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Sound recording. Bruce Wells talks about his childhood, his experience in Napier during the 1931 earthquake, moving to Waverley to work on a farm, farming in Urenui, fighting in Italy for the RNZA during WWII and obtaining a farm in Huinga under the rehabilitation settlements scheme.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 22 September 1994
Accession No
ARC2011-063

Name/Title
Sound recording. Jim Taylor talks about growing up in Upper Hutt, moving to Taranaki to work as a dairy farmer, sharemilking, pig farming, owning his own farm, selling up the farm to buy a bookshop and working for the Farmers Co-op.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 27 September 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-062

Name/Title
Sound recording. Mick Herbert talks about working as a dairy and sheep farmer, managing a farm in Kohuratahi and working on the railway in Tangarakau.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 12 March 1994
Accession No
ARC2011-060

Name/Title
Sound recording. Claude Hartley talks about growing up on a farm in Auroa, his deafness as a child, his difficult relationship with his father, leaving home at 13 and beginning a job milking cows, going into partnership with his brother farming and finally buying his own farm.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 2 July 1998
Accession No
ARC2011-059

Sound recording. Anna Butler talk about her own and her husband - Len Butler's Swiss family history, her family farm and growing up in Kaponga, their Mangatoki family farm, her life with husband Len and their children. Recorded on two separate occasions.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: Part one and two 11 July 2002; Part three 17 February 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-051

Name/Title
Sound recording. Jim Frandsen talks about his Danish heritage, growing up in Christchurch, moving to Kaponga for work as a builder, working at the Hawera County Council and farming in Kaponga.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 17 February 2004
Accession No
ARC2011-046

Name/Title
Sound recording. Murray Young talks about his career as a herd tester in the Taranaki and King Country regions.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 25 July 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-037

Name/Title
Sound recording. Roland Kennedy talks about his family farm in Tahora, his family heritage and his interest in bird breeding.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 6 March 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-021

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Sound recording. Colin Trowbridge talks about his career in the agriculture industry as a herd tester (beging in Dorchester, England), his immigration to New Zealand, conducting home stock kills, deer stalking and owning his own farm.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 10 May 2000
Accession No
ARC2011-018

Sound recording. Eric Haybittle talks about travelling on the ferry over the Cook Strait (from Wellington to Blenheim), his step-father and farming in rural Eltham.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 4 August 1986
Accession No
ARC2011-014

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Sid Bayliss of New Plymouth talks of dairy farming at Parkvale in the Wairarapa and contracting in the region. Moved to New Plymouth as a partner in 'Walkers Auto Services'. When he retired he moved to Matau to help his daughter on her farm. He later moved to Midhurst.
A excellent shot he describes shooting rabbits, deer, pigs and possums in Wairarapa and Taranaki.
He talks about farming activities, describing haymaking using a haybaling machine.
Accession No
ARC2010-232

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
An interview with Duncan Menzies by Alison Robinson as research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Duncan talks about his childhood at Rawhitiroa and Mangamingi, life at school, work as a stockman and farming the family farm. He recalls some of the local identities of the district including 'The Hermit' Jim Young and the development of the Rotokare Scenic Reserve.
Accession No
ARC2010-004

An interview with Leo [Deed] Stockwell of Stratford by Alison Robinson as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Deed talks about his life living on the Marco Road, his childhood memories, schooling, the roads, social events and farming the family property.
Accession No
ARC2010-002

Oral history.
Side One - Alison Robinson talks with Bruce and Jenny Clarke (nee Marx ) of Stuart Road, former Ngaere teacher February 6 1992. Topics covered include the Robinsons farm, Sunday School, farming swamp land, neighbours, Finnerty School etc
Side Two - Alison Robinson talks with Alf Benefield February 17 1992. Alf talks of buying a farm on the corner of Opunake and Hastings Road, making repairs to the house etc
Part of a collection of interviews looking at the Finnerty Road / Lowgarth area
Edited transcripts are available for both interviews.
Accession No
ARC2002-390

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Oral history. Alison Robinson talks to Phil Martin regarding the Lowgarth District and Finnerty Road. January 8 1992. Phil talks of childhood memories, Home Guard and WWII, home made wine, metal for roading, quarries, the Lowgarth Dairy Co., Ernie Pawson ( water diviner ).
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Finnerty Road / Lowgarth district.
An edited transcription is available.
Accession No
ARC2002-388

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with John Sulzberger on January 4th 1992. John talks of the Sulzberger genealogy, Charlie Wilkinson, the Paynter and Burke families, the Bowling Club and stories of the dairy factory including disposal of waste water.
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Finnerty Road / Lowgarth district.
An edited abstraction has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-386

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Gordon Johnson 30th December 1991. Gordon talks of family history and how the family came to be farming in Taranaki. he continues with reminiscences of living on the farm including pipelines running through the property. He talks of playing bowls in Eltham and Lowgarth, using a Hutchinson vacuum pump etc
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Finnerty Road / Lowgarth district.
An edited transcript is available
Accession No
ARC2002-385

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks to Beth Julian (nee Pawson) 9th December 1991. Beth Julian talks of her childhood memories, recalling Louis Ehrler (Swiss migrant) making blackberry wine, the family farm, eeling at night, swimming, trout and a description of her father Ernie Pawson who was a water diviner.
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Finerty Road / Lowgarth district.
An edited transcript has been made
Accession No
ARC2002-383

Oral history. Alison Robinson interviews Len and Elsie Symmans. Elsie (nee Burkitt ) moved to Finnerty Road in 1916 talks of her childhood and family life including her sister's wedding, baking cakes, school days, farming, card parties and social events
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Finnerty Road / Lowgarth district. Recorded 21st Sept 1991
Alison has transcribed parts of the interview and rearranged them to form typescript reminiscences. No abstract has been made
Accession No
ARC2002-376
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