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Record Group — Box: 15
Overview Frana had a full and interesting life which she shares in this detailed interview. Frana talks of her family, career as a Kindergarten teacher, marriage, children, life in Te Anau, and her creation of a private Kindergarten. She looks at her passion for Fiordland and being part of the campaign to save Lake Manapouri and Te Anau from Hyrdro power development. She saw a need for a Public Library in Te Anau and lead to her being elected to the Wallace County Community Board, which lead to her...
Record Group — Box: 33
Record Group — Box: 6
Overview This interview covers Donald’s early family life, his father's business and a description of their family life. He shares his experiences in the army and being in the 9th Reinforcements sent to the Middle East. Donald reflects on the effects of war and describes life after the war: marriage, going into farming through the ballot system gaining a farm in the Waikaka Valley, and the rehabilitation scheme. Joined Men of the Trees and planted several plantations.
Record Group — Box: 20
Overview Shelia tells of life and education on Stewart Island i.e. chores, teachers, enjoyment of art classes and having a love of nature. She wanted to be a writer and artist; and wrote ‘Natural World of the Trails’ and ‘Out of Our Tree’. She left home to go to Dunedin Teacher’s College and she gives a detailed account of her time there. In 1942 she had her first work published called ‘Overland to Pegasus’ in the Wanderlust magazine. She moved to Wellington and worked for the Dominion Museum – then did...
- Subject: Nature Conservation X