Interview with Lawrie (Lawrence) Curreen

Date
30 Aug 1993
By
Curreen, Lawrence, 1919-2003
Ref
OHInt-0104-50
Description

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

Additional description

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.

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Format
1 C60 cassette(s), 1 printed abstract(s), 1 Hours Duration, Oral histories
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Date: 30 Aug 1993 From: Great Barrier Island Oral History Project Ref: OHC-012417 Description: Interviewer(s) - Helen Jordan Arrangement: Tape sequence - tape 1 of 1 Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s). 1 Hours Duration. Finding Aids: Abstract Available - a...
Date: 30 Aug 1993 From: Great Barrier Island Oral History Project Ref: OHA-4210 Description: Interviewer(s) - Helen Jordan Quantity: 1 printed abstract(s). 1 Hours Duration.