Queen Elizabeth II in Palmerston North

Manawatū Conversations - Oral History

Stuart Birks' oral history recordings as featured on the Manawatū People's Radio programme, "Manawatū Conversations."

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Eddie Eggers, educational psychologist - Manawatū Conversations

Eddie Eggers, educational psychologist - Manawatū Conversations

First broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 11 June, 2019. Working in the education psychology field 1974 to 2003. Scope of work in early years. Requests from... Read More

 
Rosaline Putu, Part 1 - Manawatū Conversations

Rosaline Putu, Part 1 - Manawatū Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 28 May 2019. Rosaline Putu, part 1 of 2. Scandinavian origins, born in Palmerston North 1938, married a Maori in 1960. H... Read More

 
Rosaline Putu, Part 2 - Manawatū Conversations

Rosaline Putu, Part 2 - Manawatū Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatū People's Radio, 4 June, 2019. Rosaline Putu, part 2 of 2. Early life in Kairanga (1940s). Moved onto a farm when very young, stayed unti... Read More

 
Joe Hollander, Palmerston North Defence Heritage Advisory Group part 2 - Manawatu Conversations

Joe Hollander, Palmerston North Defence Heritage Advisory Group part 2 - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 19th May 2020.  Part 2 of 2. Palmerston North Defence Heritage Advisory Group activities. Anniversaries and commemorati... Read More

 
Joe Hollander, Palmerston North Defence Heritage Advisory Group part 1 - Manawatu Conversations

Joe Hollander, Palmerston North Defence Heritage Advisory Group part 1 - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 12th May 2020.  Part 1 of 2. Defence Heritage work since 2015. Coordinating defence heritage activities, ANZAC Day, Mil... Read More

 
Brian Hunter - Part 1 of 3. Early childhood, father’s war experience - Manawatu Conversations

Brian Hunter - Part 1 of 3. Early childhood, father’s war experience - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio 5th November 2019. Part 1 of 3. Born 1940, father away during the war. Early years in Rewa. Father severely wounded in I... Read More

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November 5, 2019
Place
Palmerston North
 
Keith Clark, Part 3, Marriage and teaching in Palmerston North and Blenheim - Manawatu Conversations

Keith Clark, Part 3, Marriage and teaching in Palmerston North and Blenheim - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 6th October 2020. Part 3 of 5.  Marriage, parents approval, wedding and reception. Moving to Palmerston North, teaching... Read More

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October 6, 2020
Place
Palmerston North
 
Robin Coleman and Jackie Sayers 1, UK childhoods, coming to NZ - Manawatu Conversations

Robin Coleman and Jackie Sayers 1, UK childhoods, coming to NZ - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 27 July 2021. Part 1 of 4.   Jackie came to NZ in 1958. Wanted a country without a class system. Experience of system. ... Read More

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July 27, 2021
Place
Feilding
 
Jim Oliver and Dave Marshall Part 2, Careers as steam engine drivers - Manawatu Conversations

Jim Oliver and Dave Marshall Part 2, Careers as steam engine drivers - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 3rd November 2020. Part 2 of 4.   Working in the Palmerston North railway yards, 1950s and 60s. Railway through the Squ... Read More

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November 3, 2020
Place
Palmerston North
 
Jim Oliver and Dave Marshall Part 1, Careers as steam engine drivers - Manawatu Conversations

Jim Oliver and Dave Marshall Part 1, Careers as steam engine drivers - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio 27th October 2020. Part 1 of 4.  Railway driving, appeal of steam. Training. Shifts. Yard work. Fun and games, drinking ... Read More

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October 27, 2020
Place
Palmerston North
 
Robin Coleman and Jackie Sayers 4, Study and work as a social worker - Manawatu Conversations

Robin Coleman and Jackie Sayers 4, Study and work as a social worker - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 17 August 2021. Part 4 of 4.  Worked as a social worker from 1980. Early days of university-qualified social workers. 4... Read More

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August 17, 2021
Place
Feilding
 
Eileen Curd Part 1, Coming to NZ, UK wartime childhood - Manawatu Conversations

Eileen Curd Part 1, Coming to NZ, UK wartime childhood - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 11th January 2022. Part 1 of 2.  Eileen just turned 90. Came to NZ from UK in 1953, 10 pound Pom. Went to NZ for 2 year... Read More

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January 11, 2022
Place
Palmerston North
 
Darroch Ball Part 1, Early life and time as an MP - Manawatu Conversations

Darroch Ball Part 1, Early life and time as an MP - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 25th May 2021.  Part 1 of 2. Grew up in Auckland, university then army officer for 7 years, logistics officer. Why left... Read More

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May 25, 2021
Place
Palmerston North
 
John Waldon Part 3, Proposed Maori health reforms, 2021 - Manawatu Conversations

John Waldon Part 3, Proposed Maori health reforms, 2021 - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 6th July 2021. Part 3 of 3.  Aims of reforms to health services for Maori. Not necessarily just used by Maori, but diff... Read More

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Date
July 6, 2021
Place
Palmerston North
 
Grant Hadfield Part 1, Family background, farming in the 1980s, A&P Shows - Manawatu Conversations

Grant Hadfield Part 1, Family background, farming in the 1980s, A&P Shows - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio 8th June 2021. Part 1 of 2. Long family history in NZ, 1823 Henry Williams arrived, later translated the Treaty of Waitan... Read More

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June 8, 2021
Place
Palmerston North
 
Stuart Birks, Iola Haggarty, Alison Mildon, Part 1, local government - Manawatu Conversations

Stuart Birks, Iola Haggarty, Alison Mildon, Part 1, local government - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 8th February 2022. Part 1 of 2. Local government responses to Covid and other disasters. Voluntary networks, ethnic com... Read More

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February 8, 2022
Place
Palmerston North
 
Pam Hansen Part 1 - Young mother and dentist’s wife in 1960s Palmerston North - Manawatu Conversations

Pam Hansen Part 1 - Young mother and dentist’s wife in 1960s Palmerston North - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 14th Janary 2020. Part 1 of 2.   Came to Palmerston North in 1960. Dentist husband, Mike. Grew up in Wellington, Univer... Read More

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January 14, 2020
Place
Palmerston North
 
Raylee Murphy, living with polio, Part 2 - Manawatū Conversations

Raylee Murphy, living with polio, Part 2 - Manawatū Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatū People's Radio 9 July, 2019. Raylee Murphy, Part 2 of 2. Overcame early effects of polio. Polio support group, on the board, learning ab... Read More

 
Chris Morton - Aircraft instrument fitter - Manawatū Conversations

Chris Morton - Aircraft instrument fitter - Manawatū Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatū People's Radio, 10th September 2019. Early life. Airforce cadetship. 1 year initial training at Woodburn. Further year at Wigram, then per... Read More

 
Trish Keiller, Caccia Birch House - Manawatū Conversations

Trish Keiller, Caccia Birch House - Manawatū Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatū People's Radio, 7 May, 2019. Trish Keiller on the history of Caccia Birch House, interviewed by Alison Mildon. Sound of cicadas in the bac... Read More

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