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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

McINTOSH, Murray interviewed by Anne McCracken

 Record Group — Box: 29
Identifier: H0193
Dates: 2014

METZGER, Nicholas Graham (Tiny) interviewed by Lloyd Esler

 Record Group — Box: 5
Identifier: H0143
Overview Tiny tells of his education from primary through to night class, where he did a carpentry apprenticeship. This lead to employment building Government houses - commercial buildings - country jobs. He goes on to talk in detail about the Mutton Bird Islands, the requirements needed to participate in the mutton bird season e.g. the processing, storage, making of the kelp storage bags, and the cooking of them. He describes in detail the islands, the management and laws relating to them,...
Dates: 2008

SMITH, James Stuart interviewed by Pamela Smith

 Record Group — Box: 17
Identifier: H0112
Overview Jim talks of his family history – William and Susan Smith were Lighthouse Keepers at Waipapa and Grandparents Samuel and Euphemia Symons farmed at Menzies Ferry. His family lived at Gorge Road where his father was the manager of the Tuturau Dairy Factory as well as a Dairy Farm Manager. He recalls life, education, and community activities at Gorge Road. His family moved to Invercargill and he compares the differences between the two areas. Jim goes onto to talk about social activities, family...
Dates: 2012

TEMPLETON, Allen James interviewed by Lynne Grove

 Record Group — Box: 11
Identifier: H0165
Overview In this interview Allen talks of his interest in poetry and writing his own poetry as well as detailed accounts of hunting trips taken as a child. He describes trapping possums, hunting pigs and deer and training hunting dogs. He tells of a trip to England by boat in 1963. On returning to Tuatapere he returned to possuming and worked at sawmilling. He goes onto to describe and explain the workings of the mill and machinery.
Dates: 2007