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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 105 Collections and/or Records:

MACDONALD Sarah Black (Sadie) interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box 6
Identifier: H0020
Overview In this interview Sadie describes arriving in NZ, their early days of settling in Dunedin her education and gaining employment at Shacklock. She reflects on World war II, its effects and attitudes. Sadie and her husband settled in Otautau where they raised their family. She describes the daily life of Otautau – shops, garages, banks etc., Sister Edwards at the Maternity home. She was employed at Wallace Council and talks of experience in the 1984 floods
Dates: 2007

MACKAY, Alistair Donald interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box 20
Identifier: H0054
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. Alistair was born in Glasgow. During World War 2 his family returned to NZ by boat and there is a description of this hazardous experience. He compares life in Southland to Scotland e.g. farming techniques. His working life was spent farming which he describes i.e. impact of dairying on rural communities and changes to farming practice. Alistair had a close affinity with Scottish roots-societies which he...
Dates: 2011

MACKENZIE, Martha Cooper (Mattie) interviewed by Richard Savory

 Record Group — Box 2
Identifier: H0128
Overview Mattie’s family lived at Hakataramea until getting a balloted farm at Beaumont around 1915. Beaumont was a thriving community until the railway closed. Grocery, butchery and bakery deliveries were once a week. Mattie describes the effects of her mother breaking her leg, her father’s ill health and her brother Alister’s war service which lead to his death in the Solomon Islands. Mattie took charge of the Post Office and Telephone Exchange. After her marriage they moved to her husband’s family...
Dates: 2009

MARSHALL, Robert Noel interviewed by Oweena Frew

 Record Group — Box 7
Identifier: H0110
Overview Robert shares his family history, living at the Invercargill Race Course where his father was the caretaker for 41 years. Robert covers his education, employment record, and years in the war where he was in Italy, Egypt and Casino; on returning to NZ he married, had a family, set up business in Gore with Fred Harvey for 20 years and purchased 200 acres of land. He introduced plumbing to business and were the first to produce long run spouting in NZ. He also gives a description of making metal...
Dates: 2012

McDONALD, Archibald Henry interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box 10
Identifier: H0140
Overview In this interview Archie gives a family history and an account of where his ancestors settled in New Zealand on arrival from Scotland. He tells of the depression and growing up during it; and gives an account of how his family brought him up, looking at being an only child and chores he had to do e.g. prepare the copper for wash days and growing a veggie garden. He goes on to tell of his times spent on his grandparents’ farm e.g. with cousins, the process of milking, and rabbit shooting. He...
Dates: 2008

McDONALD, Ruth Lillian interviewed by Ailsa Dawson

 Record Group — Box 44
Identifier: H0450
Overview Ruth McDonald was born in Hawera in 1911. In this interview, Ruth gives details of her father's family, the Dews. She recalls schooling at Ruawai, moving as a result of her father's occupation as cheese factory manager and living at Kakapuku (near Te Awamutu). She married William McDonald in 1930 and drove from the King Country to Southland to live. She lived at Wrights Bush cheese factory and then at Lochiel, managing the Northope dairy factory. She describes the closing of these factories...
Dates: 1998

MCLEOD, Reginald George Alexander interviewed by Gill Poplur

 Record Group — Box 31
Identifier: H0224
Overview In this interview Reginald starts his story in the 1940s around Gore/Mataura looking at general living, farming practices and culture of the times. He talks of his interest in rugby and support of Pirates Rugby Club. Reginald also gives a detailed account of his working career as an electrician, becoming an electrical inspector and supporting the police 1988-1996.
Dates: 2014

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