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Record Group — Box: 27
Record Group — Box: 24
Overview Nellie was 95 at the time of this interview. She talks about her parents coming to New Zealand from the UK and arriving in Bluff. Her father was involved in the building part of the hospital in Invercargill when it was sited in Dee Street, the Mataura freezing works and the Royal Mail Hotel in Lumsden. Her mother, Grace Wilson, was very good at needlework. Nellie talks about her school days and games played as a child. On leaving school, Nellie went to work for H&J Smiths. She then nursed...
Record Group — Box: 23
Found in: Invercargill City Libraries and Archives
Record Group — Box: 17
Record Group — Box: 8
Overview Nan discusses and describes her family history: her father and grandfather settling in NZ and making a life here; her education first at Spar Bush school then at Southland Girls High. She talks of her memories of the depression and farm conditions at this time. When she left school she qualified as a nurse in 1936. Nan recalls and mentions wartime Invercargill e.g. ration books, petrol rationing, Park Hospital and the purchase of her Vauxhall 12 car for £300.00. Nan worked for ten years at Park...