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Athol

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

RICHMOND, Audrey interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box 21
Identifier: H0151
Overview Audrey discusses life on the Soper family farm at Athol, her education, the clothing worn there and sports; how the various epidemics (Polio, diphtheria) affected the school. She tells of the impact of the war, of family members going to war, the method of Military call up and volunteers; of keeping in touch through letters and parcels. She describes life on the farm during this time e.g. milking, butter making and the killing of farm animals to supply meat to Athol and the use of coupons....
Dates: 2007

SOPER, Alistair (Ack) interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box 11
Identifier: H0158
Overview In this interview Ack covers his family history, his education, marriage and life in Athol including in this weather conditions, railway services, the industry that goes around farming and social life e.g. dances, movies etc. He tells of various farming types used e.g. sheep and fescue as a cash crop. He also mentions goldmining at Nokomai.
Dates: 2007