World War, 1939-1945 - Manpower

Labour used in strategic services and industries in the absence of able-bodied men at war. Many women were manpowered.

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Workers at Woodbourne Air Force Base, Blenheim
Date: [ca 20 December 1950] From: Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper Ref: 114/240/09-F Description: A man and a woman working on a plane engine and propeller at Woodbourne Air Force Base photographed circa 20 December 1950 by an Evening Post photographer. ...
Date: 12 November 1991 - 12 Nov 1991 From: Labour Movement Oral History Project By: Wiseman, Russell Joseph, 1927- Ref: OHInt-0056/29 Description: Russell Wiseman born Christchurch. Father worked on New Zealand Railways so family moved. Recalls: education at Milson, Palmerston North and Porirua; friends...
Date: 18, 21 April 2008 - 18 Apr 2008 - 21 Apr 2008 From: Methven Heritage Project - RSA and Arable oral history project By: Watson, Colin Alexander, 1922- Ref: OHInt-0920-19 Description: Interview with Colin Alexander Watson. Born in 1922 at Bingley Farm, Methven. Names his parents Janet (nee Duff) and Archie Collinson Watson, brother Ian Mor...
Date: Sep-Oct 1996, Jul 1997 - 08 Sep 1996 - 24 Jul 1996 By: Holloway, Judith Bryers, 1935-; Martin, William A, 1923-2007 Ref: OHColl-0307/1 Description: In the first tape William Martin, also known as Bill and `Pincher' recalls some yarns before commencing his life story. In one of these stories he recalls an...
Date: 16 Jun 1992 From: Women in World War II Part II By: Botting, Mavis Alice, 1914-2001 Ref: OHInt-0064/13 Description: Mavis Botting was born in Dunedin on 31 October 1914. Gives details of her family background, childhood and education. Talks about the family business, the D...
Date: 13, 20 Nov 2007 - 13 Nov 2007 - 20 Nov 2007 From: Civilian life in New Zealand during the Second World War oral history project By: Utiku, Riria Lydia, 1916- Ref: OHInt-0980-18 Description: Interview with Riria Utiko (nee Walker), born in Wellington in 1916. Talks about her family background, her father's parents being Scottish and her mother of...
Date: 15 -31 Jan 1992 - 15 Jan 1992 - 31 Jan 1992 From: Women in World War II Part I By: Foss, Doreen, 1925- Ref: OHInt-0060/19 Description: Doreen Foss was born in Featherston on 13 March 1925. Talks about the death of her mother when she was ten, a number of housekeepers taking care of the fami...
Date: 23 Feb 2007 From: Civilian life in New Zealand during the Second World War oral history project By: Raymond, Nancy, 1924- Ref: OHInt-0980-14 Description: Interview with Nancy Raymond (nee Fleming), born in Dunedin in 1924. Talks about growing up in South Dunedin and later in Richmond, Christchurch where her fa...
Date: 22 Nov - 10 Dec 2007 - 22 Nov 2007 - 10 Dec 2007 From: Methven Heritage Project - RSA and Arable oral history project By: Grieve, Joyce Doreen, 1926- Ref: OHInt-0920-04 Description: Interview with Joyce Grieve (nee Hannah), born in Timaru in 1926. Outlines her family background, her father and grandfather working for the railways, and th...
Date: 28 Aug 1997 From: CORSO oral history project By: Masson, Huberta Nyarene, 1925-2013 Ref: OHInt-0504/16 Description: Huberta Nyarene Masson (nee Reid) born Hawera 1925. Outlines family background and describes parents efforts to buy painting and paperhanging business in Pat...
Date: 3 December 1991 - 03 Dec 1991 From: Labour Movement Oral History Project By: Muncaster, Cylvia Fay, 1919-2001 Ref: OHInt-0056/24 Description: Cylvia Muncaster born Waimate, South Canterbury, family moved to Pirinoa, Wairarapa and later Masterton when she was aged four years. Talks about mother and ...
Date: 28-29 May 2007 - 28 May 2007 - 29 May 2007 From: Methven Heritage Project - RSA and Arable oral history project By: Sandys, Joseph Francis, 1922- Ref: OHInt-0920-15 Description: Interview with Joseph (Joe) Francis Sandys. Born in 1922 in Liverpool, England. Background parents Margaret Sandys (nee Bolton) and Joseph Sandys and sibling...
Date: 28 Sep 2007 From: Civilian life in New Zealand during the Second World War oral history project By: Smith, Sheila Beatrix, 1922-2017 Ref: OHInt-0980-17 Description: Interview with Sheila Beatrix Smith (nee Greenwood), born in Rangiora in 1922. Talks about her family background and growing up on a farm at Rangiora. Refers...
Date: March and July 1986 - 01 Mar 1986 - 01 Jul 1986 From: Nelson and Golden Bay Oral History Project By: Hodgkinson, Leslie Robert, 1904-1986 Ref: OHInt-0053/07 Description: Leslie Hodgkinson was born in Takaka on 14 March 1904. Talks about the arrival of his great great grandparents in Nelson on the `Thomas Harrison' in 1842. ...
Date: 07, 10 Feb 2008 - 07 Feb 2008 - 10 Feb 2008 From: Methven Heritage Project - RSA and Arable oral history project By: Stevens, Jack Harrison, 1925- Ref: OHInt-0920-16 Description: Interview with Jack Stevens. Born in 1925 in Christchurch in family of 11 children. Backgrounds parents Jack Stevens and Alice Stevens (nee Harrison) and ch...
Date: 26 Sep 2007 From: Civilian life in New Zealand during the Second World War oral history project By: Gillespie, Nancy Millard, 1925- Ref: OHInt-0980-06 Description: Interview with Nancy Gillespie (nee Sheat), born in Christchurch in 1925. Talks about her family background, her father and uncles having fought in World War...
Date: 6 Mar 1995 - 06 Mar 1995 From: History of the Army in New Zealand during World War II By: Douglas, Edward Arthur Norman, 1924- Ref: OHInt-0571/09 Description: Edward Arthur Norman Douglas born Pukekohe 1924. Recalls being a market gardener and serving on the Home Guard until 1942 when he was called up at the age of...
Date: 1896-1957 By: Consolidated Gold Fields of New Zealand Ltd Ref: MS-Group-1132 Description: Records of the Company, consisting of reports, general and London correspondence, files on industrial relations and unions, legal documents, some minutes, mi...
Date: 11, 19, 25 May 1994 - 11 May 1994 - 25 May 1994 From: Greater Green Island oral history project By: Green, James Richard, 1922-2010 Ref: OHInt-0616/18 Description: James Richard Green born Abbotsford 1922. Talks in detail about Elizabeth and Edwin Green's (own grandparents) emigration to New Zealand on the `Warrior Quee...
Date: 10 Mar 1993 From: After the war; World War II veterans oral history project. By: Cusack, Elaine Beryl, 1924-2004 Ref: OHInt-0114/16 Description: Elaine Cusack was born in Christchurch on 7 October 1925. Describes growing up and meeting and marrying Jim Cusack who was a prisoner of war in World War II....