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BALAN Virginia Elena (Gina) interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 5
Identifier: H0056
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. This interview tells of family history, life and education under communist system in Romania. It describes the 1989 revolution and the road to democracy. Virginia discusses the process of leaving Romania in 2001 and resettling in NZ/Invercargill becoming an NZ Citizen.
Dates: 2011

DAWKINS, Edward James (Eddie) interviewed by Kate Kessick

 Record Group — Box: 5
Identifier: H0081
Overview Eddie discusses his family background, home, education, and interests e.g. sports and art. He talks of his introduction to cycling, discusses training, the cyclists produced by Southland and the rise in interest in cycling with the building of the Velodrome. He looks at his career highlights, goals and mishaps.
Dates: 2011

GRANT, Jeffrey James (Jeff) interviewed by Valmai Redhead

 Record Group — Box: 9
Identifier: H0064
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. This interview looks at the Grant family first settling in Balfour in 1876, the opening of a store and purchase of farm land. He looks at his own connection with the farm: growing up there, the diversity of farming practices, and effects of climate. In the 1980s he became interested in politics being elected to parliament in 1987 and serving 2 terms. He talks of his life after this, his involvement on various...
Dates: 2011

LOVETT, Bailey Ann interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 6
Identifier: H0055
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. In this interview Bailey gives a description of Bluff life and activities e.g. Oyster Festival. She discusses her family’s connection with fishing, her early education and studying to become a Marine Biologist and what this entailed. Bailey describes experiences such as studying shell fish, shark tagging and research on whales, dolphins, sharks and seals.
Dates: 2011

MACKAY, Alistair Donald interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 20
Identifier: H0054
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. Alistair was born in Glasgow. During World War 2 his family returned to NZ by boat and there is a description of this hazardous experience. He compares life in Southland to Scotland e.g. farming techniques. His working life was spent farming which he describes i.e. impact of dairying on rural communities and changes to farming practice. Alistair had a close affinity with Scottish roots-societies which he...
Dates: 2011

McDOWELL, John Stuart (Boggy) interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 6
Identifier: H0061
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. In this interview John discusses and describes his family history, life on the farm at Boggy Burn, his education- particularly at Central Southland College, sporting interests and interest in music. After talking with the careers advisor John decided on a career in Radio. He talks of his career, which started in Dunedin, his return to Invercargill, his views on Southland and life here and the Southland Music...
Dates: 2011

NEAVE, Gwen Meyer interviewed by Lee Wadds

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: H0059
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection.
Dates: 2011

PENISULA, Johnny interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 7
Identifier: H0057
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. In this interview Johnny tells of his early life, education and being introduced to art. He goes on to describe his life experiences in NZ i.e. employment and the development of his sculpturing through experimenting with different mediums e.g. steel, fibre glass, bone and using stones for craving. His work is based on myths and old stories of Samoa.
Dates: 2011

PRENTICE, Suzanne Lena interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 7
Identifier: H0068
Overview In this interview Suzanne tells of family holidays and gives a detailed description of her musical career. She talks of her conscious choice to live in Southland and work outside the region. She discusses Southland, the Arts community and her time on the board of the Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT).
Dates: 2011

SKERRETT, Michael Richard interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 21
Identifier: H0051
Overview In this interview Michael gives a detailed account of Mutton birding i.e. traveling to the Islands, catching, processing and storage of the birds. Michael speaks of his strong family connections and history in Southland and gives a detailed description of his involvement in tribal affairs i.e. he has been on the board of Te Rununga o Ngai Tahu since 1999. He also gives a history of Ngai Tahu settling in the South. This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland...
Dates: 2011

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