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Dairy factories

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

DICKSON, Ivy May interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box 38
Identifier: H0376
Overview Ivy talks about her family and childhood. She recalls looking after the family cows as a child. She worked at the Underwood Sugar of Milk factory after leaving school. After a housefire at their property in Makarewa, Ivy and her husband William John and their four children moved to Edendale. She recalls the biggest change in her life was the instillation of electricity.
Dates: 1991

Drummond Dairy Factory Company Limited

 Record Group
Identifier: A0053
Overview Processing Note This collection is awaiting arrangement and description. Please contact Archives staff for details of collection content.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1912 - 1930

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

LEITCH, Graeme McKenzie interviewed by George Taylor

 Record Group — Box 4
Identifier: H0007
Overview In this interview Graeme recalls a variety of subjects, events and identities around the Wyndham, Mataura, Mokoreta areas. He talks of his father’s hunting of possums, rabbits, wild pigs and his father’s work history at the Titiroa Dairy Factory and the Rabbit Board; as well as his parents’ marriage and his siblings. He goes onto talk of his own employment as a plumber and being responsible for the issuing and renewing of firearm licenses in the Wyndham and Mataura Districts. He was also a...
Dates: 2010

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

Otautau Co-operative Dairy Factory Co Ltd

 Record Group
Identifier: A0093
Overview PROCESSING NOTE: This collection has partially been arranged and described. Please contact Archives Staff for additional details of collection content.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1913 - 1930

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

SMITH, James Stuart interviewed by Pamela Smith

 Record Group — Box 17
Identifier: H0112
Overview Jim talks of his family history – William and Susan Smith were Lighthouse Keepers at Waipapa and Grandparents Samuel and Euphemia Symons farmed at Menzies Ferry. His family lived at Gorge Road where his father was the manager of the Tuturau Dairy Factory as well as a Dairy Farm Manager. He recalls life, education, and community activities at Gorge Road. His family moved to Invercargill and he compares the differences between the two areas. Jim goes onto to talk about social activities, family...
Dates: 2012

Woodlands Dairy Factory

 Record Group
Identifier: A0140
Scope and Contents This item contains a variety of records and documents and, in general, covers the history of the Woodlands Dairy Factory 1922 - 1932.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1922 - 1932