Smith, Gordon Bernard

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Oral history. Lifelong association with the Salvation Army, ran the Temuka Childrens' Home, Putaruru Boys' Home, Hamilton Emergency Lodge, Rotoroa Island.

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  Part 1

Research tapes.

Tape 1 Side 1 Early years, Temuka Children's Home, Origins of Salvation Army, Social Outreach. An Incident, Putaruru Boys' Home, problems with local residents and stress levels. Holiday time - two sad stories.

Tape 1 Side 2

Philosophy on life, Putaruru to Hamilton Emergency Lodge, Alchoholic and psychological problems, aggression and violence, women's refuge, counselling, teaching roles. Health, holidays and leisure.

Tape 2 Side 1

Gordon's next placement - Temuka Children's Home, life skills taught, the staff and some stories. Rotoroa Island and Gordon's illness. Talks of working with alcoholics on Rotoroa Island.

Recorded: 23 July 1996

Interviewer: Wendy Stuart

Abstraction: Floss Lambert

Restrictions: May be listed to. Not used in quote, broadcast or performance without written permission of interviewee or the Capt of the New Plymouth Salvation Army.

OH/CH/068 SMITH Gordon Bernard cont

Reality therapy and Alcolholics, sucess rates. Eltham Eventide Home. Back to Rotoroa Island and then on to pastoral work in Palmerston North. Retirement.

Recorded: 23/7/1996

Interviewer: Wendy Stuart

Abstraction: Floss Lambert

Restrictions as for OH/CH/065

  Part 2

Master tapes

  Part 3


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