West Otago (N.Z.)
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 5 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 22
Overview This interview covers Irene's early life in Browns and her time in the Women's War Service Auxiliary working in a flax mill in Tapanui. After the war she remained in Tapanui and worked first in the hospital and then in the Post Office where she worked as the local postie for 18 years. Irene was very keen on fishing, she fished actively for over 50 years and enjoyed meeting interesting people along the riverbank. Irene was Area Representative for Student Travel Schools.
Record Group — Box 19
Overview In the first interview Sadie talks of her early life, education, health and family on a dairy farm on the Otago Peninsula. After leaving school Sadie attended Dunedin Tech and studied art, English, and maths for 2 years. Her family moved to Burke where Sadie found employment. During the war years Sadie joined the NZ Women’s Land Service where she worked in Omarama and Kelso. When in Kelso she met her husband. She goes onto to talk about her family and involvement in the women’s section of...
Record Group — Box 21
Overview In this interview Bill recalls and reflects on his early life on the family farm at Hillend and the purchase of their property at Toropuke. He goes on to talk of his experiences in the anti-tank unit in Italy during the Second World War. He follows on with his return to the farm at Toropuke and how his experiences at war initially impacted on his life on his return. He looks at the improvements he made while farming the property, marriage and family; and at times compares happenings of today...
Record Group — Box 24
Overview In this interview Graeme looks at family history of parents/grandparents, their farm, employment, and marriages. Graeme recalls family outings, childhood activities, education, sports, interest in drama and his apprenticeship as a carpenter. He also covers his marriage, children and his involvement in community projects and fundraising in Tapanui e.g. the building of the Tapanui Community Centre; and his love of history and writing ‘Tapanui turns 100'.