An oral history recorded in June 1981, Arthur Lethbridge recounts life in the small district of Ngutuwera, inland between Waverley and Waitotara. He talks of school and his teachers and describes milking the 80 cows on his parents 115 acre farm.
0.4 Lived inland between Waverley and Waitotara at a place called Ngutuwera. The place had a creamery, Hall and a Post Office.
2.3 Moved to Ngutuwera in 1910, having lived at Omarunui. Talks of school and the teachers.
4.8 Lived near a fairly large pa [not named], names some of the Maori families in the district. Went to school with many Maori children, only English was spoken at school.
7.8 Dances were held in a large hall.
9.8 Talks of farming life. Arthur and his sisters hand milked 115 cows.
12.2 Tape ends.
Interviewer: Janet Old
Abstraction: Carol Sampson
Date: June 1981
Production Date
Jun 1981
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