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BLACK, Robert Theodore (Bob) interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 24
Identifier: H0092
Overview Bob looks at family history and their settling on the Ermadale farm, its condition, childhood chores and child pass times e.g. hut building and collecting birds eggs. He briefly looks at the war years; his marriage, children and of a 100 acres farm at Gropers Bush. He eventual grew his farm ownership to 1100 acres between Gropers Bush, Waipango and Ermadale; talking of the condition and farming of these. He also worked as a contractor and shearer and purchased a portable hay baler working...
Dates: 2012

CHISHOLM, Adam Park interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 5
Identifier: H0025
Overview This is an extensive interview with Adam which covers his family history dating back to Scotland and the immigration to NZ on board the ‘Three bells’; Adams war experiences in the Air force, as a prisoner of war in Stalag 3 and the Lubeck March; his life after the war on a farm he won in the land ballot, His involvement with DHL, Bahrain and the Gulf war. Adam also tells of the plane accident in Foveaux Strait which lead to the loss of his grandson.
Dates: 2009

COLHOUN, William (Bill) interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 4
Identifier: H0010
Overview This interview covers Bill’s arrival from Ireland to Outram. In 1941 he volunteered for the navy, describes this process, the training and activities in Pacific. He talks of the ships and conditions; the torpedoing of the ‘Leander’ plus returning to NZ on aircraft carrier ‘Atheling’. Bill talks of his work history after the war i.e. freezing works, shearing, wool store, butchery and the purchase of farm land, his family life and children’s achievements.
Dates: 2010

DAWSON, Ian Maurice Joseph interviewed by Judith Thomas

 Record Group — Box: 25
Identifier: H0402
Dates: 2019

HOLMS, William Turnbull interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 10
Identifier: H0028
Overview In this interview William gives a description of the layout of their large family home near Waimahaka. He tells of his close family, his education and employment. On the farm they had Hereford cattle and a Romney sheep stud and used horses for stock work. He and his wife saved 150 acres of bush through QEll Trust Covenant. His uncle James invented Holms Patent Coupling link for the ploughing harness.
Dates: 2006

KENNEDY Roland Thomas interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 6
Identifier: H0040
Overview Roland talks of his family history and settlement at Bayswater on their 1000 acre farm called Studleigh. He looks at the use of draft horses on the farm, the depression years, the growing and processing of linen flax for the war effort. After the war the crops changed to wheat, barley, and oats. He describes the care and contribution of sheep, horses and dogs. Roland mentions bus services and the Thornbury Vintage Museum; and reflects on his life.
Dates: 2007

MACKENZIE, Donald Blair interviewed by Ann McKenzie

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: H0104
Overview In this interview Donald recalls family history dating back to Great Grandparents and the history of their/his property at Greenbush, his own early life and family life and education. After leaving school he went to shearing school and took over the running of the family farm with his brother Robert. He tells of the various farming practices during this time. The family was eventually sold to his son Scott.
Dates: Majority of material found within 2012-2013

PATERSON, Hugh interviewed by Richard Savory

 Record Group — Box: 2
Identifier: H0078
Overview Hugh talks of his family history, his siblings’ lives and choices. He talks in detail of farming practices, produce and his return to the farm after his time in World War 2 and the benefits of his attendance of a farming course at Lincoln. He describes his time at war in detail.
Dates: 2009

SOPER, Alistair (Ack) interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 11
Identifier: H0158
Overview In this interview Ack covers his family history, his education, marriage and life in Athol including in this weather conditions, railway services, the industry that goes around farming and social life e.g. dances, movies etc. He tells of various farming types used e.g. sheep and fescue as a cash crop. He also mentions goldmining at Nokomai.
Dates: 2007

STIRLING, John Alexander (Jack) interviewed by Jane Craske

 Record Group — Box: 31
Identifier: H0229
Overview This interview looks at Jack’s family history around Wyndham-Waimahaka-Fortrose. The family farm was called ‘Alameda’. Jack details and describes his early memories of his education, the polio epidemic and its affects, jobs he did on the farm and farming types and practices e.g. sheep sharing, transporting of stock. He looks at the changes to farming and the district after WW2 and social life of the time e.g. football, dances, floundering, whitebaiting, eeling and car types.
Dates: 2015