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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

BRAVEN, Wiliam Edward (Ted) interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box 19
Identifier: H0095
Overview Ted grew up at Forest Hill. In this interview he looks at his family history, describes rabbiting, trapping and the processing of the rabbits. He goes onto describe his farming life after taking over the farm after his father’s death in 1942. He was good with machinery which lead him to repairing his neighbours machinery and inventing the Suction Dredge for Gold mining when he became involved in gold mining. He tells of going hunting, tramping and climbing; of his involvement with rifle...
Dates: 2011 - 2012

BROWN, Irene Agnes interviewed by Elaine M Little

 Record Group — Box 35
Identifier: H0316
Overview Irene Brown was born in Riverton in 1901. Her father worked on a water race and her mother was a dressmaker. In this interview, Irene recalls the deaths of two of her brothers, school days at Wild Bush and growing up in rural Southland. She describes marrying Henry Brown and activities on their farm including keeping bees, cows, chickens and growing potatoes. She discusses clothing, going to town in a gig, horses and boating at Riverton.
Dates: 1998

CATTO, Leslie John (Jack) interviewed by Margaret McDougall

 Record Group — Box 1
Identifier: H0093
Overview In this interview Jack tells of his family, growing up on the farm i.e. the home, going to school, food chores etc. He goes on to talk of his marriage and children; and describes the war years and its effect on his family i.e. death of his brother. Jack also talks about the history of their farm e.g. 3 generations, accidents and type of farming.
Dates: 2012

COWIE Andrew Findlay interviewed by June Trotter

 Record Group — Box 4
Identifier: H0036
Overview This interview covers family history, property, family gatherings and growing up in a large extended family on the farm. Findlay talks of his education through to secondary school and his return to employment on the farm. He talks of the crops/seeds and early farming machinery and technologies. During the war Findlay was an Air Force mechanic and after the war he talks of marriage and returning to farming life.
Dates: 2006

DALZELL, Reginald (Reg) interviewed by Lloyd Esler

 Record Group — Box 4
Identifier: H0037
Overview Reg is from a farming family and describes his background in Southland, the depression, education, social life and transport services. Reg has spent his whole life involved in farming, promoting animal health and participating extensively in the Colombo Plan. Reg won a Dominion Farmers Traveling Scholarship.
Dates: 2008

DUFF, Albert Gordon (Bert) interviewed by Avis McDonald

 Record Group — Box 2
Identifier: H0067
Overview Bert speaks of and describes his family history, life, education and growing up at Rimu e.g. attending Rimu School, rabbiting, sports, working on and owning his farm and farming practices. He also covers the outbreak of World War 2 and its effects on family and country.
Dates: 2011

Farmers Dairy Federation Limited

 Record Group
Identifier: A0056
Overview Processing Note This collection is awaiting arrangement and description. Please contact Archives staff for details of collection content.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1932 - 1935

GRANT, Jeffrey James (Jeff) interviewed by Valmai Redhead

 Record Group — Box 9
Identifier: H0064
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. This interview looks at the Grant family first settling in Balfour in 1876, the opening of a store and purchase of farm land. He looks at his own connection with the farm: growing up there, the diversity of farming practices, and effects of climate. In the 1980s he became interested in politics being elected to parliament in 1987 and serving 2 terms. He talks of his life after this, his involvement on various...
Dates: 2011