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McALISTER, John Francis interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 20
Identifier: H0137


This interview is a topic based interview about the 1984 flood and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood. In this interview John talks of his work with Southland District Council as a water operator and prior to that as an electrical contractor. The subject of the interview is a flood and its effects on Otautau, Western Southland and his own work efforts during this time. John was working for the Wallace County Council at the time and looks at how they got the Water System working. He also reflects on how the flood affected his own home and the town in general.


  • 2009


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