Interview with Leslie (Pick) Fergusson

Date
8 Nov 1992 - 08 Nov 1992
By
Fergusson, Leslie Brian Alexander, 1920-2016
Ref
OHInt-0641/05
Description

Leslie Brian Alexander (Pick) Fergusson born Rawene 1920. Gives family backgound and refers to connection with the Fergusson Governors General which hasn't been followed up. Memories recalled include: cream collection by launch; travel to Rawene by punt or launch, with reference to experience during flood; film shows run by Andrewes family, with reference to Cyril Kahi, projectionist; school at Rawene and later at Oue and shearing experience with brother on leaving school. Recalls hospital being built in 1926.

Recalls being in Pacific during World War II and illness as a result. Describes work experience after the war and decision with brother to buy Bill Cochrane's milk supply business. Describes extent of milk run and mentions Frank Ingram and Andrewes. Mentions period spent in Dunedin working for Macintosh-Caley (chocolates), then at Christies engineering firm before returning to Rawene to work for Council and finally at hospital looking after heating and water heating until retirement. Talks about Dr Smith.

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Interviewer(s) - Vilia Chisholm

Arrangement: Tape numbers - OHC-010753

Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s). 1 Hours Duration.

Finding Aids: Abstract Available - abstracting complete OHA-3807.

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Format
1 C60 cassette(s), 1 Hours Duration, Oral histories, Sound quality: Fly buzzing very persistently during interview
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Date: 8 Nov 1992 - 08 Nov 1992 From: Rawene Public Library oral history project Ref: OHC-010753 Description: Interviewer(s) - Vilia Chisholm Arrangement: Tape sequence - tape 1 of 1 Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s). 1 Hours Duration. Finding Aids: Abstract Available -...
Date: 8 Nov 1992 From: Rawene Public Library oral history project Ref: OHA-3807 Description: Interviewer(s) - Vilia Chisholm Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s). 1 Hours Duration.