Tuffnell, Geoff

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Mr Geoff Tuffnell.

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Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Mr Geoff Tuffnell


Mr Geoff Tuffnell, son of A.R. Tuffnell, lived in Richmond for 60 years. In his narrative he talks about various businesses, including the plumbing business which his father set up in 1915, places, people and events in his childhood as well as some detail on transport in the district.

Points of Interest

  1. Tuffnell family – Albert Rainbow, Charlotte(nee Kidson), Phyllis, Iva, Hazel
  2. Plumbers (A.R. Tuffnell Ltd)
  3. Wilkes family – William Edward, Eric
  4. Warring’s Garage
  5. Warring family – Jack, Zena
  6. Alan Cromie
  7. Doctor Washbourn
  8. Doctor Curry
  9. Hillcrest Hospital
  10. Blacksmiths - Harry Papps
  11. May’s Store
  12.  Jone’s family – P.E., Ernie, Cyril, Phyllis
  13. Queen Street
  14. Hawkin’s family – Harry, Clarence
  15. Model T Ford trucks
  16. Beach Road
  17. Croucher family – Ethelbert, Bert
  18. Polio epidemic
  19. Train service - Richmond to Bishopdale
  20. Richmond bus service – A.E. Burns, Black & White bus service
  21. Alexandra Home, Arthur and May Hunter
  22. Bill Eastgate
  23. Hume Pipe Company
  24. Fowler family – Maurie, Fred, Don

Interview Information

  • Date of Interview:      29th June 1984
  • Interviewer:                    Lisa Van Wessel
  • Length of Transcript:  20 pages

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