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Oral history. Alison Robinson talks to Roy and June Schneller December 27th 1991. Topics covered include the Schneller family history, the accidental death of Christian Schneller, the Whiting family, farming, school days, families in the district, early memories of meeting with Maori, staff at the dairy factory, the Home Guard and the E.P.S. ( Emergency Precaution Scheme ), ragwort, manpower shortages.
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Finnerty Road / Lowgarth district.
An edited transcript has been made. Sound quality variable.
Accession No
ARC2002-384

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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

Map titled 'The "Sap" Huirangi Dist approaching maori position at Te Arei 1860-61', showing the site of 'The Sap'. The site was dug by soldiers under the command of General Pratt along the ridge towards Te Arei in 1861. Map includes the course of the Waitara River and some topographical features. Unknown scale.
Accession No
ARC2004-316

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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

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
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. 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

Bill Allison speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time with the 20th Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 22 August 2011
Duration: 1.42 hours
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
ARC2012-016

Name/Title
Mel Askew speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Private with the 19th Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 15 August 2011
Duration: 1.03 hours
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
ARC2012-017

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
Paul Biddle speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a telegraphist with the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 6 May 2010
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
ARC2012-020

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
Doug Bond speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Sergeant with the 27th Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 16 September 2011
Duration: 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
ARC2012-022

Name/Title
Jim Bowen speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Naval Airman with the Royal Navy during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 20 May 2010
Duration: 36 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
ARC2012-023

Name/Title
Leo Carrington speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Lance Bombardier with the 19th Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 13 May 2010
Duration: 32 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
ARC2012-025

Name/Title
Ivor Ellis speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 1 April 2010
Duration: 40 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
ARC2012-026

Name/Title
Nev Fulford speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Private with the 30th Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 10 September 2010
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
ARC2012-027

Sandy George speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Squadron Leader with the Royal Air Force during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 4 December 2009
Duration: 1.22 hours
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
ARC2012-028

Name/Title
Francis George speaks to Ray Cleaver about her time as a Private with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 3 December 2012
Duration: 51 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
ARC2012-029

Name/Title
Stuart Hayton speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Lieutenant with the 25th Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 24 October 2009
Duration: 1.14 hours
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
ARC2012-030

Name/Title
Arthur Hogg speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time with the Merchant Navy during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 1 April 2010
Duration: 1.05 hours
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
ARC2012-031

Name/Title
Roel Hoogenberg speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a child living in occupied Holland and later as a Dutch Marine in Indonesia during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 17 October 2009
Duration: 30 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
ARC2012-032

Name/Title
David Howlett speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Flight Sergeant with the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 8 April 2010
Duration: 46 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
ARC2012-033

Name/Title
John Hughes speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Private with the 25th Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 13 May 2010
Duration: 30 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
ARC2012-034

Name/Title
Ray Jordan speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Sergeant with the Army Service Corps during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 25 March 2010
Duration: 1.03 hours
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
ARC2012-035
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