Ian Wilson

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Ian Wilson

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Ian Wilson has been a Richmond resident since 1913 when his father was appointed Postmaster. He went to school in Richmond and spent only a little time away doing farm work in the 1930’s and war service in the 1940s.  In this oral history Mr Wilson recalls his schooldays, the town in the 1930s and some of the people of Richmond.

During World War Two Mr Wilson went to Canada for Air Force Training. He was later stationed in England and India.

Points of Interest

  1. Peace Celebrations in July 1919
  2. The Train to Nelson College
  3. Murchison Earthquake
  4. Local bus companies – Crouchers, Russells, Burnses, Suburban Bus Company,
  5. Richmond Library
  6. Star & Garter Hotel
  7. Warrings Garage

Interview Information

  • Date of Interview:    6 August 1984
  • Interviewer:             Les Slater
  • Typist:                     Louise Charters
  • Length of Transcript: 13 Pages

Copyright Statement

This oral history is to be used for your private research or study only. Please do not copy or distribute the material contained in this transcript in any way, without prior approval.

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