Riddell, Frank

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Oral history. Francis Raymond (Frank) Riddell, was born in Stratford in 1916. He started work on a farm in 1931. Between 1933 and 1939, Frank was a cheesemaker and then went back farming in the Pungarehu and Rahotu area.
Shirley Adams interviews Frank Riddell, Upper Kahui Road, Rahotu on the dairy industry and rural life. Frank talks of his childhood, , his interest in farming, how he took up work in dairy factories, of buying and developing a farm in Pungarehu and later at Rahotu. He talks of working as a cheese maker, changes within the dairy industry and includes his opinions on Fonterra. Frank also describes life as a farmer during WWII when he was exempt from military service. He describes his involvement with the Intelliegence Section of the Home Guard

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C60 audio tape. Research copy

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C60 audio tape. Master copy

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Digital file

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