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JOHNSTON, Robert Andrew interviewed by Avis McDonald

 Record Group — Box: 3
Identifier: H0005
Overview This interview covers Bob’s working life at the Flax Mill where he grew up in Redan, Eastern Southland. Detailed accounts of the working of the mill including a description of the dam and water race – turbines. Also some discussion of farming and contracting.
Dates: 2010

KENNEDY Irene Margaret interviewed by Joy Lietze

 Record Group — Container: Box 22
Identifier: H0031
Overview This interview covers Irene's early life in Browns and her time in the Women's War Service Auxiliary working in a flax mill in Tapanui. After the war she remained in Tapanui and worked first in the hospital and then in the Post Office where she worked as the local postie for 18 years. Irene was very keen on fishing, she fished actively for over 50 years and enjoyed meeting interesting people along the riverbank. Irene was Area Representative for Student Travel Schools.
Dates: 2010

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

McARA, Eileen Ellen and Donald Keith Interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 23
Identifier: H0321
Overview This interview is part of the Gorge Road Collection.In this interview Eileen and Donald discuss their early life and families growing up in Gorge Road District. Eileen recalls domestic life on the farm and resources needed with there being no electricity; farming practices, her education and sporting interests. Donald tells of the Gorge Road Village detailing the various shops. They also tell of the events/activities at the hall. Donald goes on to recall his employment first of all in sawmills...
Dates: 2017

McDONALD, Avis Jennifer interviewed by Sandy Eggleston

 Record Group — Box: 18
Identifier: H0086
Overview In this interview whilst Avis covers her family history dating back to her grandparents, she predominantly focuses on the flax industry through reflecting on and describing her family’s involvement in this industry, the history of the industry and its workers. Avis also covers her education, employment and siblings.
Dates: 2011

MILLAR, William Glover interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 26
Identifier: H0144
Overview In this interview William recounts his family history, his education and love of sports. He played in the 1st 15 at Southland Boys High school and Western District later going on to become a referee of senior rugby. He mostly discusses his employment where he worked a season at the Linen Factory before becoming a stock agent. He describes the processing of the linen flax and gives a detailed account of his responsibilities as a stock agent. He was based in Otautau and worked around Southland....
Dates: 2007

MONTEATH, Robert Ernest interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 23
Identifier: H0320
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the Gorge Road Project. In this interview Robert tells of his family history dating back to grandfather, father and fathers siblings. Robert attended Gorge Road School and Southland Boys High school. He was an axe man representing NZ in 1962 and played rugby for Southern Clubs. He goes onto describe the runnings and workings of Niederers Flax Mill. His family developed their farm at Gorge-Kaupuka South Road. Robert was a contract hay baler for 25 years. He...
Dates: 2017

TEMPLETON, William Stewart Reid (Bill) interviewed by Avis McDonald

 Record Group — Box: 37
Identifier: H0354
Dates: 2018