Fowler, Fred

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Fred Fowler

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Fred Fowler was born in Puponga in 1906 and spent most of his teenage and adult years in Richmond.  In this interview he recalls his various adventures, people and places in Richmond.

Fred was captain of the school rugby team and continued playing rugby until about 1936. He was also an avid deer stalker and he lists the prices he was paid by the government for deer.

He married at 18 and had two sons, Don and Rex, and two daughters Moira and Lorna.  His wife died in 1967.

Points of Interest

  1. Croucher's Flour Mill
  2. The annual Easter picnic at Rabbit Island
  3. The Star and Garter, Plough Inn and the White Hart Hotel
  4. Jimmy Hunt’s disqualification from the A & P show
  5. Deerstalking

Interview Information

  • Date of Interview:      2 July 1984
  • Interviewer:               Lisa Van Wessel
  • Length of Transcript: 15 Pages

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