Forests and forestry
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Record Group — Box 28
Overview In this extensive interview David recalls his family history and life; World War 2, education and in employment. He goes in to detail about his employment in the timber industry in Tapanui covering aspects from the sawmills through to the selling of the timber off shore.
Record Group — Box 1
Overview Carl tells of his family history and life growing up in a large family on a dairy farm around Rotorua. Deer Culling for skins brought him south to Glenorchy, after which he returned to milling at the Tapanui Mill. He goes on to describe and explain his employment in forestry and in the sawmilling industry where he started and owned a mill in Lumsden. He discusses the various contracts and growth of this business.
Record Group — Box 43
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 17
Overview In this interview Ralph talks of his family history, education, employment, sporting interests, marriage and children. But predominantly this interview is about his keen interest in mountain climbing of which he gives a detailed description discussing planning, equipment, safety gear, climbing companions, avalanches and mountains climbed.
Record Group — Box 29
Overview This interview is part of the "Discovering Glengarry’s Community Spirit" project. In this interview Ted talks of his early life on farms that his father worked as a labourer around Central Otago as well as his education and sports interests i.e., cricket and rugby. He goes onto to talk of his employment in forestry in Southland, Otago and South Canterbury. In 1970 Ted moved to Glengarry and he gives a snap shot of life in this area at this time e.g., children, neighbourhood support, socialising...
Record Group — Box 2
Overview Leslie talks of his family history, education and home domestic life in the Tapanui area. He describes the depression years, working in the forestry in Rotorua, the loss of his brother in the war, his marriage/family and farming life, where he has seen many changes and practices over 70 years in the industry. Leslie also talks about steam trains and rail service in the area as well as his interest in the Racing Club and Dog trails.
Record Group — Box 1
Overview In this interview Helen talks of her family history, life and education in Australia and her family’s love of music and her passion for ballet. She also looks at her sibling’s careers and marriages and her own career in physiotherapy. She then talks of her own marriage, children, life on the farm, farming practice and crops grown e.g. Fescue seed, Cockswood Grass, Red Clover and the planting of a forestry block. Helen also looks at her husband John’s family history and her social life centred...