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ASHWELL, Reginald George interviewed by Pat Christiansen

 Record Group — Box: 38
Identifier: H0368
Overview In this interview Reginald recalls family life in Bluff, his wife and children, the war and enlisting into the army, mutton birding, the Bluff Regatta, Stewart Island Ferries, the new Harbour, and shops in Bluff 1920s.
Dates: 1998

AURIK, Johanna (Hanny) interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box: 4
Identifier: H0090
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.
Dates: 2011

AYSON, Peter Douglas Giffin interviewed by Wendy Williamson

 Record Group — Box: 17
Identifier: H0119
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,...
Dates: 2009

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

BATT, Harold Ernest Norman (Ernie) and Joan interviewed by Richard Savory

 Record Group — Box: 5
Identifier: H0072
Overview This interview looks at Ernie’s early life growing at Waimatuku, joining the army, training at Papakura and disembarking for Egypt. He gives a description of training in Egypt and Greece with 5th Field Regiment; Describes fighting in Greece-Crete. Ernie ecame a prisoner of war (POW) in Stalag 8b and discusses his time there. He met Joan when he returned to England. After the war they settled in Winton where he started his own contracting business and Joan was very involved in Plunket, Croquet,...
Dates: 2008

BAXTER, Sylvia Muriel Mathilde interviewed by Maree Wilks

 Record Group — Box: 27
Identifier: H0408
Dates: 2019

BICKLEY, Frank Ivan interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 3
Identifier: H0023
Overview This interview covers Frank’s family, war service and work history; went on active service in 1943 to the Middle East with 9th Reinforcements. There is a description of training and battles in Italy and the battle of Casino. Frank was injured twice. On return to NZ to he worked on farms, at the freezing works, meet and married his wife Val. Interests include: Lions Club, Probus Bowls and Tai Chai.
Dates: 2010

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

BOKSER, Beth interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 28
Identifier: H0182
Dates: 2013

BRAVEN, Wiliam Edward (Ted) interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 19
Identifier: H0095
Overview Ted grew up at Forest Hill. In this interview he looks at his family history, describes rabbiting, trapping and the processing of the rabbits. He goes onto describe his farming life after taking over the farm after his father’s death in 1942. He was good with machinery which lead him to repairing his neighbours machinery and inventing the Suction Dredge for Gold mining when he became involved in gold mining. He tells of going hunting, tramping and climbing; of his involvement with rifle...
Dates: 2011 - 2012

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