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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

DUFFY, Catherine Mary interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box 22
Identifier: H0264
Overview This interview is part of the Gorge Road Collection. In this interview Mary talks of her family history and immigration from Ireland. Her family moved to a farm close to the Waituna Lagoon. She describes Kapuka South School, transport to school, classroom setup and general school day of the era. The family had an orchard in Roxbourgh. Mary began playing the piano when at secondary school and details her various experiences playing in the community. She goes on to describe the family farm,...
Dates: 2016

FLETT, James Robert Lyon (Jim) interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box 1
Identifier: H0106
Overview In this interview James talks of his family history and the arrival of his father, who was a baker, to New Zealand in 1902. Father and Uncle had a bakery first in Balfour then in Otautau before buying a farm with brother Tom in 1902. James tells of his parents wedding and his father’s involvement in the community. He recalls memories of school days, education at the Southern Technical College and the declaration of World War 2. He goes onto tell of his recreational past times, religion and...
Dates: 2013

JOHNSTONE, Thomas William Edward interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box 14
Identifier: H0295
Overview In this interview, Thomas talks about his recollections of Drummond Village and the school in the 1920s. He talks about his experiences during World War II. He trained at Forbury, Burnham and Trentham and served in Egypt, North Africa and Italy as a gunner in the 29 Battery, Head Quarters and 6 Field Regiment (No. 283856). He talks about the comradeship, down time activities, allowances, receiving parcels and letters from home and what it was like coming home after the war ended.
Dates: 2017

KENNEDY Roland Thomas interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box 6
Identifier: H0040
Overview Roland talks of his family history and settlement at Bayswater on their 1000 acre farm called Studleigh. He looks at the use of draft horses on the farm, the depression years, the growing and processing of linen flax for the war effort. After the war the crops changed to wheat, barley, and oats. He describes the care and contribution of sheep, horses and dogs. Roland mentions bus services and the Thornbury Vintage Museum; and reflects on his life.
Dates: 2007

MILLAR, William Glover interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box 26
Identifier: H0144
Overview In this interview William recounts his family history, his education and love of sports. He played in the 1st 15 at Southland Boys High school and Western District later going on to become a referee of senior rugby. He mostly discusses his employment where he worked a season at the Linen Factory before becoming a stock agent. He describes the processing of the linen flax and gives a detailed account of his responsibilities as a stock agent. He was based in Otautau and worked around Southland....
Dates: 2007

MONTEATH, Robert Ernest interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box 23
Identifier: H0320
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the Gorge Road Project. In this interview Robert tells of his family history dating back to grandfather, father and fathers siblings. Robert attended Gorge Road School and Southland Boys High school. He was an axe man representing NZ in 1962 and played rugby for Southern Clubs. He goes onto describe the runnings and workings of Niederers Flax Mill. His family developed their farm at Gorge-Kaupuka South Road. Robert was a contract hay baler for 25 years. He...
Dates: 2017