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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

Name/Title
Sound recording. Jack Valentine talks about his ancestor’s arrival in New Zealand, beginning his career working as a cinema projectionist in Hawera, Normanby and New Plymouth, managing the Civic Theatre in Eltham, working in Auckland and working on the Last Samurai.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 14 June 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-056

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

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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. Mervyn Thayer talks about his early life in Opunake and Whanganui, his apprenticeship as a watchmaker, his time working at Butcher's Jewellers in Stratford, looking after the Stratford town clock and working as a movie projectionist.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 5 February 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-025

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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

Name/Title
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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ARCAn interview with Warren Orr of New Plymouth, formerly of Stratford by Alison Robinson as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Accession No
ARC2010-45

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An interview with Betty Field of Opunake by Alison Robinson as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
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ARC2010-44

Name/Title
An interview with Gwelfa Burgess of Stratford by Alison Robinson as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
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ARC2010-43

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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.
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ARC2010-232

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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.
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ARC2010-009

Name/Title
An interview with Kate Mickelson by Alison Robinson as research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Kate talks about her childhood at Pihama and Opunake, her early adult years and marriage to John Mickelson. Married life in Collingwood, her children and social activities. in 1942 her family moved to Whakamara and then to Opunake, Kate recalls life in Opunake, her family activities and her association with the Opunake Players and writing her book 'The clearing : a history of Opunake' published in 1989.
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ARC2010-005

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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.
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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.
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ARC2010-002

Architectural plans for a residence in Eltham, each plan shows a different style house. Created by architects John Duffill and J.W. Rough for W.J. Tristram. Undated.
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ARC2005-65

Architectural plans for the South Taranaki Winter Show Company Limited buildings located on Rowe Street in Hāwera. Created by architect John Duffill in 1916 and architects Duffill and Gibson in 1918 and 1922.
Accession No
ARC2005-144

Architectural plan for a residence located on Palmer Road. Created by architect John Duffill for Mr. T. Whyte. Undated.
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ARC2005-117

Architectural plans for Hawera Hospital created between 1916 and 1953. Early plans created by architect John Duffill and later plans by architects Duffill & Gibson and Wellington based architects Crichton, Mckay & Haughton.
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ARC2004-823

Architectural plan for a residence 'Hirstlands' located in Normanby. Created by architect John Duffill for Mr. A. Hastie in November 1915.
Accession No
ARC2004-803
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