Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Record Group — Box 19
Overview Ted grew up at Forest Hill. In this interview he looks at his family history, describes rabbiting, trapping and the processing of the rabbits. He goes onto describe his farming life after taking over the farm after his father’s death in 1942. He was good with machinery which lead him to repairing his neighbours machinery and inventing the Suction Dredge for Gold mining when he became involved in gold mining. He tells of going hunting, tramping and climbing; of his involvement with rifle...
Dates: 2011 - 2012
Record Group — Box 28
Overview In this interview Robert tells of his family history, his earliest memories of home aged 2 years, family life, education as well as local history around the Tokanui/Waikawa area. His first job was driving a tractor aged 14. He became ill with rheumatic fever. He goes on to tell of marriage, children and working for a carrying company, Southland County – Roading – and engineers Jones-Graham Hyde. He also talks about Chisholm Bros., and his work on constructing roads in the area. His interests...
Record Group — Box 29
Overview Murray was born in Riverton and attended Tuatapere School. In this interview he describes and details his extensive involvement in possum hunting. He also looks at his employment, business/farms owned and books written about himself and his wife and their possuming exploits.
Record Group — Box 5
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,...
Item — Box 38
Found in: Southland Oral History Project
Record Group — Box 17
Overview Jim talks of his family history – William and Susan Smith were Lighthouse Keepers at Waipapa and Grandparents Samuel and Euphemia Symons farmed at Menzies Ferry. His family lived at Gorge Road where his father was the manager of the Tuturau Dairy Factory as well as a Dairy Farm Manager. He recalls life, education, and community activities at Gorge Road. His family moved to Invercargill and he compares the differences between the two areas. Jim goes onto to talk about social activities, family...
Record Group — Box 19
Overview In this interview Roger recalls his childhood memories and his strong interest in wild life/local history. He goes on to describe his war years and where he was posted. On returning home he details his work the protection of wild life through numerous organisations including: the Southland Acclimation Society, QE 11 National Trust, Catchment Board, Fisheries and Wildlife Management and details the Manapouri Power Station Project.
Record Group — Box 11
Overview In this interview Allen talks of his interest in poetry and writing his own poetry as well as detailed accounts of hunting trips taken as a child. He describes trapping possums, hunting pigs and deer and training hunting dogs. He tells of a trip to England by boat in 1963. On returning to Tuatapere he returned to possuming and worked at sawmilling. He goes onto to describe and explain the workings of the mill and machinery.