Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Record Group — Box 4
Overview Norma describes her personal education history at Tuatapere School, Dux of Nightcaps District School, attendances at Southland Girls High and later to training College. She talks of teaching techniques and outlines her teaching career as well as comparing the current education system with past.
Record Group — Box 15
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...
Record Group — Box 17
Overview In this interview Heather tells of her family and education at: Morton Mains School, Mataura Primary School and Gore High School as well as her tertiary education at Dunedin Training College and subjects at University. Heather recalls her reasons for becoming a teacher and her teaching career. She goes on to talk about her marriage to Peter, the building of their home, the neighbours, neighbourhood and the history behind the naming of their street (North Terrace.) In retirement she and Peter...
Record Group — Box 9
Overview Muriel discusses her family and education history which reflects on the times i.e. training to be a teacher and her first posting at Nightcaps, marriage, life on the farm pre electricity and telephone; country life, being a member of the WDFF through which she ran sewing classes. Muriel tells of their connections with Waipara lighthouse and her husband Ronald’s war years.
Record Group — Box 10
Overview In this interview Dorothy talks of her early family history, life and memories. She gives a detailed description of her father working for the Hokonui Rabbit Board; and goes on to describe her education and later training as a Homecraft teacher. Dorothy includes a description of domestic life when she was growing up, her interest in Judo and stock-car racing, and the effects of the 1984 floods on her extended family.
Record Group — Box 17
Overview This interview of a Waipango/Riverton native covers her family, her home at Birch Bush farm in Waipango, Southland, her grandmother’s home in Riverton, domestic life, her schools, her family’s farm and its workers. Also covers her early employment, start in nursing, illness with tuberculosis, and experience as both a patient and nurse at Orangapai Sanatorium in Waipiata; her marriage to Charles Lake; and their life as a hired farming couple on several different farms in the Southland and...
Record Group — Box 26
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the Wendon Valley Research Project. In this interview Barbara talks of her family history dating back to her grandparents, the purchase of the family farm at Wyndham Valley and the history of the family here; and of her marriage to Bill Mason and move to Otara where they took over Bill’s uncles farm. She describes what it was like for her to leave Wyndham Valley to go to Otara. Barbara also recalls her education at Wyndham Valley School and a little local...
Record Group — Box 31
Overview In this interview Liz discusses and tells the story of her family covering topics such as: family interest in reading, recreational activities, wartime restrictions and memories, her education kindergarten through to Dunedin Teachers College and a Chinese built cave her parents lived in during the depression.
Record Group — Box 20
Overview Shelia tells of life and education on Stewart Island i.e. chores, teachers, enjoyment of art classes and having a love of nature. She wanted to be a writer and artist; and wrote ‘Natural World of the Trails’ and ‘Out of Our Tree’. She left home to go to Dunedin Teacher’s College and she gives a detailed account of her time there. In 1942 she had her first work published called ‘Overland to Pegasus’ in the Wanderlust magazine. She moved to Wellington and worked for the Dominion Museum – then did...
Record Group — Box 23
Overview This interview cover’s Ronald’s early life in Riverton and account of parents and siblings interests and achievements. Ronald talks of training to be a school teacher, and his contribution to education in Southland i.e. teacher, University Extension, WEA and Enrich Centre. He also talks of his own strengths, interests and philosophy in relation to education delivery; as well as his Imperial Relations Bursary.
Dates: 2010; 2010