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Milford Sound (N.Z.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Alister McDonald Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: A0633
Overview Processing Note: This collection is awaiting arrangement and description. It contains notes on the Proposed Haast - Milford Road, The Save Manapouri Campaign and Deep Cove Water Proposal. Includes an 8mm film titled "Manapouri". Please contact Archives staff for furhter details of collection content.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1964 - 2002

BROTHERSTON, Peter Alexander interviewed by Morag Forrester

 Record Group — Box 50
Identifier: H0544
Overview Peter's immediate environment, as a young child, was the granite, tree-covered mountains and clear waters of the Hollyford Valley. As a youth and into early adulthood it was the tussock country of the Te Anau Basin that he frequented. He was also among the early contract staff to carry out the initial task of levelling swathes of shrub and bush so that it could become productive agricultural soil. Leaving for a few years to live further south, Peter returned and worked for the Fiordland...
Dates: 2005

CARRAN, Christopher (Chris) interviewed by Morag Forrester

 Record Group — Box 54
Identifier: H0574
Overview Fifty years ago, while the politicians and planners made board table decisions about the future development of what was one of New Zealand's remotest regions, Chris Carran and his brothers were working on those changes from the ground up. As agricultural contractors, in the mid-1950s they were hired to clear the land and plough paddocks that would permanently alter the topography of former run country in the Te Anau Basin. From those inauspicious beginnings as a teenager, Chris returned to Te...
Dates: 2009

Collected Historical Maps, 1793 - 1986, 1793, bulk: c.1824 - 1986

 Series
Identifier: S0010
Dates: 1793 - 1986; 1793; Majority of material found within c.1824 - 1986

F.G. [Frederick George] Hall-Jones Collection

 Record Group
Identifier: A0001
Overview This collection contains material from noted Southland historian and author Frederick (Fred) George Hall-Jones. It includes a large number of maps (originals and copies), many with hand-written notations. Also included are his research notes on Southland history, newspaper clippings, as well as various historical pamphlets and publications.
Dates: Majority of material found within c.1793 - 1986

George, Bligh and Milford Sounds [copy], 1851

 Component — Map-box 1: Series S0010
Identifier: S00100001_j
Scope and Contents New Zealand Middle Island, Province of Otago. George, Bligh and Milford Sounds. Surveyed by Captain J.L. Stokes, Commander G.H. Richards, F.J. Evans, Master, R. Bradshaw, Mate, J.W. Simth (Smith?), 2nd Master, F.W. Oke and D. Pender, Masters Assistants R.N. H.M.S. Acheron 1851.
Dates: 1851

George, Bligh and Milford Sounds [copy]

 Digital Image
Identifier: D00100001_j

Maps of Southland, Otago, and New Zealand, 1840 - 1955, bulk: 1840 - 1856, 1917, 1955

 Item — Map-box 1: Series S0010
Identifier: S00100001
Scope and Contents Ten maps (copies and originals) of early Southland and surrounds.
Dates: 1840 - 1955; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1856; 1917; 1955

MOSS, David Thomas (Dave) interviewed by Morag Forrester

 Record Group — Box 53
Identifier: H0564
Overview The tourism industry has been an essential contributor to the local economy of the Te Anau Basin since the formation of the Milford Track in the late 1800s. Following the opening of a vehicle route to Milford Sound in the 1950s, the number of visitors to the district has grown to the extent that an estimated 650,000 people a year spend at least a few hours at Milford. Dave Moss, has just retired from the local hospitality industry after about 35 years involvement. First, he was at Milford...
Dates: 2006

NEILSEN, William David (Bill) interviewed by Morag Forrester

 Record Group — Box 50
Identifier: H0548
Overview As he says during the recording, Bill's intention, on first being appointed General Manager of the THC Hotel in Te Anau in 1979, was to do the job for a couple of years and move on. Twenty-five years later he is still living in the town having played a prominent role in tourism in both Te Anau and Milford Sound. In this profile, Bill not only discusses tourism and the development of the hospitality industry in the region and across New Zealand, but he also provides an insight into the lives of...
Dates: 2005