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Overview Johanna discusses life in Amsterdam, her parents’ history, her childhood, education and the war in Holland and its affects e.g. bombing, lack of food, and the end of the war. She goes on to talk of coming to NZ and getting to Invercargill, employment, her marriage to Hank who was a builder, life and children in Invercargill. She recalls visits home to Holland and the Invercargill Dutch Club as well Mission Without Boarders which she set up in Southland.
Record Group — Box: 17
Overview In this interview Peter talks of his family settling at Warepa and their history. His Grandfather wrote a book titled ‘Pioneering in Otago’ and Peter himself wrote a book about the Ayson Story. He was appointed the Chief of the Ayson Society. He recalls memories of his home, his mother’s chores e.g. laundry, cooking etc., his own chores, silent movies and the first talking movie. He covers social customs events and gatherings e.g. Christmas, gift evenings. Peter tells of his education,...
Record Group — Box: 20
Overview Peter tells his family history, the birth of his twin and himself prematurely, and his siblings. He talks of the effects on Otautau and his upbringing of the outbreak of World War 2. His family was more self-sufficient on the farm having eggs, homemade butter and wiener pigs to sell. He attended secondary school in Invercargill returning home to the farm. He gives a description of running their dairy and sheep farm and hay making. He took over the farm in 1961 and when it became too small he...
- Subject: Oral history X