GRANT, Jeffrey James (Jeff) interviewed by Valmai Redhead
Record Group — Box: 9
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 boards, councils and farming discussion groups; as well as the Southland farming scene, icons of Southland and dining out.
- Redhead, Valmai (Interviewer, Person)
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- GRANT, Jeffrey James (Jeff)
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