- 29 Mar 1993
- Varley, Margery Mary Cameron, 1913-1995
Margery Mary Cameron Varley (nee Baldwin) born in the Turakina Valley, had a home birth which was uncommon, in the Baldwin family homestead. Spent her life farming, going straight on to family farm after leaving Solway College, and retiring ten years ago. When husband died in 1976 Margery took over and ran the farm. Gives an account of various aspects of farming; stock sales, especially during the economic slump (1921-1923); riding to hunt, describing various kinds of horses, bred race horses. Refers to `Blue Suit' who won ten races; Romney stud; topdressing; floods and their effect on lambing; gorse fences and other aspects of farm life.
Abstracted by - Karen Kitson
Awards/funding - Funded through the womens' Suffrage Centennial Year Trust
Other - Additional information including articles and photographs on file at WRM Archives.
Interviewer(s) - Karen Kitson
Venue - Te Aunui, Turakina Valley
Arrangement: Tape numbers - OHC-006702
Tape numbers - OHC-006703
Quantity: 2 C60 cassette(s). 1 printed abstract(s). 1 interview(s). 2 Hours Duration.
Finding Aids: Abstract Available - abstracting complete OHA-1562.
One photograph of Margery Varley
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- Women's suffrage centennial year project
- 2 C60 cassette(s), 1 printed abstract(s), 1 interview(s), 2 Hours Duration, Oral histories, Illustration: One photograph of Margery Varley, Equipment used: Sony WM-D6C: ECM144 microphones
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