Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Record Group — Box 22
Overview This interview is part of the Gorge Road Collection. In this interview Mary talks of her family history and immigration from Ireland. Her family moved to a farm close to the Waituna Lagoon. She describes Kapuka South School, transport to school, classroom setup and general school day of the era. The family had an orchard in Roxbourgh. Mary began playing the piano when at secondary school and details her various experiences playing in the community. She goes on to describe the family farm,...
Record Group — Box 27
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...
Record Group — Box 20
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the Wendon Valley Research Project. Lily covers family history in Wendon Valley as a farming family. She recalls her memories of living and growing up there e.g. dances in the woolshed, playing table tennis with the Lamb family, school and school friends. One of these being Jean McIntre who went on to teach music at Trinity College and put a concert on at Carnegie Hall. Lily tells of her marriage and association with Anglican Church where she was an...
Record Group — Box 3
Overview In this interview Betty talks of her early life and education at Glenham and Wyndham, of learning to play the piano and later becoming a piano teacher in the district. In 1950 Betty joined a women’s choir and she talks of her involvement with this group and their achievements for 25 years.
Record Group — Box 31
Overview In this interview Peter tells of his life and times on his family farm at Waikawa/Progress Valley. He talks of farming practice, the family interest in music which lead to the formation of the Possum Pickers Band. Peter also tells of his involvement in Rugby and his interest in fishing.
Record Group — Box 38
Overview Muriel Henderson was born in 1917. In this interview she describes her schooling. She talks about her brothers Gordon and John who were drowned at Omaui. She mentions the Riverton Rocks area and Thomson's Bush, motorbike racing, boxing, school picnics and opera. She discusses broadcasting at 4YZ radio station and mentions Bill Cherry. She describes her interest in duck shooting, the fishing hut at Awarua and rabbits and ferrets. Kauri trees were planted at Stewart Island for the brothers....
Found in: Southland Oral History Project
Informal Get Together of Members of the Invercargill Operatic Society at Their Rehearsal Rooms, c.1955
Overview This collection contains material relating to the Invercargill Garrison Band. It includes a large number of band photographs, as well as photos of other national bands (including the Invercargill Hibernian Band). A record of the bands performances can be found in the assorted programmes, posters, awards, and newspaper clippings. Other ephemera, correspondance, financial records, Jubilee/Centennial information, and sheet music, as well as Honour Boards for World War I are also included in the...
Dates: Majority of material found within c.1874 - 2008