Oral History - LOGUE Hugh; 21-22
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LOGUE Hugh Tape 1 Side 1
Date: 26 February 1997
00.35 Memories of early families from HAKARU and MANGAWHAI.
01,15 Father was HUGH PATRICK LOGUE, he was a FARMER and did BUSH WORK. Interest in GUMDIGGING as hobby
01.50 FARMING breaking in bushland. FENCING and development.
02.25 MARTHA YATES married HUGH PATRICK LOGUE. MARTHA”S mother died when she was young. Brought up by older sister.
03.15 School at TOMARATA SCHOOL and WAITEITI SCHOOL. Three miles from home. Rode bike and horse to school.
03.55 TOMARATA SCHOOL was east side of FISHLOCKS ROAD.
04.15 Left school age 15. Worked on farm, helped parents. Youngest of six children.
0515 RELIGION: Important part of life and guidance. Belonged to CHURCH OF CHRIST
Grandparents were CATHOLIC. Father and mother were PROTESTANT.
07.25 Always lived on family farm. FARM was held by LOGUES in 1860. Grandfather purchased farm on CAMES ROAD in 1866. Current farm 300 acres in TE ARAI SOUTH now called TOMARATA
10.00 TOMARATA development description and location with TOMARATA POST OFFICE.
11.25 Mail collected by school students to take home. MAIL brought from TE HANA.
11.40 Married 20 March 1943,? JONES from Palmerston North. Met in church camp in 1940.
12.35 Two sons also farming, live in original farmhouse.
13.00 CATHERINE and JAMES LOGUE grandparents. From IRELAND.Story of horse in house and orchard enclosure.
15.40 Grandparents built original homestead. Had eight children, three boys, five girls.
16.50 JAMES (JIM) LOGUE, HUGH PATRICK LOGUE’S brother died age 20 in Australia.
17.10 LAUCHLIN LOGUE partner with HUGH PATRICK LOGUE till 1918. Enlarged farm in 1900.
18.50 After WW1 LAUGHLIN handed farm to nephews. Never married. Worked in bush. Died in NORFOLK ISLAND, buried there.
20.10 EDMOND and JOHN LOGUE were HUGH’s brothers,(the nephews). When married built own homes with timber from farm. Farm split into three, 200 acres each.
21.20 NATIVE BUSH total roughly 50 acres, on farm, conserved by grandfather and father. WAITEITI River runs through farm. Bush remaining by river.
23.40 Mature KAURI around house. Description of Kauri trees.
25.10 IRISH descent.
26.10 LOGUE family description. Aunts CELIA, CATHERINE and ? LOGUE. Lived in Auckland.
28.20 LAUGHLIN LOGUE gave HUGH WILLIAM LOGUE first paper money.
29.15 Mother’s family lived in SILVER HILL ROAD. Uncle JOE (YATES) and Uncle WILLY’s (YATES) farming methods.
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00.10 Uncle JOE (YATES) and Uncle WILLY(YATES) had adjoining farms. Farming methods. Collected damphonia?grass seed. Needed sorting and cleaning. Open country easier put to pasture and harvested.
03.15 JOE ploughed several acres per year. Sowed with swedes then pasture after. Sheepshearing for neighbours.
04.15 Uncle WILLY more serious. Foot deformity restricted mobility. Had walking stick.
05.25 Used HORSES, owned several farms in locality.
05.40 YATES sisters. MARY YATES owned SILVER HILL FARM now belonging to ?FOSTER and GEORGE YURETICH. Brother JACK died when HUGH WILLIAM LOGUE age 9 from stomach ulcer.
06.50 MARY YATES continued farming on own. Left farm to nephew’s sons, BRIAN and LINTON?YATES.
07.50 Childhood. Description of family home. Six in family. HUGH was 9 years younger than next sister.
09.10 Lived in JAMES and CATHERINE LOGUE’S house. Description of house. 4 bedrooms.
10.40 One from for storage and preserves. DAIRY area. Hand CREAM SEPARATOR.
11.20 Verandah description. Steep staircase.
12.20 Description of FOOD available. Variety produced seasonally from garden and orchard.
Father tended fruit trees.
14.00 MEAT: weekly delivery. Kept without REFRIGERATION. Kept in SALT.
15.00 BACON CURING. Annual provision of two pigs. Description of PIG KILLING methods and preservation. BACON cured over ten days. BACON marinated then hung to dry till winter.
18.20 Mother baked BREAD for family and neighbours. YEAST lived on kitchen range.
19.40 Visitors given produce and meal. Fire lit in KITCHEN RANGE early. Kettle always boiling.
21.00 HUGH PATRICK LOGUE did wood chopping. Wood heap by house. RATA or TI TREE logs.
22.25 HUGH WILLIAM LOGUE wood chopped later with circular saw.
23.00 MARY YATES made bread in exchange for GUM. Father YATES had STORE, bought GUM.
24.30 STORE was added onto YATES house. Made from SPLIT KAURI SLABS.
25.50 YATES home on SILVERHILL ROAD. 1 km from main north road.
26.20. CLOTHING made at home by SEWING MACHINE and hand. TRAVELLER called MR HARDY every six months brought material samples. Took orders. Mother made shirts and braces for HUGH WILLIAM LOGUE.
28.25 CHILDREN’S GAMES description. SCHOOL PLAYGROUND restrictive, played on road.
“KINGASIDI”??? game, picked teams. Description of team game. Derivation of name and rules.
30.35 ROUNDERS game.
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00.15 CHILDREN’S GAMES. No SCHOOL hall, used school rooms for social occasions. 2 acres paddock, made slides with fruit cases and seating forms.
02.30 Ti tree area in school grounds, used for lunch area. TI TREE berries game.
04.00 War GAMES described.
04.50 GAMES at home. Played with older siblings occasionally. SNAKES AND LADDERS.
05.50 Played with neighbours children. SWIMMING in creek.
06.30 Helped with family. Got wood in. Neighbour built TROLLEY, described, used to bring in wood.
08.00 Helped feed CALVES.
08.45 Family LEISURE activities: Annual SCHOOL PICNIC. LOLLY SCRAMBLE. LOLLIES stitched into coat, wearer pursued to collect lollies.
11.05 SPORTS DAY. Running and THREE LEGGED RACE, SACK RACE.
11.50 CHRISTMAS celebrations described. Not many presents. Family gathering from Auckland.
13.45 BIRTHDAYS: not much recognition. 21st birthdays celebrated. HUGH WILLIAM LOGUE had social in ALBERTLAND HALL. Evening event described.
16.00 ALCOHOL not used in Hugh’s family. Preferred other forms of drink.
17.05 Father (HUGH PATRICK LOGUE) smoked TOBACCO in PIPE. Description of how he made pipe. HUGH WILLIAM LOGUE and family smoked cigarettes. Normal to smoke.
19.40 HUGH PATRICK LOGUE’S pipes described. CLAY PIPES remembered, with tin top for windy days.
21.30 DISCIPLINE described, very lenient. Expected to behave. Mother and father hit with stick occasionally when deserved.
23.30 Parents strict about family standard. BAD MANNERS not tolerated. SEEN AND NOT HEARD rule for children.
25.30 Married 1940. DEPRESSION 1930’s recalled. Made do with what had. Mutual help for all. Self sufficient on farm.
27.30 CALL UP for TERRITORIAL ARMY. Started in WHANGAREI, KENSINGTON CAMP. Then around north as COASTGUARDS. 6 months in HOME ARMY. Stationed in WHANGAROA HARBOUR as COASTGUARDS.
29.30 JAPANESE THREAT of INVASION 1942.
30.20 Called up for OVERSEAS SERVICE went to PAPAKURA CAMP for training. Grade down physically. Training discontinued because of back injury.
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00.05 WAR TRAINING. No combat with Japanese
01.10 TRAINING MANOEVRES in HAYES CAMP in KAEO. More field training. Group split to different localities in North.
02.20 Sent to WHANGAROA HARBOUR CAMP. Night vigilance, two on observation duties. Four hour watches.
03.30 AMMUNITION: 3/0 RIFLE only. Hugh comment, not much use for resistance.
03.55 No major combat. Target practice.
04.40 Year before married did training. Overseas call after marriage. Returned to form after found not physically fit.
05.30 FARMING. EARLY SETTLERS STOCK BUSH SICKNESS described. Cattle after one year affected. Dietary element missing.
08.00 SHEEP and CATTLE on farm. DAIRY HERD of 30 cows HAND MILKED. Milk HAND SEPARATED. CREAM sent by RAIL to HELENSVILLE. Picked up by HORSE DRAWN WAGON to WELLSFORD.
10.20 BUTTER FACTORY at TE HANA. PORT ALBERT DAIRY FACTORY for local area only.
11.05 DRY STOCK marketed. Original farm had FAT STOCK.
12.10 SHORTHORN CATTLE Breed. JERSEY CATTLE for dairy herd.
13.00 Older brother used RED POLL breed. Then crossed with SHORTHORNs. Dual purpose dairy and beef cattle. Very hardy.
14.10 HAYMAKING: Early days hay not used. Used swede crop for winter feed.
15.25 SHEARING. Brothers built WOOLSHED with PIT SAWN TIMBER. HAND SHEARING initially. POOL family neighbours also used shed.
18.00 HAY MAKING communal effort when land developed.
19.10 RELIGION. Description of acceptable practical dress for CHURCH. Rode to church.
21.00 Parents took GIG to church at TE ARAI, for miles. Seats on GIG described. Church situated by TE ARAI CEMETERY. Road now partially closed.
22.50 Clothes kept clean when on GIG in mud. Seated up high. Front gave protection.
24.20 SULKY and GIG no difference. BUGGY was four wheeled vehicle fro family. WAGON used for carrying heavier loads. CART heavier built for carrying goods, heavy structure.
26.20 EARLY FARM development, used BULLOCKS first, then HORSES. 3 or 4 in team. TOP DRESSING with horses.
27.50 HORSE personalities described.
28.30 Daily work with horse as team.
29.40 Working HORSE TACK maintained.
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00.00 WORKING DOGS conversation. HUGH and brothers always had dogs.
01.20 Earliest dogs remembered. Brother used dogs for STOCK ROUNDING UP.
02.20 WATCH (dog name) Gold and white COLLIE described. MERLE? dog also described.
03.30 HUGH WILLIAM LOGUE had own dogs when older.
04.00 Competed in DOG TRIALS. Owned many dogs.
05.00 Trained dogs for others. Basic lessons. Discipline standard needed.
06.20 No one dog stands out over the rest. Some better than others in response to HUGH WILLIAM LOGUE. First dog was one of MERLE (dog)’s puppies.
08.50 Dogs came to whistle from mile distance.
09.30 May have had up to six dogs at one time. DOG FLU before vaccination. Affected dogs over whole area, unable to save dogs. Once only had one puppy left.
11.00 DOG FLU VACCINATION stopped dog flu.
11.15 HEADER and HUNTAWAY dogs described. Also “all round” dogs. Locally are.
12.05 Some dogs reared for sale.
12.30 Any changes suggested for change to farming methods? No. PEST and WEED CONTROL good, BLACKBERRY problem in early days. CONTROLLED by ? now done with sprays. THISTLE controlled by spray, now hand controlled. RAGWORT is now nuisance in BUSH.
15.40 End of recording, acknowledgements to family.