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COLLINSON, Mary Ellen (Nellie) interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box: 24
Identifier: H0377
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...
Dates: 1993

ERSKINE Russell John interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 9
Identifier: H0038
Overview Russell talks of his family history and settling at Otatara which was very isolated. He describes methods used in rabbiting; his passion for construction and the uses of the Oreti River i.e. gravel haulage.
Dates: 2006

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