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Muttonbird Islands (N.Z.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

ASHWELL, Reginald George interviewed by Pat Christiansen

 Record Group — Box 38
Identifier: H0368
Overview Reginald Ashwell was born in Bluff in 1914. In this interview, Reginald iscusses his children, parents, grandparents and kaumatua. He mentions that his wife Peg worked in the Bluff Theatre. He talks about being in the army and World War II. Reginald discusses oysters, muttonbirding and the Irwin's (Urwin's) Fishing Company. He talks about the Stewart Island ferries, the harbour and Bluff shops in the 1920s and discusses his hobby of making walking sticks and woodwork.
Dates: 1998

METZGER, Nicholas Graham (Tiny) interviewed by Lloyd Esler

 Record Group — Box 5
Identifier: H0143
Overview Tiny tells of his education from primary through to night class, where he did a carpentry apprenticeship. This lead to employment building Government houses - commercial buildings - country jobs. He goes on to talk in detail about the Mutton Bird Islands, the requirements needed to participate in the mutton bird season e.g. the processing, storage, making of the kelp storage bags, and the cooking of them. He describes in detail the islands, the management and laws relating to them,...
Dates: 2008

SKERRETT, Michael Richard interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box 21
Identifier: H0051
Overview In this interview Michael gives a detailed account of Mutton birding i.e. traveling to the Islands, catching, processing and storage of the birds. Michael speaks of his strong family connections and history in Southland and gives a detailed description of his involvement in tribal affairs i.e. he has been on the board of Te Rununga o Ngai Tahu since 1999. He also gives a history of Ngai Tahu settling in the South. This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland...
Dates: 2011