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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

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

THOMPSON, Margaret Evelyn interveiwed by Ailsa Dawson

 Record Group — Box: 8
Identifier: H0168
Overview Margaret tells of her education at Five Rivers and later at Southland Technical College being the first member of her family to go to secondary school. She looks at the school day and subjects taught. On leaving school Margaret returned to the family farm and she gives an insight of rural life during this time e.g. ordering groceries from Invercargill, sports, teenage years and dances. She recalls her involvement in the community through her 8 children’s sporting interests, raising funds for...
Dates: 2007

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