Interview with Annie Favel
- 2 Feb 1998 - 02 Feb 1998
- Milnes, Dickon J, active 1998; Favel, Annie Keturah, 1909-2005
Annie Favel was born in Edendale in 1909. Gives details about the history and location of her family farm and other dairy farms in the area. Mentions dairy factories at Seaward Downs and Edendale. Describes the Ayrshire cows, the milking process, the milking season, milking both by hand and with machinery and making butter. Describes the effect of World War I and the Depression on the farm and community. Describes the house, gardens, farm buildings, farm equipment and windmills on the farm. Talks about primary school at Edendale and attending Southland Girls High School. Discusses being kept back from school permanently to work on the farm. Comments on the absence of a division of labour based on age or gender.
Describes a morning on the farm, driving her father's first car and social interaction with other families. Mentions Bible Class, church activitites, dances, going to the pictures, hockey, football and tennis. Talks about her relationship with her brother and the changes he made to the farm. Describes trips to Invercargill and shopping in Edendale. Mentions that she received no wages for her farm work.
Interviewer(s) - Dickon Milnes
Quantity: 2 C60 cassette(s). 1 printed abstract(s). 1 interview(s). 1.10 Hours and minutes Duration.
Finding Aids: Abstract Available - abstracting complete OHA-2599.
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Original recordings not available for playback. Surrogate copies will be provided.
Alternative form available: Listening copies OHLC-006227 - OHLC-006228
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- Gore District oral history project
- 2 C60 cassette(s), 1 printed abstract(s), 1 interview(s), 1.10 Hours and minutes Duration, Oral histories
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