Bob Harkness (D.O.B 1913) interviewed in 2012

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Robert and Val Harkness 38 minutes long. (click "audio mp3" above to listen).

This interview is part of an article on Tauranga resident Bob Harkness. You can read this article by clicking here.

 Topics covered include:

  • 1918 Influenza Epidemic (2’48” – 3’30”)
  • Bob’s Father and his early childhood (3’15” – 7’08”)
  • The Great Depression (7’32” – 11’50”) and (31’09” for 20 seconds or so)
  • WW2 years (begins 13’43”)
    • Labour shortage
    • Women in work (16’-17’12” also 31’51” – 34’07”)
    • His first car /  petrol shortages  (begins  17’12”)
  • Post war years (begins 21’30”)
  • Tauranga years (begins 13’04”, and again 34’07”)
    • Life in Tauranga  (22’02” – 26’42”)
    • Changes in Mt Maunganui (35’13” – 37’)
    • Technology changes (begins 37’33”)
    • Religion in Tauranga (Begins 26’42”)

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Bob Harkness (D.O.B 1913) interviewed in 2012


First Names:Robert
Last Name:Harkness
Place of Birth:Wellington
Date of Birth:1913
City:Tauranga
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Bob Harkness (D.O.B 1913) interviewed in 2012 by Tauranga City Libraries Staff - HC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand License