Oral history. Hector Julian talks about his early life experiences, the 1918 influenza epidemic working as a runner delivering quinine to victims. Trained as an electrician, he remembers life as Borough Engineer at Inglewood and his association with the scouting movement.
Recorded: 1988
Abstractions: Florinda Lambert
Restrictions: none
Department
Archives
Production Date
1988
Subject Person

Archive Contents

  Part 1

Research tape.

Tape 1 Side 1

Early life in Inglewood, memories of the Influenza Epidemic, working as a runner delivering quinine to victims. Military Training in the Cadets and Territorials Member of the Inglewood Fire Brigade. Working with horses, billiards and shooting. Dancing and Push bike racing. Working for the Council - the Power House and also movie projectionist 1928. Also a keen Boy Scout. Marriage - describes wife's interests. Tales of exploits and details of work - trout and gelignite, dismantling Purangi Bridge etc. Many past times including roller skating, bowling, even sparred with Tommy Donovan (boxing).

Tape 1 Side 2

Business in Inglewood, but returned to Borough Council as engineer. Later entered business once again and retired 1980. Sixty-one continuous years as electrician. Talks of cars / vans, overseas travel, photography, sporting dogs, various exhibitions, the Tangiwai disaster, Kiwi Lottery, and Hayley's comet.

Note: This tape is repetitive in some sections. Hector sounds as if he is reading from a prepared text.

Recorded: 1988

Abstractions: Florinda Lambert

Restrictions: none

  Part 2

Abstract

  Part 3

Master tape

Accession No
ARC2004-233

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