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Ron Prichard speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as Private in the RNZ Infantry Regiment in Malaya, Borneo and Vietnem Wars
Prichard served in the army for four years.He spent two years and eight months in tours in Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam. He was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) for bravery during firefight in Vietnem.
Date: 15 March 2013
Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes

Part of a series of 10 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 Vietnam, Korea and Malaya War veterans. The interviews were conducted 2012-2013 by Ray Cleaver. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust. The project was a continuation from an earlier project which captured the stories of WWII veterans.
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ARC2013-1489

Rob (Robin) Leathley speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as Lieutenant with the RNZ Infantry Regiment in the Malaya and Vietnam Wars.
Leathley joined the army in 1960. He served in Malaya in 1966-1969 and Vietnam in 1967. He speaks about health issues associated to Agent Orange.
Date: 15 February 2013
Duration: 46 minutes

Part of a series of 10 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 Vietnam, Korea and Malaya War veterans. The interviews were conducted 2012-2013 by Ray Cleaver. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust. The project was a continuation from an earlier project which captured the stories of WWII veterans.
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ARC2013-1488

Bob (Robert) Jagger speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as working in Artillery Signals in the 16th Field Regiment in the Korean War.
Jagger speaks about the two year he served in Korea supplying shells and maintaing signal lines
Date: 26 November 2012
Duration: 55 minutes

Part of a series of 10 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 Vietnam, Korea and Malaya War veterans. The interviews were conducted 2012-2013 by Ray Cleaver. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust. The project was a continuation from an earlier project which captured the stories of WWII veterans.
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ARC2013-1487

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Kevin Holley speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as Warrant Officer in the RNZ Infantry Regiment in the Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam Wars.
Holley served in Malaya in 1964, Borneo in 1965-1966 and Vietnam (with 161 Artillery Battery) in 1967-1968. He worked with the artillery in Vietnam and speaks about Agent Orange and ongoing health issues many Vietnam veterans have.
Date: 25 February 2013
Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

Part of a series of 10 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 Vietnam, Korea and Malaya War veterans. The interviews were conducted 2012-2013 by Ray Cleaver. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust. The project was a continuation from an earlier project which captured the stories of WWII veterans.
Accession No
ARC2013-1486

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Guv (Hawea) Grey speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as Sergeant in the RNZ Infantry Regiment and Engineering Corps in the Vietnam, Malaya and Borneo Wars.
Grey served in the Royal New Zealand Army for 20 years, he was deployed in Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam from 1966-1967 and in Singapore from 1972-1974. He speaks about jungle patrols and health issues from Agent Orange.
Date: 7 February 2013
Duration: 1 hour 16 minutes

Part of a series of 10 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 Vietnam, Korea and Malaya War veterans. The interviews were conducted 2012-2013 by Ray Cleaver. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust. The project was a continuation from an earlier project which captured the stories of WWII veterans.
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ARC2013-1484

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David Beacham speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as Staff Sergeant in the RNZ Infantry Regiment in the Vietnam and Malaya Wars.
Beacham conducted compulsory military training and went on to territorial traing. He was a part of two tours in Malaya and one in Vietnam, on jungle patrols.
Date: 11 December 2012
Duration: 1 hour 24 minutes

Part of a series of 10 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 Vietnam, Korea and Malaya War veterans. The interviews were conducted 2012-2013 by Ray Cleaver. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust. The project was a continuation from an earlier project which captured the stories of WWII veterans.
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ARC2013-1483

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Jim Baird speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as Lance Corporal in the RNZ Infantry Regiment in Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam.
Baird work with Intelligence and on jungle patrols in Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam. He also went on patrol with a US coastgaurd vessel.
Date: 21 February 2013
Duration: 55 minutes

Part of a series of 10 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 Vietnam, Korea and Malaya War veterans. The interviews were conducted 2012-2013 by Ray Cleaver. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust. The project was a continuation from an earlier project which captured the stories of WWII veterans.
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ARC2013-1482

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Russell Andrews speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as gunner in the RNZ Armoured Corps in the Vietnam War.
Russell served six months in Vietnam, manning N202 guns and patrols, where he was poisoned by Agent Orange. He was injured and sent home. He speaks about his recurring health problems since the war and trouble finding work after the war.
Date: 28 November 2012
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes

Part of a series of 10 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 Vietnam, Korea and Malaya War veterans. The interviews were conducted 2012-2013 by Ray Cleaver. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust. The project was a continuation from an earlier project which captured the stories of WWII veterans.
Accession No
ARC2013-1481

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Henry Turner speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Corporal with the Queen Alexander's Mounted Rifles and Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 7 April 2012
Duration: 37 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
ARC2012-064

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Ron Bingham speaks to Ray Cleaver about his serving with the 1st Ruahine Battalion, 14th Brigade Machine Gun Company and 22nd Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 8 April 2010
Duration: 48 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
ARC2012-021

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George Bertrand speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Sergeant with the 19th Armoured Regiment during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 12 September 2011
Duration: 49 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
ARC2012-019

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Sound recording. Doug Tempero talks about his heritage, his father’s experience in WWI, his father’s life post-war, his childhood and adult life in Midhirst, Grouse Taylor, being a member of the Federated Farmers Committee and the Stratford County Council.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 8 January 2004
Accession No
ARC2011-067

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Sound recording. Bob Hunt talks about his time undertaking a butchery apprenticeship, his time undertaking New Zealand Army training in Waiouru, his time working for Barraclough's Butchery in Hawera and his retirement.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 1 June 1999
Accession No
ARC2011-017

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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.
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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
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