Eastern Southland (N.Z.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 179 Collections and/or Records:
Record Group — Box 2
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...
Overview Processing Note: This collection contains a small number of items still awaiting arrangement and description from Accession ICA01.189. Please contact Archives Staff for details.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1887 - 1998
Overview Processing Note This collection has been partially arranged and described. A small amount of unprocessed material remains in Accession ICA01.004. Contact Archives staff for details.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1890 - 1996
Record Group — Box 23
Overview This interview is part of the Gorge Road Collection.In this interview Eileen and Donald discuss their early life and families growing up in Gorge Road District. Eileen recalls domestic life on the farm and resources needed with there being no electricity; farming practices, her education and sporting interests. Donald tells of the Gorge Road Village detailing the various shops. They also tell of the events/activities at the hall. Donald goes on to recall his employment first of all in sawmills...
Record Group — Box 6
Overview In this interview Doreen tells the story of her family history and their employment; the depression and the loss of the farm; her own education and employment until marriage and family. She tells the individual stories of her siblings’ lives and education. As well as describing the effects of the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 on her family, friends and the wider community of Waimahaka/Fortrose.
Record Group — Box 18
Overview In this interview whilst Avis covers her family history dating back to her grandparents, she predominantly focuses on the flax industry through reflecting on and describing her family’s involvement in this industry, the history of the industry and its workers. Avis also covers her education, employment and siblings.
Record Group — Box 6
Overview Marjorie’s interview covers her life growing up in Charlton District where her family had settled in 1911. It includes home memories, neighbours, the size of farms in the district, Charlton Hall, picnics, telephone, party line and their garden. Also mentioned is Charlton School, holidays, Gore High School, Gore Airport, Marjorie’s 90th birthday and the launch of family history publication “Both sides of the Hokonuis”. Majorie's interview also covers manual training, The Depression and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 2010 - 2012
Record Group — Box 38
Overview Mary describes growing up and family life on a farm on the Morton Mains Estate, near Waituna. Her parents died when she was 20 years old and she and her 18-year-old sister brought up her younger siblings. She talks about the opening of the Oteramika Hall. Mary describes industries in the area: dairy factories, the sugar of milk factory at Edendale and a tinned rabbit factory and linen flax mill in Woodlands. She married a neighbour, Alexander McMillan and moved to his farm in Waituna where she...