New Zealand Sound Archive
A compilation recording of extracts from 4 interviews. The first is with Mrs Williams and an unidentified man talking of burning off the bush and early dairying in the Hawera area and Mr Robin's general store
The second is an unidentified man talking about E M Smith's experiments with iron sand. He speaks of watching E M Smith and his father trialing the smelting of iron sand
The third is Mrs Peters talking about the manual work Mr Peters used to perform on the family farm. She talks of clearing the land, felling trees, building fences etc.
The fourth is an unidentified woman talking of her recollections of childhood in the Opunake / Parihaka area including stories about her father who was a soldier stationed there.
1. Ref T336 Mrs Williams (with unidentified man) remembers that burning off the bush was dangerous, Hawera, (3 mins, 50 seconds)
2. Ref: T422 Unidentified man addressing a group about E.M. Smith, re Smith's interest in iron sand. (2 mins)
3. Ref: D338 Mrs Peters talks about her childhood on a farm in the Opunake area and felling bush at the age of 15 years (5 mins)
4. Ref: T489 An unidentified woman talking of the 'Maori' Wars and recalls Te Whiti. Talks of soldiers and the 'encampment' at Parihaka (5 mins, 15 sec)