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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 105 Collections and/or Records:

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

BICKLEY, Frank Ivan interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box 3
Identifier: H0023
Overview This interview covers Frank’s family, war service and work history; went on active service in 1943 to the Middle East with 9th Reinforcements. There is a description of training and battles in Italy and the battle of Casino. Frank was injured twice. On return to NZ to he worked on farms, at the freezing works, meet and married his wife Val. Interests include: Lions Club, Probus Bowls and Tai Chai.
Dates: 2010

BLACK, Robert Theodore (Bob) interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box 24
Identifier: H0092
Overview Bob looks at family history and their settling on the Ermadale farm, its condition, childhood chores and child pass times e.g. hut building and collecting birds eggs. He briefly looks at the war years; his marriage, children and of a 100 acres farm at Gropers Bush. He eventual grew his farm ownership to 1100 acres between Gropers Bush, Waipango and Ermadale; talking of the condition and farming of these. He also worked as a contractor and shearer and purchased a portable hay baler working...
Dates: 2012

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

BROWN, David Morton interviewed by Ailsa Dawson

 Record Group — Box 4
Identifier: H0024
Overview This interview covers David’s family history, his involvement in the Army in the pacific and his shift to Lumsden in 1946 where he went into partnership in the grocery store with Ray Pickering. Later this became Brown Brothers and traded for 40 years. There is a description of how this business operated and the addition of the rural mail to it. David describes his interests which include: his rugby career, driver for St John’s Ambulance, RSA, Senior Citizens, and Lions.
Dates: 2007

BURGESS, Ngaire Rita interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box 29
Identifier: H0194
Overview In this interview Ngaire discusses her early life in South Canterbury on a farm. She shares family stories including tracking sheep and trapping rabbits on the farm. She goes on to talk of her education, employment and social life. She joined the Air Force and worked in the Technical Library at Whenuapai, in Auckland. She travelled overseas 58 times. She tells of her marriage to Brian and their family. Over the years she was involved in the running of bookshops and had ‘Ngaire’s Bookshop’ in...
Dates: 2014

CATTO, Leslie John (Jack) interviewed by Margaret McDougall

 Record Group — Box 1
Identifier: H0093
Overview In this interview Jack tells of his family, growing up on the farm i.e. the home, going to school, food chores etc. He goes on to talk of his marriage and children; and describes the war years and its effect on his family i.e. death of his brother. Jack also talks about the history of their farm e.g. 3 generations, accidents and type of farming.
Dates: 2012

Charles William Lewis Davis War Letters and Photographs

 Record Group
Identifier: A0650
Overview Processing Note: This collection is awaiting arrangement and description. Contains two photogrpahs from before heading off to war, and two while working on the Roxburgh Dam. Two letters home (one incomplete) and two orphaned pages.

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Dates: Majority of material found within c.1940 - c.1950

CHISHOLM, Adam Park interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box 5
Identifier: H0025
Overview This is an extensive interview with Adam which covers his family history dating back to Scotland and the immigration to NZ on board the ‘Three bells’; Adams war experiences in the Air force, as a prisoner of war in Stalag 3 and the Lubeck March; his life after the war on a farm he won in the land ballot, His involvement with DHL, Bahrain and the Gulf war. Adam also tells of the plane accident in Foveaux Strait which lead to the loss of his grandson.
Dates: 2009