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A broadcast on Manawatū People's Radio, 2 April, 2019. Part 1 of 3. Cliff Simpson. Move to Feilding about 1948. Stock agent in South Island, then stock buyer for Longburn freezing works. Nature of the work and training. Father had dairy farm, 35 cows, brought up family of 5 boys. Grew own vegetables, had pigs. In South Island, North Islanders called “Pig Islanders”. Activities with father, spear fishing. WWII, father in home guard. 30 years as stock buyer, plus sheep farming at Halcombe. Nature of work, clients - old families (Pat’s family came in 1883), rehab farmers (returned soldiers got land on a ballot). Rehab farmers, one ex-pow in Japan, another on Crete who lost both legs from frostbite, another in Colditz. Floods.

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Cliff Simpson, stock agent, part 1 - Manawatū Conversations
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April 2, 2019

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