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Influenza Epidemic, 1918 - 1919

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

COPELAND, Margaret interviewed by Judith Thomas

 Record Group — Box 5
Identifier: H0016
Overview This is an extensive interview that covers Margaret’s memories of her family history, growing up in George Street and the history of Windsor. She covers early transport, social and recreational activities, food preparation, household chores and her passion for gardening. Education and employment history; illnesses of the time i.e. Influenza epidemic and diphtheria, challenges of building a home after the war with the lack of materials.
Dates: 2008

McCALLUM, Doreen interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box 6
Identifier: H0138
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.
Dates: 2007

PALMER, Margaret Robina interviewed by Tessa Smith

 Record Group — Box 39
Identifier: H0454
Overview This interview covers Robina's early life in Glenham where she was born and raised on a small dairy farm. Robina recounts memories of farming life, her move to Roxburgh when she was eighteen, and her time living in Invercargill as a married woman. Robina details her family's history, living through WWII and her memories of D-Day, and other memories of her childhood.
Dates: 2021

RIDDELL, Florence May interviewed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box 44
Identifier: H0471
Overview In this interview Florence talks about her family history and her education. She recalls farming life when she was growing up and how produce from the farm was sold from her father’s milk cart. She recalls memories of the flu (“black plague”), childhood activities and the Jersey Stud she and her husband started: her stud was the Fairfax Royal Stud and her husbands’ was the Oreti Park Stud. Florence became a judge for A&P shows.
Dates: 1993

WACHNER, Mabel Christina interveiwed by Edith Ruddenklau

 Record Group — Box 24
Identifier: H0082
Overview This interview looks at family history, siblings, education, employment and marriage. It also covers social issues/happenings of the time and the building up of a footwear business which became the largest footwear retailer in NZ, and husband became Mayor of Invercargill and Mabel was involved in many organisations and was awarded an MBE.
Dates: 1990