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Record Group — Box: 4
Overview This interview covers David’s family history, his involvement in the Army in the pacific and his shift to Lumsden in 1946 where he went into partnership in the grocery store with Ray Pickering. Later this became Brown Brothers and traded for 40 years. There is a description of how this business operated and the addition of the rural mail to it. David describes his interests which include: his rugby career, driver for St John’s Ambulance, RSA, Senior Citizens, and Lions.
Record Group — Box: 9
Overview Thelma describes her early life and catching the Kinston Flyer to Balfour School from Lintley near Lumsden. She was man powered onto the family farm during WW2 and discusses these years and the depression years. Thelma talks of her: marriage, purchase of land near Balfour, family, involvement in country activities and interests in golf and gardening.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1925 - 1967
Dates: Majority of material found within 1879 - 1954
Dates: Majority of material found within 1871 - 1911
Record Group — Box: 8
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...