23 Oct 2019

Preserving Timaru sound history recorded on paper

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:33 pm on 23 October 2019

Snippets of sound recalling life in South Canterbury in the 1950s,  have been retrieved by Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision from rare and fragile paper recording tape.The paper tape was one of the first formats of magnetic sound recording, a forerunner of the more familiar cassette tapes of the 1980s.  It came into use in the late 1940s.  Today Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga’s sound archives is going to plays us some snapshots of life in South Canterbury in the early 1950s, which has been digitised from these fragile tapes.

Read more about Nga Taonga’s work preserving Sound Mirror paper tapes

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