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Dairy Farming

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Farmers Dairy Federation Limited

 Record Group
Identifier: A0056
Overview Processing Note This collection is awaiting arrangement and description. Please contact Archives staff for details of collection content.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1932 - 1935

FLETT, James Robert Lyon (Jim) interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box 1
Identifier: H0106
Overview In this interview James talks of his family history and the arrival of his father, who was a baker, to New Zealand in 1902. Father and Uncle had a bakery first in Balfour then in Otautau before buying a farm with brother Tom in 1902. James tells of his parents wedding and his father’s involvement in the community. He recalls memories of school days, education at the Southern Technical College and the declaration of World War 2. He goes onto tell of his recreational past times, religion and...
Dates: 2013

Jim and May Bruce with Robina Bruce (Front) at Milking Time

 Digital Image
Identifier: DH04540007
Dates: c. 1940s

LAMB, James Alexander (Jim) interviewed by Virginia Henderson

 Record Group — Box 20
Identifier: H0115
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the Wendon Valley Research Project. Jim details his family history dating back to his grandparents and the purchase of Larg Farm in the Wendon Valley. His father began the Waikaka Dairy Factory. He tells how his mother managed the farm after the early death of his father. Jim goes on to describe childhood memories of milking cows, having a horse and rugby. He gives a history of the Wendon Valley School, his marriage and birth of his children and explains...
Dates: 2012

LINDSAY, Frank Ritchie interviewed by Richard Savory

 Record Group — Box 18
Identifier: H0343
Overview Ritchie looks at the history of the family farm in Drummond i.e. the various owners and at his extended family. He describes crops and farming practices and he was educated at Isla bank School and Southland Technical College leaving school at 14 to work on the farm. He remembers Invercargill Show Days, Stock sales at Winton and his war years’ service. He purchased his farm with the support of father’s friend. He discusses the rabbit problem and control of this and general life e.g. kerosene...
Dates: 2009

MACKAY, Alistair Donald interviewed by Rebecca Amundsen

 Record Group — Box 20
Identifier: H0054
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. Alistair was born in Glasgow. During World War 2 his family returned to NZ by boat and there is a description of this hazardous experience. He compares life in Southland to Scotland e.g. farming techniques. His working life was spent farming which he describes i.e. impact of dairying on rural communities and changes to farming practice. Alistair had a close affinity with Scottish roots-societies which he...
Dates: 2011

MACKENZIE, Donald Blair interviewed by Ann McKenzie

 Record Group — Box 1
Identifier: H0104
Overview In this interview Donald recalls family history dating back to Great Grandparents and the history of their/his property at Greenbush, his own early life and family life and education. After leaving school he went to shearing school and took over the running of the family farm with his brother Robert. He tells of the various farming practices during this time. The family was eventually sold to his son Scott.
Dates: Majority of material found within 2012-2013