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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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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

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

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. 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. 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
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

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 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.
Accession No
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

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.
Accession No
ARC2010-005

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

Name/Title
An interview by Alison Robinson with Jean Parkes (nee Needham) at the Eventide Home, Eltham as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007. Jean talks about her childhood at the Douglas Boarding House, her marriage to Walter Parkes and her life at Tahora and Tatu.
Accession No
ARC2010-001

Name/Title
An interview with Ollie French of Hawera, as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Interview date: 3 March 2007
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Accession No
ARC2009-447

Name/Title
An interview with Grace Mulcock of Stratford, as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Interview date: 8 April 2005
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Accession No
ARC2009-446

Architectural sketch for a residence created for R.H. Welsh in April 1926. Architect unknown.
Accession No
ARC2005-146

Architectural sketch for a residence in Stratford. Created for Mr. C. Wright. Architect and date created unknown.
Accession No
ARC2005-145
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