SMITH, James Stuart interviewed by Pamela Smith
Record Group — Box: 17
Jim talks of his family history – William and Susan Smith were Lighthouse Keepers at Waipapa and Grandparents Samuel and Euphemia Symons farmed at Menzies Ferry. His family lived at Gorge Road where his father was the manager of the Tuturau Dairy Factory as well as a Dairy Farm Manager. He recalls life, education, and community activities at Gorge Road. His family moved to Invercargill and he compares the differences between the two areas. Jim goes onto to talk about social activities, family gatherings and the role of Christianity when growing up. He remembers holidays in Fiordland as a child; his interest in deer hunting and the history of deer culling and capturing life deer for domestic farming using helicopters. Jim’s later employment was in insurance and he gives a history of Maple Grove Homestead.
- Smith, Pamela (Interviewer, Person)
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