Charlie Kearns

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Charles Kearns

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Charles William Kearns was born in Reefton on 13th of April 1904. Charlie’s early years were spent in Reefton and Westport.  He also spent part of his childhood in Kalgoorlie Australia, where his father worked as shift boss in a goldmine.  He lived in Richmond in 1948 and 1949 and moved to Motueka in 1950. He worked at the Anchor Foundry in Nelson as a fitter-turner and was involved in rugby administration and the school committee.   

Mr Kearns died in January 1984 in his eightieth year.

Points of Interest

  1. Waimea Football Club
  2. Influenza Epidemic in 1919
  3. Reefton
  4. Playing ‘gold mines’ as children

Interview Information

  • Date of Interview:      2nd December 1983
  • Interviewer:               Les Slater
  • Length of Transcript: 4 Pages

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