England, Charles

Production date
08 Feb 1993
Oral history. Born in England, Charles England emigrated with his widowed mother to New Zealand in 1920 and lived in Tarata on a dairy farm, working for his Uncle Harry. England spent 19 years in the manufacture of butter, casein and cheese, 34 years in dairy company management in Taranaki and 12 years as a consultant to the dairy industry.
Interviewer: Hazel Gawler
Abstraction: Rebecca O'Connor

Object detail

Production date
08 Feb 1993
Item list

  Part 1

Tape 1 side A Recorded: 6 Feb. 1993.

022: Describes family history in Engalnd. A family of butchers with several shops.

036: Father called up to cavalry at outbreak of WWI and was killed 1915.

070: Difficult times for butchers. Relates incident when the only meat in shop was sides of bacon from Thomas Borthwicks Waitara.

105: Talks of education and family emigrated to New Zealand 1920. Sailed on the Corinthic which also brought Earl of Jellicoe to NZ as the new Governor General.

159: Describes arrival in Wellington and journey to Tarata. Working in the dairy industry. Mother keeping house at Patterson's Accommodation House at Tarata.

286: Worked in various dairy factories including Tikorangi, Oaonui, Kaimata, Midhirst, Patea, Okato.

442: Manager of the Whangapapa branch of the North Taranaki Dairy Company.

452: Changes in the industry.

  Part 2

Tape 1 Side B Recorded: 8 Feb. 1993.

013 Working at Patuha.

058: Okato Dairy Company.

119: Talks of changes in systems and technical developments.

206: Retired aged 63. Sent by Dairy Board to Jamaica to set up plant for processing New Zealand produce.

324: Consultancy work for the New Zealand dairy industry.

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