Interview with Esme Baxter

Date
15 Jan 2001
By
Baxter, Esme Agnes, 1920-2015
Ref
OHInt-0593/07
Description

Esme Baxter was born in Wellington in 1920. Compares the Upper Hutt church with a country church she attended as a child and talks of other churches. Mentions her husband's involvement with the Food Bank and Family Care Centre and her own membership of Women's Fellowship. Talks of her relationship with God. Explains what it is like having secretarial skills in today's work scene. Describes her leisure activities, Burnham Camp canteen work in wartime, being a Girl Guide which led to Tramping Club membership and describes the trips when she met her husband. Recalls various modes of transport used before they had a car, and describes taking a pushchair on buses and trains. Talks of changing attitudes to Sunday activities, formality at services. Recalls attitudes to Diphtheria, TB which her husband had, and compares it with AIDS. Talks of her widowed mother, life on a farm and partnership in marriage. Mentions her own and her husband's work, choices of work in the Depression. Recalls Ministers in Parliament and air travel on overseas work trips. Mentions the church's role in the community.

Interviewer(s) - Elaine Bolitho

Arrangement: Tape numbers - OHA-009240 : OHA-009241

Quantity: 2 C60 cassette(s). 1 transcript(s) - printed. 1 Electronic document(s) - transcript. 1 interview(s). 1.10 Hours and minutes Duration.

Finding Aids: Abstract Available - transcript(s) available OHA-2970, OHDL-000928.

Portrait photograph of Esme Baxter

Additional description

Original recordings not available for playback. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Alternative form available: Listening copies OHLC-004733 - OHLC-004734

Both printed and digital versions of the transcript are available

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Public use may require the permission of copyright holder Copyright: Held by Elaine Bolitho
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Format
2 C60 cassette(s), 1 transcript(s) - printed, 1 Electronic document(s) - transcript, 1 interview(s), 1.10 Hours and minutes Duration, Oral histories, Electronic records (Digital records), Electronic documents, Illustration: Portrait photograph of Esme Baxter, Equipment used: Sony WM-D6C: with Sony ECM clip-on microphones
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Date: 15 Jan 2000 From: Upper Hutt Uniting Parish Millennium Project Ref: OHC-009240 Description: Arrangement: Tape sequence - 1 of 2 Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s). 1 Hours Duration. Physical Description: Physical Characteristics - gamma ferric oxide.
Date: 15 Jan 2001 From: Upper Hutt Uniting Parish Millennium Project Ref: OHA-2970 Description: Quantity: 1 transcript(s).
Date: 15 Jan 2001 From: Upper Hutt Uniting Parish Millennium Project Ref: OHC-009241 Description: Arrangement: Tape sequence - 2 of 2 Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s). 10 Minutes Duration. Physical Description: Physical Characteristics - gamma ferric oxide.
Date: 15 Jan 2001 From: Upper Hutt Uniting Parish Millennium Project Ref: OHDL-000928 Description: Interviewer(s) - Elaine Bolitho Quantity: 1 Electronic document(s).