Mobile Unit. Roxburgh memories
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New Zealand Broadcasting Service Mobile Recording Unit group interview with J. H. Waight, John Bennetts, T. P. Michelle, and G.B. Gilchrist of Roxburgh.
They discuss their memories of early Roxburgh since the 1860s, including the first settlers, gold mining, dredging techniques, the gold escort, Chinese miners and their camps, and use of opium.
Other topics include fruitgrowing, early telephone lines, elections, and coal mining. There is discussion on the making of wax cylinder recordings and the price of the equipment, and the first canning factory in the area.
There is also talk on how babies were cared for during dances, and the time the babies were switched.
Reference number 5604
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Waigth, John H., Interviewee
Michelle, Tom P., Interviewee
Bennetts, John, Interviewee
Gilchrist, George B., Interviewee
New Zealand Broadcasting Service. Mobile Recording Unit, Broadcaster
Date 21 Oct 1948