19 Dec 2018

Sound Archives: New Year’s Eve 1999

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:37 pm on 19 December 2018

As the millennium drew to a close in December 1999, the world was either ready to party at massive New Year's Eve celebrations - or braced for impending doom, due to the so-called Y2K "bug" which many believed would throw the world's computers into turmoil.

Sarah Johnston takes a look back at how we marked the end of the era, in the sound archives of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision.

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