Macartney, Keith and Rita

Sound recording. Keith and Rita talk life on the Finnerty Road, Ngaere, the Dairy Company and local blacksmiths. Recorded as part of research for 'The Ngaere Story' published for the Ngaere School centennial 1882-1982.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: August 1981

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  Part 1

Research CD-R

  Part 2

Master CD-R

  Part 3

Analog tape master

  Part 4

Digital file "Oral History masters" O Drive

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It has been fabulous reading through the historical articles I can remember being told about things like the flour mill, however, the way I was told about the Patea flour mill it was partly laboured by some Chinese gold miners who had decided that it was a better option than gold mining. I loved History and was like a piece of blotting paper for knowledge. The Maori Wars the settlers put Carp in the Dams and lakes to feed the Hau Haus as they figured if they were not hungry they would stop fighting. The Carved Fish Medicine corner cabinet had a carp carved ( listed by historic interest) on it I have passed this piece of history on to my niece.

- Jillian Oliver posted 4 years ago.

I am a Granddaughter of Keith and Rita Macartney

- Jillian Gail Oliver posted 4 years ago.

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