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8:11 Today in New Zealand History

Parliament opens with a prayer June 16 1854.

8:16 Artist: Don Kessell with the Collegians and the Pam Sheppard Quartet

Song: A Beggar in Love

Comp: Not stated

Album: 008

Label: Zodiac

Dur: 2'51"

8:23 Homework

Which group was formed by the Campions in 1953?

8:23 Mr and Mrs Nixon

In October 1953 United States Vice President Richard Nixon and Mrs Nixon visited New Zealand and in earlier programmes we've heard the radio broadcast he made then. But this recording is of an interview he and Mrs Nixon recorded at Canton on the way to New Zealand. Fred Carpinter was the interviewer and the recording has come our way from his son Glenn who offered it to David Riquish who runs the Radio Heritage Foundation. David does occasional reports for RNZ International and offered the recording to Adrian Sainsbury of RNZI. 7'28"

8:34 Artist: Kini Quartet

Song: Maori is a Loving Tongue

Comp: Not stated

Album: 1040

Label: Zodiac

Dur: 2'41

8:39 Artist: Pat Hanna

Song: The Gospel According to Cricket

Comp: Hanna

Album: G 20759 (78)

Label: Columbia

Dur: 6'50"

8:48 Artist: Coral Cummins with Calder Prescott Octet

Song: It Might as Well be Spring

Comp: Rogers/Hammerstein

Album: Not stated

Label: Radio NZ recording 4'47"

8:53 Elizabeth Sutherland

Elizabeth Sutherland, wife of a nephew of Donald Sutherland who discovered the Sutherland Falls and explored Milford Sound, recalls early tourist excursions into Milford in the 1910s. In 1922 the government bought out the Sutherland tourist operation and eventually the Milford Hotel was built. 5'34"

9:07 As I Remember - Radio Daze

John Terris recalls his time in radio. Part 5.


9:20 Artist: Del Harris with Reg Gould's Orchestra

Song: Don't Cha Go Away Mad

Comp: Not stated

Album: 008

Label: Zodiac

Dur: 2'49"

9:26 Homework

9:27 Invercargill historian Frederick Hall-Jones

Frederick Hall-Jones tells the story of 11-year-old Ella Adams who in 1889 was the first female to travel the Milford Track. The trip was made with her father Charles Adams (Chief surveyor of Otago), and explorer Quinton Mackinnon. Ella Adams later became Ella Spicer, a well known painter of New Zealand scenery. Lake Ella was named for her. Talk was recorded in 1959. 2'00"

9:30 Artist: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Song: Milford Sound

Comp: Goodwin

Album: 8.557417

Label: Naxos

Dur: 4'48" 4'48"

9:37 Book of the Week

Just an Orange for Christmas: Stories from the Wairarapa, by Christine Hunt

ISBN: 9781775540038

HarperCollins 19'13"