19 Feb 2020

Nga Taonga Sound Archives - WWII sound recordings

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:37 pm on 19 February 2020

New Zealand sound recordings made 80 years ago in the thick of World War II have been recognised as taonga of significant cultural value, On Monday the 1600 discs were entered in UNESCO's "Memory of the World " Register, at a ceremony in Wellington.  

Sarah Johnston from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is here to tells us more about the WWII Mobile Broadcasting Unit recordings  - and why they are so important.

Correction: In this interview the broadcaster Peter Harcourt is mistakenly named as Gordon Harcourt, which is the name of his son. 

 

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