- 30 Aug 1993
- Curreen, Lawrence, 1919-2003
Lawrence Curreen born 1919 and family moved to Great Barrier Island in 1922. Recalls having half time schooling at Awana and half time at Whangapara. Describes school, transport, store, bush camps, lack of metalled roads, fertiliser and clearing of land. Recalls service with Air Force in the Pacific during World War II, losing his hearing while flying and need for a hearing aid. Talks about advantages of air-field on the island, enabling people to get to Auckland for medical treatment in emergencies and describes various work-related accidents over the years. Other topics include: firewood being sent to England as ballast; community spirit; commercial fishing, with reference to fish packing factory at Whangaparapara; Birds, with reference to red capped parakeets (Kakariki) and pigeons.
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Interviewer(s) - Helen Jordan
Arrangement: Tape numbers - OHC-012417
Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s). 1 printed abstract(s). 1 Hours Duration.
Finding Aids: Abstract Available - abstracting complete OHA-4210.
Search dates: 1919 - 1993
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Original recordings not available for playback. Surrogate copies will be provided.
Alternative form available: Listening copy available at OHLCD-2277;
Listening copy available at OHLC-007992.
- No public use without written permission of donor Copyright: Copyright held by Helen Jordan
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- 1 C60 cassette(s), 1 printed abstract(s), 1 Hours Duration, Oral histories
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