE, Norma Irene Annetta interviewed by Rangimaria Suddaby and Shona Fordyce

 Record Group — Box: 17
Identifier: H0113
Overview Norma recalls her education and employment at a Thornbury farm, leisure activities e.g. fly fishing, dances, growing vegetables, learning to drive and doing the drivers licence test. At the age of 12 Norma decided she wanted to be a nurse and put her name down to become a nurse at Kew Hospital aged 20/21. She goes on to give an account of a fire at Kew Hospital in August 1939, the evacuation of patients and the repurposing of Lorne Hospital for patients. In 1950 she travelled to London to work...
Dates: 2012

SOPER, Alistair (Ack) interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 11
Identifier: H0158
Overview In this interview Ack covers his family history, his education, marriage and life in Athol including in this weather conditions, railway services, the industry that goes around farming and social life e.g. dances, movies etc. He tells of various farming types used e.g. sheep and fescue as a cash crop. He also mentions goldmining at Nokomai.
Dates: 2007

SOPER, Nancy interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 12
Identifier: H0159
Overview In this interview Nancy shares stories from her early life in Athol, through to marriage, family, life as a farmer’s wife and the 1984 floods.
Dates: 2007