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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Cowie in military uniform

 Digital Image
Identifier: DH00360007
Dates: c.1942

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

Betty Ingram (now Donaldson)

 Digital Image
Identifier: DH00090011
Dates: 1945

Betty Ingram (now Donaldson), 1945

 Item — Box 19
Identifier: H00090011
Overview Photograph of Betty Ingram in her Women's Auxiliary uniform. Photographer unknown.
Dates: 1945