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Sound recording. Fred Cook talks about his hobby - competitive motorcycle racing.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 30 April 2002
Accession No
ARC2011-044

Name/Title
Sound recording. Keith and Betty Rowe talk about Keith’s work driving heavy machinery and trucks, working at Somerton's Bakery in Stratford, their mail run in Pukengahu, Mangamingi, Maata, Rawhitiroa and Omoana and their school bus run in Mangamingi.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 22 September 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-043

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Sound recording. Henry Turner talks about growing up in Eltham, working as a mechanic and his hobby - music.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date 24 May 2002
Accession No
ARC2011-042

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Sound recording. Fred Crafar talks about his early life growing up in Fordell (south of Whanganui), the death of his mother and father (Fred aged 8), his time at St Joseph's Catholic Orphanage in Upper Hutt, living with foster parents in Manakau (between Otaki and Levin), and working as a sailor.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 19 June 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-038

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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

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Sound recording. Audrey de Jong talks about meeting her husband, Hendrick de Jong (Henk), in the Eltham Veterinary Group, Henk's background, her relationship with Henk, their work at the Wallaceville Research Centre in Upper Hutt, a trip to Holland and their life in Eltham.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 29 May 2002
Accession No
ARC2011-030

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Sound recording. Percy Bevan talks about his childhood in Purangi, his time working for Roebuck Construction Company in New Plymouth, working for the Ministry of Works as a surface man for State Highway 43, the loss of his first wife and his remarriage.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 6 January 2004
Accession No
ARC2011-028

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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. Tom Thompson talks about his childhood near Ruapehu, family life after the death of his father (Tom aged 4), his early work in the Plaza movie theatre at Ohakune Junction, in the Rangataua Post Office, with the Ohakune Borough Council as Huntervile Town Clerk, as the secretary of Federated Farmers and as the secretary of the Hunterville Rabbit Board. He also talks about his move to Kaponga to take the vacant position of Town Clerk and his subsequent role as an accountant for the furnishing firm Harding & Sons. He also speaks of his involvement in the Church, his family and a visit to Wales.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 27 August 2001
Accession No
ARC2011-024

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Sound Recording. Dr. Ron Hamer talks about being a Senior House Surgeon at Hawera Hospital, his private medical practices in Manaia and Hawera and working as a doctor in New Plymouth in conjunction with Geriatric Services.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 22 August 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-023

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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

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Sound recording. Dave Rogers talks about his childhood in Stratford, his Māori heritage, his time working for the Egmont National Park Board, his work as a ranger for the Department of Conservation and a trip to Gallipoli to develop a walking track.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 28 March 2004
Accession No
ARC2011-019

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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

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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

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

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

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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.
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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

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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.
Accession No
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.
Accession No
ARC2010-232

A large format manuscript map mounted on linen. Includes the survey blocks of Tataraimaka, New Plymouth, Fistzroy, Omata, Grey, Hua and Bell and shows the Wesleyan Mission Station, Hospital and Barretts Reserve also native reserves.
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ARC2010-213

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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

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An interview with Ruth Liversedge by Alison Robinson as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Ruth talks about growing up in Yorkshire, meeting her husband Roy and emigrating to New Zealand in 1961 as assisted immigrants. She describes living in Stratford, Roy's accident and going back to Britain to live for several years before returning to Stratford in 1968.
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ARC2010-008

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An interview with Leo Zehnder by Alison Robinson as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Leo describes his childhood in Eltham, his father Joseph was a Swiss emmigrant from the Canton of Zug. He worked at the Ngaere and later the Eltham Cheese Factories. Spent time in the Army then went to Europe visiting Swiss relatives. returning to New Zealand he worked at the J C Hutton Freezing Works at Eltham for 33 years.
Accession No
ARC2010-006

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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.
Accession No
ARC2010-005
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