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Name/Title
Oral history. Harold Marsh talks of his memories of living and farming in the Waiwakaiho Flay. He discusses: the Inglewood Bacon Factory and pig deliveries, farm equipment exhibitions, midget cars club, Local settlers and Hillsborough Hall.
Recorded: August 1996/1997
Interviewer: Not recorded
Abstraction: Floss Lambert
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2005-307

Name/Title
Sydney Bridger recalls life on the family farm at Egmont Village. Talks about family - grandfather Swan. Clearing of bush at Inglewood and general living conditions. Talks of depression years and contract work - Waiwakaiho - Mangamahoe dam 1937-38. Recalls farm living conditions. Ascents of mountain. Also overseas service during WWII. Service in the Solomon Islands, the Japanese defeat. After the war he returned to Inglewood and took up a position with the County Council.
Date of Interview: 1988
Abstraction: Florinda Lambert / Pam Murdoch
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2004-231

Name/Title
Oral history. Jean Young (nee Rowan) was born on the family farm at Lepper Road. She talks of her family and childhood. Father was a bullock driver for Brown's timber mills and later in partnership with Julian and Thomason. She describes working for her father's Rowan Butchery.
Accession No
ARC2004-226

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Emigrating to New Zealand with her husband Andrew in 1952, Grace talks of the differences in farming and social life here and in Scotland. They established the Scottish Country Dancing group at Inglewood and in later life brought a grocery business at Westown, New Plymouth.
Recorded: June 1988
Abstractions: Florinda Lambert
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2004-270

Name/Title
Oral history. Born Florinda Voitrekovsky (Voitre), Floss grew up on a Norfolk Road farm with her parents and two sisters. She lived in the Inglewood area all her life, marrying Andrew Lambert and farming on the Bedford Road until 1979 when they retired to Inglewood. Her recollections include her childhood and family history, farming and school life, marriage to Andy and her passion for local history.
Date of Interview: 1988
Interviewer: Maureen Wilson
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2004-267

Born in 1898 in Cheshire, England, William emigrated to New Zealand with his mother Ethel and stepfather Joseph Drinkwater. He lived in Midhurst until Joseph bought a farm on Upland Road. He worked there until he purchased his own farm at Kaimata. These reminiscences recall early farming activities, his marriage to Ida and the farming areas of Midhurst and Kaimata.
Date of Interview: 1988
Abstraction: Pam Murdoch
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2004-266

Name/Title
Appointed to the Inglewood Borough Council as Town Clerk in 1969 and held the position until his retirement in 1984. His reminiscences include the changes he has seen in local government, the personalities and the history of Inglewood.
Date: 1988
Abstraction: Florinda Lambert
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2004-268

Name/Title
Oral history. Hector Julian talks about his early life experiences, the 1918 influenza epidemic working as a runner delivering quinine to victims. Trained as an electrician, he remembers life as Borough Engineer at Inglewood and his association with the scouting movement.
Recorded: 1988
Abstractions: Florinda Lambert
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2004-233

Minute books for the Inglewood Branch. Women's Division Federated Farmers.1929 - 1982
Accession No
ARC2009-428

Name/Title
Two letters written by Godfrey Sadler to his sister Mary Alice Sadler. The first was written on 21 December 1887 while travelling to New Zealand aboard the passenger ship 'Tongariro'. The second was written on 2 April 1888 while working as a farm cadet near Inglewood.
Godfrey arrived in New Zealand in 1888 aboard the R.M.S. Tongariro. In Taranaki he took up a cadetship with the Bewley family on their farm 'Leighhurst' near Inglewood. He later worked for the Halcombe family in Urenui. While working for the Halcombe’s in Waitara he was kicked in the abdomen by a horse and a few hours later on 18 May 1891 he died, presumably from internal injuries caused by the kick.
He was survived by his parents Robert Stebbing and Alice Fanny (nee. Ellis) Sadler and two sisters Dorothy Paradine Sadler (later Sumner) and Mary Alice Sadler (later Tweddie).
A full transcript of the letter are available.
Accession No
ARC2012-060

Drawings for a four bail cowshed built for Gregory Brereton at Bedford Road, Inglewood c.1911 and used up until about 1960. The building was demolished by the owner Mrs Taylor in 1995.
Jenny Lobb drew up measured drawings for the Taranaki Museum in 1981. They include a site plan, floor plan and elevations of a cowshed and cow bales.
Accession No
ARC2009-167

Formed in 1900, the Inglewood Co-operative Bacon Curing Company ran an abbatoir and curing facility near Inglewood. The bacon was distributed under the brand name of 'Star'. While initially focusing on pigs, the firm later included processing of bobby calves.
The records of the Inglewood Co-operative Bacon Curing Company including share registers, financial records and minutes from 1927 - 1980.
Accession No
ARC2001-137

Name/Title
Darcy Crone talks of his political career as a councillor and later as Mayor of Inglewood. Darcy Crone died in April 2004.
Date of Interview: 1988
Abstraction: Sampson, Carol
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2004-273

Name/Title
Oral history. A narration by Max Bracegirdle of his life story, beginning with his parents farm at Everett Road, living at Kaimata and being educated at home. Spent the war years as a Territorial, was sent to New Caledonia and Solomons. Returned to farm at Kaimata and was involved with the Moa-nui Dairy Company as a Director.
Accession No
ARC2004-258

Name/Title
A photocopy of a manuscript describing the farming community at Kaimata written by Peggy Bracegirdle (nee Gibson). Some later footnotes have been added.
Accession No
ARC2002-35

A collection of letters written by Bert Burwell to members of his family. The letters are written in diary form - the writing style being conversational and very descriptive. 1886 - 1889
Accession No
ARC2002-618

Name/Title
Born in Inglewood, Newton attended Inglewood School and then worked for Harry Drake, the furniture shop.
Date: 1988
Abstraction: Florinda Lambert
Accession No
ARC2004-272

Name/Title
Andy talks of his work with the Inglewood Acclimatisation Society and farming near Inglewood.
Recorded: 11 January 1994
Interviewer: Joy Peckham
Accession No
ARC2003-1223

Name/Title
A collection of papers relating to the Smart family, includes copies of documents relating to William James Wills Smart, Egmont Rifle Volunteers and J P Smart and the Tikorangi Co-operative Dairy Factory Co.
Accession No
ARC2003-830

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Joe Dravitski recalls his parents, Grandmother Kuklinski and other Polish families. Life and school at Ratapiko. The influenza epidemic, bush fires and life in the Home Guard. Bartering and trading for goods at Inglewood. Joe was a member of the War Memorial Hall Committee (Lake Mangamahoe).
Abstraction: Floss Lambert / Pam Murdock
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2004-232

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Oral history. Frank Webb talks of farming the family land at Tarata that his grandfather brought in the 1890's. Describes the methods of farming used, social activities as a young man and life after his marriage to Meryl. Frank also served as councillor on the Inglewood Council.
Date of Interview: 1988
Interviewer: Maureen Wilson
Abstraction: Joy Peckham
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2004-275

Oral history. Sheila was born in Edinburgh in 1929. After graduating from Edinburgh University and Agricultural College, she worked in the dairy industry in Scotland as a Bacteriologist. Sheila describes her reasons for emigration, her experiences on board ship (The Captain Cook) in 1953 and her arrival in New Zealand. She describes her experiences of dairy farming in Taranaki and life with her husband Thomas. They sold their farm in 1976.
Recorded: 8 February 1993. Interviewer: Joy Peckham
Accession No
ARC2004-1751

Oral history. Norman Coppen talks about migrating to New Zealand after World War II and his life here.
Accession No
ARC2003-1265

Name/Title
Oral history. Sue Matthews was born in Inglewood on 30 May 1921. Matthews talks of her education. She discusses joining the Women's Land Corp, the wages and conditions. She also recounts life on the farm, leisure activities and her nursing career. Also described is Te Rangi Hiroa's tangi. Matthews was posted to Oakune before moving to Urenui. She continued her nursing training and worked in Great Barrier Island. She reflects on her nursing career, public speaking and her philosophies of life. This interview is part of a series of four which focuses on women doing men's work during WWII.
Recorded: 18 March 1993
Interviewer: Jo Connor
Abstraction: Elayne Robertson
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2005-288

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
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