Interview with Margaret MacKay
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 online abstract(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
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)
Access restrictions: No access restrictions
There are 2 items in total.
Format: 2 C60 cassette(s), 1 printed abstract(s), 1 online abstract(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 MicrophonesSee original record
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