Interview with John Dunne

Date
5 Nov 1992 - 05 Nov 1992
By
Dunne, John, 1925-
Ref
OHInt-0081/01
Description

Jack Dunne was born on 25 October 1925. Recalls joining the North Otago Farmers Co-operative Association Ltd (NOFCA) after education at Waitaki Boys High School. Talks about his work as a junior and then as a ledger keeper and cashier for twelve years. Recalls different departments and personnel in the store. Focuses on his time as a stock and station agent and auctioneer. Describes learning to judge animals and draft fat sheep. Talks about mixed farms, grain and seed dressing and mortgage sales. Comments on wool prices in the 1950s. Recalls the auctioneer Jack Stevenson and other staff including George Stringer, B.B. Walton, Alec Robertson, Howard Rooney, Bob Hall, Andy Aitkenhead, Jack Black, Archie Taylor and Charlie Beattie. Talks about the takeover of Darling and McDowell and the financial viability of NOFCA after takeovers. Comments on the reduction in staff size.

Venue - Weston : 1992

Interviewer(s) - Joy Green

Arrangement: Tape numbers - OHC-005494

Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s). 1 printed abstract(s).

Finding Aids: Abstract Available - abstracting complete AB 1095.

Photocopies of photographs of Jack Dunne auctioning sheep about 1970; on his retirement in 1985; the Farmers building about 1966; B.B. Walton; the North Otago Farmers Co-operative Assoication (NOFCA) Jubile, 1901-1951; the NOFCA building and NOFCA staff in 1951

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Restriction on public performance. Other public use requires the written permission of the copyright holder Copyright: held by Joy Green and in the event of her death, by the Alexander Turnbull Library
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Part of
The Changing Role of Stock and Station Firms in North Otago
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1 C60 cassette(s), 1 printed abstract(s), Oral histories, Illustration: Photocopies of photographs of Jack Dunne auctioning sheep about 1970; on his retirement in 1985; the Farmers building about 1966; B.B. Walton; the North Otago Farmers Co-operative Assoication (NOFCA) Jubile, 1901-1951; the NOFCA building and NOFCA staff in 1951
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Date: 5 Nov 1992 - 05 Nov 1992 From: The Changing Role of Stock and Station Firms in North Otago Ref: OHA-1095 Description: Other - Bound with the other abstracts in this project Interviewer(s) - Joy Green Quantity: 1 printed abstract(s). Finding Aids: Abstract Available - abstr...
Date: 5 Nov 1992 - 05 Nov 1992 From: The Changing Role of Stock and Station Firms in North Otago Ref: OHC-005494 Description: Interviewer(s) - Joy Green Arrangement: Tape sequence - 1 of 1 Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s).