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AYSON, Peter Leicester interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 20
Identifier: H0120
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...
Dates: 2006

DRAKE, Reginald Earl Drake interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 25
Identifier: H0121
Overview This interview is a topic based interview about the 1984 flood and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood.
Dates: 2009

KEEN, Victor John interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 20
Identifier: H0129
Overview This interview is part of the 1984 Southland Flood Collection and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood. In this interview Victor tells of his experiences in Otautau during the 1984 flood. Victor was the Deputy District Governor of the Lions District 202F. Victor describes his trip to and from Invercargill airport on the day of the flood and his efforts to return to Aparima on the hundred line. He was delegated work with Welfare (Civil Defence) through the Lions and he...
Dates: 2009

LOWREY, Janice Claire interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 11
Identifier: H0135
Overview Janice describes her experiences, feelings and evacuation in Otautau during the 1984 flood and the aftermath of this event to family, home, business and community.
Dates: 2009

MACDONALD Sarah Black (Sadie) interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 6
Identifier: H0020
Overview In this interview Sadie describes arriving in NZ, their early days of settling in Dunedin her education and gaining employment at Shacklock. She reflects on World war II, its effects and attitudes. Sadie and her husband settled in Otautau where they raised their family. She describes the daily life of Otautau – shops, garages, banks etc., Sister Edwards at the Maternity home. She was employed at Wallace Council and talks of experience in the 1984 floods
Dates: Majority of material found within 2007 - 2008

McALISTER, John Francis interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 20
Identifier: H0137
Overview This interview is a topic based interview about the 1984 flood and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood.
Dates: 2009

Otautau Presbyterian Church

 Record Group
Identifier: A0528
Dates: Majority of material found within 1922 - 1935

Otautau School

 Record Group
Identifier: A0253
Dates: 1883 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1883 - 1954; 1980

St Andrews Anglican Church (Otautau)

 Record Group
Identifier: A0595
Dates: 1900 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1994; 2000

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