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Oral history

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

BECK, Russell Joseph interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box 14
Identifier: H0278
Overview In this interview Russell tells of his early life, education, family background and how this influenced his interests and later career. He began working at Southland Museum and later became the Director. Russell details his career, the development of the Museum and his retirement sculptural projects using both Oamaru Stone and Metal. Throughout the interview he talks of his family, their achievements and the support/partnership of his wife Ann whose skills complimented his own.
Dates: 2017

CARDNO, Frana Grace interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box 15
Identifier: H0223
Overview Frana had a full and interesting life which she shares in this detailed interview. Frana talks of her family, career as a Kindergarten teacher, marriage, children, life in Te Anau, and her creation of a private Kindergarten. She looks at her passion for Fiordland and being part of the campaign to save Lake Manapouri and Te Anau from Hyrdro power development. She saw a need for a Public Library in Te Anau and lead to her being elected to the Wallace County Community Board, which lead to her...
Dates: 2014

ERSKINE Russell John interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box 9
Identifier: H0038
Overview Russell talks of his family history and settling at Otatara which was very isolated. He describes methods used in rabbiting; his passion for construction and the uses of the Oreti River i.e. gravel haulage.
Dates: 2006

FERGUSON, Wendy Patricia Evelyn by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box 41
Identifier: H0419
Overview This interview covers Wendy's family's history in Otatara and her upbringing on a farm. Wendy talks about her husband and his accidental death in a car crash. She also talks about the Otatara community throughout her life.
Dates: 2020

GERKEN, Muriel Anne interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box 43
Identifier: H0440
Overview In this interview Muriel shares family history, her interest in horse riding, and friendships. She tells of her marriage to Raymond Gerken and of building their first home in Otatara. They built a second home on their property on Black Road Otarara. She describes the Otatara Community and some of its identities. She has a love for running an interest she shares with her son Jason.
Dates: 2021

HOLMS, William Turnbull interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box 10
Identifier: H0028
Overview In this interview William gives a description of the layout of their large family home near Waimahaka. He tells of his close family, his education and employment. On the farm they had Hereford cattle and a Romney sheep stud and used horses for stock work. He and his wife saved 150 acres of bush through QEll Trust Covenant. His uncle James invented Holms Patent Coupling link for the ploughing harness.
Dates: 2006

McFARLANE, Nola Patricia interview by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box 42
Identifier: H0428
Overview In this interview Nola shares childhood memories of family, education, sports, the depression, employment, games and interests e.g., playing the bagpipes. She details meeting her husband, planning their wedding and mountaineering honeymoon. They built their first house in Joseph Street, before shifting to Otatara and building there on a life style block. Nola also shares a story of husband, Jim, joining the Nepal Expedition with Sir Edmund Hillary and an accident Jim had there and his...
Dates: 2020

WATT, William Patrick (Bill) and Francis Hope Glenaray interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box 8
Identifier: H0043
Overview This interview is divided into three parts. The first is a joint one in which Bill and Francis Watt tell of their first meeting, social life of the time, marriage and honeymoon. This followed by employment history through to becoming manager of Mount Hamilton and later a field officer based in Invercargill. In Bill’s interview he tells of his family history, early life and memories in Timaru and the shift to Matarua after the death of both his parents. He looks at his life here e.g. education,...
Dates: 2007