Voullaire, Marc Frederic

Production date
1890-1960
Description
Marc Voullaire was born 16 August 1885 and farmed at Riverlea, South Taranaki. He was a sportsman, an amateur astronomer, meteorologist and local historian, with a special interest in the history of the region. For a number of years he wrote a regular article on Riverlea affairs for the Hawera Star newspaper. A life member of Federated Farmers, Voullaire retired to New Plymouth in 1952 and died on 9 April 1964.

Included among his papers is the text of a lecture on the history of the Taranaki dairy industry, given on 16 May and 19 November 1956, along with a collection of contemporary balance sheets and jubilee publications from various local dairy companies. Also reports on attempts to locate the site of Riemenschneider's mission station at Warea; the text of a speech titled "The French and Akaroa" (23 June 1952) based on T. L .Buck's 'The French at Akaroa' published in 1928; a typescript and sketch map of Koru Monastery; and personal farming diaries containing daily entries 1918-1964.
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Production date
1890-1960
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  Box 1

1. Jubilee Booklets for Dairy Companies. Omata 1900 - 1950 ; Ngaire 1893 - 1953 ; Cardiff 1891 - 1951 ; Awatuna 1894 - 1954 ; Kaupokonui 1897 - 1947 ; The story of Renco products 1948 ; Notes on Lepperton, North Taranaki and Mokau, undated.

2.Manuscript. The Koru Monastery. 19 Nov. 1961, includes map of building dated Dec. 1962

Notes on Riemenschneider Mission Station, handwritten and typed.

Obituary. Marc Frederic Voullaire, 9 April 1964

The French and Akaroa. 25 June 1962

Typescript. The Dairy Industry in Taranaki : the period of great development. 19 Nov. 1956

Letter and Balance Sheet from The Awatuna Co-operative Dairy Company 1956

Diary. 1918 daily entries, includes entries during the Influenza Epidemic Nov. - Dec. 1918

Annual register of rainfall at Riverlea. Annual data sheets 1913-1949

Farmers wages and holiday book. 1940 - 1959. Includes name of employee and details of rates of pay and deductions.

Folder. Notes on dairy factories. Mss 'The Dairy Industry in Taranaki : it's early days and expansion to the present day, pioneering period.16 July 1956'. Mss ‘The Dairy Industry in Taranaki’ 19 Nov. 1956

  Box 2

Diaries. 1919 - 1921

  Box 3

Diaries. 1922 - 1923

Reminiscence. Mss copy. ‘Out of my life : Memories of by gone days’ by Marc Voullaire. 2 October 1960. CD-R of scans available.

  Box 4

Diaries 1924 - 1928. The 1925 daily entries include newspaper articles from Hawera Star on Riverlea for which he was the correspondent.

  Box 5

Diaries. 1929 - 1934

  Box 6

Diary 1935 - 1946. The 1941 diary includes obituary for A. M. Voullaire, mother of Marc

  Box 7

Diaries 1947 - 1958. 1953 diary has petrol rationing stamps inserted in June entries.

  Box 8

Diaries 1959 - 1964. 1961 diary has an invitation to the opening of the Taranaki Museum 16 Sept. 1961.

Folder. Receipts and correspondence removed from diaries.

Jubilee booklets for Dairy Companies. Mangatoki 1900 - 1950 ; Whenuakura 1901 - 1951 ; Oaonui 1896 - 1946 ; Riverdale 1894 - 1944 ; Eltham 1892 - 1942 ; Kaponga 1898 - 1948 ; Bell Block 1896 - 1946 ; Waitara-Taranaki 1898 - 1948

Balance sheets and correspondence.

Stratford Co-operative 1955

New Zealand Co-operative Rennet Company 1956

The T. L. Joll Dairy Company 1956

Kaupokonui Co-operative Dairy Company 1955

Melrose Co-operative Dairy Company 1956

Kaponga Co-operative Dairy Company 1955

Tarurutangi Co-operative Dairy Company 1956

Riverdale Co-operative Dairy Company 1956

Oaonui Co-operative Dairy Company 1955

  Part 9

Master DVD. 290dpi TIFF images of Voullaire journal

  Part 10

Master CD-R. 120dpi TIFF images of Voullaire journal resized to A4 dimensions

  Part 11

Research CD-R. 120dpi TIFF images of Voullaire journal resized to A4 dimensions

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ARC2002-318
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