Interview with Margaret MacKay

Date
16, 26 October 1992
By
Green, Joy, active 1992; Mackay, Margaret Smith, 1903-1998
Ref
OHInt-0148/01
Description
Margaret MacKay born Oamaru 1903. Outlines family background - father, Adam Mackay, born Kilmarnock (Scotland) and emigrated to Oamaru with widowed mother and brother, where he eventually ran a grocery business. Paternal grandfather, James Grave, was a merchant trader between Oamaru and Australia. Mentions W G Grave and his explorations which are described by his daughter, Anita Crozier in `Beyond Southern Lakes'. Margaret describes her childhood, household duties, school, holiday home owned by family at Waianakarua, and work in a local legal firm, qualifying as a solicitor in 1920. Describes work as a woman lawyer in a conservative small town, the good treatment she received from her brother solicitors, the effects of the Depression (1930s) on the firm and community and her life at Waianakarua, an area noted for rhododendrons. Concludes by describing her involvement with the Presbyterian Support Services and the origin of the Iona Home for the aged in which she was also involved. Venue - Oamaru Interviewer(s) - Joy Green Quantity: 2 C60 cassette(s). 1 printed abstract(s). 1 Electronic document(s). 1 Electronic document(s) recording information form. 6. 2 Hours Duration. Finding Aids: Abstract Available - abstracting complete OHA-0956 and OHDL-000735. Search dates: 1992
Additional description
Original recordings not available for playback. Surrogate copies will be provided. Alternative form available: Listening copies are available at OHLCD-2534 to OHLCD-2535.
Use/Reproduction
No public use without permission of interviewee and donor Copyright: Copyright held by the Presbyterian Social Services (Otago)
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Format
2 C60 cassette(s), 1 printed abstract(s), 1 Electronic document(s), 1 Electronic document(s) recording information form, 6, 2 Hours Duration, Oral histories, Electronic records (Digital records), Electronic documents, Equipment used: Sony WM-D6C: Sony ECM-144 Neck Microphones
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Date: 16, 26 October 1992 From: Otago Women and Work - Paid and Unpaid Oral History Project Description: Quantity: 1 printed abstract(s).
From: Otago Women and Work - Paid and Unpaid Oral History Project Description: Quantity: 2 Electronic document(s).
Date: 16, 26 October 1992 From: Otago Women and Work - Paid and Unpaid Oral History Project Description: Arrangement: Tape sequence - tape 2 of 2 Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s). 1 Hours Duration. Physical Description: Physical Characteristics - gamma ferric oxide.
Date: 16, 26 October 1992 From: Otago Women and Work - Paid and Unpaid Oral History Project Description: Arrangement: Tape sequence - tape 1 of 2 Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s). 1 Hours Duration. Physical Description: Physical Characteristics - gamma ferric oxide.