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Jack Elliot speaks to Peter McDonald about his time as a Private with the 25th Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Peter McDonald
Date: 27 March 2009
Duration: 1.29 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
Accession No
ARC2012-065

Name/Title
Pat Sole speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a ambulance driver with the Army Service Corps during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 24 September 2009
Duration: 41 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
Accession No
ARC2012-050

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Wally May speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Flight Sergeant with the RAF and NZAF and his time in the British Merchant Navy during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 24 October 2009
Duration: 52 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
Accession No
ARC2012-045

Name/Title
Albert Larson speaks to Peter McDonald about his time as a Corporal and army engineer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two.
Interviewer: Peter McDonald
Date: 9 October 2009
Duration: 57 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
Accession No
ARC2012-041

Name/Title
Jack Knowles speaks to Peter McDonald about his time as a driver in the artillery during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 9 October 2009
Duration: 52 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
Accession No
ARC2012-040

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Martin Kilpatrick speaks to Peter McDonald about his time as a Flight Lieutenant with the 75th Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two.
Interviewer: Peter McDonald
Date: 9 October 2009
Duration: 33 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
Accession No
ARC2012-038

Len Butler speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Lance Corporal during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 24 September 2009
Duration: 55 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
Accession No
ARC2012-024

Name/Title
Greg Bannan speaks to Peter McDonald about his time as a Flight Sergeant with the RAF during World War Two.
Interviewer: Peter McDonald
Date: 24 June 2010
Duration: 28 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
Accession No
ARC2012-018

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Sound recording. Lindsay Drinkwater talks about his grandfather, when his parents converted to the church, his childhood stammer, his conversion to the church of the Salvation Army, travelling to Papua New Guinea to work as a missionary for two decades with his wife Fay, working as the principal of the Brugam Bible College and working towards his Licentiate of Theology.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 18 April 2011
Accession No
ARC2011-058

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Sound recording. June Thomson talks about meeting her husband David Thomson in the Middle East during World War II and her life as a farmers wife on the Bird Road, Stratford.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 11 September 2001
Accession No
ARC2011-013

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An interview with Ted Washer of Tokaora by Alison Robinson as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Ted talks about his family origins, his childhood and schooling at Manaia School and Hawera High School, life in the Army during World War Two, running the family farm and the death of his wife Dell in a car accident.
Accession No
ARC2010-009

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Garth and Gladys Bilkey of Bell Block, 26th August 1989. Both Gladys and Garth were previously members of the Central Taranaki Methodist church and they talk of their involvement in church families as they moved around the district. they also talk of ministers and mention the Christian Endeavour.
Also included is a short interview (on the second side) with Birdie and Ella Rowe.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has yet been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-458

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Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Mrs Lois Wharton and her daughter Brenda, 30th January 1991. Lois was at one time the Central Taranaki Methodist parish steward.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. No abstract or transcription has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-457

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Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Claude Marchant of Stratford 4th December 1990. Part of the Central Taranaki Methodists project. No abstract or transcript has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-455

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Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Ruth Potts (nee Summerfield) 19th September 1990. Ruth talks of her grandparents John and Harriett Butcher who arrived in Stratford in 1900. She talks of the Butcher and Summerfield families and the Hopkins who were involved in the Primitive Methodist Church in Stratford.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. No abstract of transcript is available, but notes have been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-454

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Collie Hancock of Stratford, 22nd July 1990, about his ancestors who were Primitive Methodists. Part way through the first side of the tape, an interview with Annie Stewart (nee Petersen) starts. Both interviews relate to the history of the Central Taranaki Methodists.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. Notes have been written up on the interview with Collie Hancock and also contain extracts from Methodist church registers. There are no notes, abstract or transcript for the Annie Stewart's interview.
Accession No
ARC2002-453

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Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Martha Hosking of Midhirst about the Methodist Church, 5th September 1989.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. No abstract of transcription has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-452

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Oral history. Alison Robinson interviews Don McDowall, 13th August 1989. Don speaks of his experiences as a Christian pacifist during WWII. He describes his teenage years and how he became involved with the Methodist Bible Class while at Wharehuia where he confirmed his pacifist beliefs. He talks of being imprisoned during the war and the different denominations among the detainees and how this effected his faith. After the war, he returned to Stratford finding a home in the Stratford Methodist church and the Men's Fellowship Group.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-451

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Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Noeline Butcher (nee Little) in Stratford on 3rd July 1989. Noeline talks of her Methodist ancestors who lived in Eltham. Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. No abstract or transcript has been made, but notes are available.
Accession No
ARC2002-450

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Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Ern Frank (formerly of Huiakama). Recorded in New Plymouth 4th April 1989. Ernie tells of his Wesleyan connections and recalls living at Huiakama (between Strathmore and Te Wera), in particular memories of church involvement. Mentions the Douglas Boarding House.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project
An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made
Accession No
ARC2002-449

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Myrtle Thomas, (nee Sorensen) formerly of Stratford. Recorded in New Plymouth 22nd March 1989. Part of the Central Taranaki Methodists project. No abstract or transcript has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-445

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Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Emily Cook (nee Lamason) recorded 9th January 1989. Emily talks of her family background (gold mining in South Island and the hardships for women) and her early childhood. She speaks of the Seddon family of Kumara, of her schooling and time at Teachers Training College. She talks of teaching at New Plymouth Girls; High School and of her association with the Methodist church.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodists project. Also used in the compiling of Women and Children First. Edited transcript available. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-444

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Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Miriam Hollard, Mary Downs and a friend joins in towards the end of the interview. Recorded in the Methodist Market 17th January 1989.
Miriam talks of her connection with the Methodist Church including sewing church curtains, making produce for sale in the Market, the Hospital Day Care (also known as Theraputic Group), the Fellowship catering team and being part of the church family.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodists project. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made
Accession No
ARC2002-441

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Reverend Arch and Lesley McKay, 4th January 1989. The McKays talk of Stratford Methodist Church and a little about Tuamarina. Part of the Central Taranaki Methodists project. No abstract or transcript has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-440

Oral history. Alison Robinson interviews Keith and Win Mackey of Stratford while researching the book 'Central Taranaki Methodists' published in 1991.
Accession No
ARC2002-438
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