Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Record Group — Box 5
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.
Record Group — Box 8
Overview In this interview Andrew describes and details his education, joining the Woodlands Rabbit Board, and later working at the Fortification saw mill; describing the workings of the mill and the living conditions. After the war he became a contractor which led him and Jack Scarlet to design an elevator to load fertilizer as well as a winch and crane to shift gear on the back of the truck. In 1952 he brought the family farm, farming dairy and sheep until 1977, when he sold up and went to work at the...
Record Group — Box 22
Overview In this interview Arthur gives an overview of his family history, farm, and ‘Roslin House’ (the old homestead). He talks of his childhood and describes rabbiting and the methods used and the processing of the good ones at Woodlands Meat Works/Cannery. He describes and discusses farming practice e.g. wheat growing, shearing with blades, sheep and cattle. Arthur also talks of his education and gaining a scholarship to Lincoln College; the meeting of his wife Margaret and his son’s decision to...
Record Group — Box 22
Overview In this interview Margaret covers her family history, her education and the subjects taught. She returned to the family sheep farm where she took over the running of the home due to her mother’s illness. She describes/discusses some of the family traditions i.e. holidays at Riverton and family Christmas; the war years, rationing, meeting her husband Arthur and living in Trotter house ‘Roslin’ and what this involved. Margaret’s interests include: Women’s Division, writing books on family and...
Component — Box ICC-0998: Series S2752
Scope and Contents From the Item: Album containing 114 photographs of early Invercargill and surrounds.
Found in: Invercargill City Libraries and Archives
Dates: Majority of material found within 1940 - 1943