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World War, 1939-1945

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 105 Collections and/or Records:

SAUNDERS, John Armstrong and Frances Gloria interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box 11
Identifier: H0153
Overview In this interview John and Francis share a comprehensive and detailed look into their lives from childhood and family history; through to meeting, their marriage, family and their family’s education and achievements; the purchase of their farm and farming life. Among their operations on the farm was their decision to go into growing grain which they cover with some detail. They also tell of their lives during the war years, their involvement in community organisation’s, their interests,...
Dates: 2008

SAYER, Dorothy Myrle interviewed by Avis McDonald

 Record Group — Box 21
Identifier: H0063
Overview Myrle talks of her family background, life, religion, education and growing up in Balfour where her family were the local bakers. She goes onto to tell of her employment history - at the local Grocer’s shop, looking after children for the Farry family in Gore and joining the Air Force at the outbreak of World War 2. After the war she talks of her marriage and family.
Dates: 2011

SHAVE, Norma Irene Annetta interviewed by Rangimaria Suddaby and Shona Fordyce

 Record Group — Box 17
Identifier: H0113
Overview Norma recalls her education and employment at a Thornbury farm, leisure activities e.g. fly fishing, dances, growing vegetables, learning to drive and doing the drivers licence test. At the age of 12 Norma decided she wanted to be a nurse and put her name down to become a nurse at Kew Hospital aged 20/21. She goes on to give an account of a fire at Kew Hospital in August 1939, the evacuation of patients and the repurposing of Lorne Hospital for patients. In 1950 she travelled to London to work...
Dates: 2012

SMITH, Charlotte Anne Lindsay (Nan) interviewed by Lloyd Esler

 Record Group — Box 8
Identifier: H0156
Overview Nan discusses and describes her family history: her father and grandfather settling in NZ and making a life here; her education first at Spar Bush school then at Southland Girls High. She talks of her memories of the depression and farm conditions at this time. When she left school she qualified as a nurse in 1936. Nan recalls and mentions wartime Invercargill e.g. ration books, petrol rationing, Park Hospital and the purchase of her Vauxhall 12 car for £300.00. Nan worked for ten years at Park...
Dates: 2007

SOLOMON, Maurice Ian interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box 26
Identifier: H0157
Overview In this extensive interview Maurice covers the many and varied aspects of his life which include his family history, the ways he earnt money as a child, his education, joining the navy at 15 and life in the Navy, followed by his fishing career on leaving the Navy and his art and craft career using wood, leather and bone craving. He also discusses his hobbies e.g. boxing, swimming, and the making of his own games as a child.
Dates: 2009

STANCOMBE, Clara Faulds interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box 28
Identifier: H0185
Overview In this interview Clara recalls her early life, family, education, growing up around Tuatapere, employment, being a member of the Volunteer Aids Group during the war and marriage.
Dates: 2013

STRACHAN, June Marie Elizabeth interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box 8
Identifier: H0042
Overview June talks of her education in Dunedin; training and employment as a Dental Nurse; her first clinic in Orepuki and the surrounding areas; there is a description of the dental equipment and her uniform. During the war June drove transporters for soldiers and was seconded to work in the hospital. After marriage June and her family lived in many areas around NZ in relation to her husband’s occupation; June gives an account of each of these areas and life in them. She shares her use of IT to keep...
Dates: 2007

SUTTON, Roger Robertson interviewed by Beth Cairns

 Record Group — Box 19
Identifier: H0345
Overview In this interview Roger recalls his childhood memories and his strong interest in wild life/local history. He goes on to describe his war years and where he was posted. On returning home he details his work the protection of wild life through numerous organisations including: the Southland Acclimation Society, QE 11 National Trust, Catchment Board, Fisheries and Wildlife Management and details the Manapouri Power Station Project.
Dates: 2000

Thomas Johnstone

 Digital Image
Identifier: DH02950004
Dates: c.1944