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Oral History - History of First Church, Invercargill

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Special project of the Southland Oral History Project

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

EDMONDSTON, Margaret Ida interviewed by Merren McCallum

 Record Group — Box 27
Identifier: H0178
Overview In this interview Margaret gives a brief history of her family, her education at North School and Southland Girls High School. Whilst Margaret’s mother was a piano teacher Margaret was taught by Marianne Halliday starting at 9 years old. She went onto be a piano teacher herself and describes her feelings towards piano playing, the examinations and qualifications. Margaret also reflects on her long involvement/career of playing the organ first at North Invercargill Presbyterian Church before...
Dates: 2012

MACINDOE, George Lyle interviewed by Merren McCallum

 Record Group — Box 4
Identifier: H0008
Overview This interview covers George’s and his family’s association with First Church. He gives a brief history of his family background. Then gives a description of: bible class, Sunday School, bell ringing and the changeover to keyboard for this, choir, organists, Church Governace, and different ministers.
Dates: 2010

REID, Jessie Buchan (Sheena) interviewed by Merren MCallum

 Record Group — Box 27
Identifier: H0177
Overview Sheena looks at her family history in New Zealand after their immigration from Scotland i.e. her father’s occupation, setting up home and his employment with First Church; and her close association with first church from a baby. She went onto ring the bells and explains how to play these and the workings of First Church e.g. Communion, Sunday school and Bible Class. She attended Middle School and Southland Girls High School before going to Wellington to train as a dental nurse. On her...
Dates: 2012