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8:09 Today in New Zealand History, 24 November 1864 - Harry Atkinson becomes a cabinet minister

8:16 Song: Amazing Grace
Artist: St Josephs Maori Girls College Choir
Composer: Trad
Album St Josephs Maori Girls College Choir
Label: Kiwi

8:20 Homework entry from Betty Potts of Pakuranga

8:24 On this day in 1956

Norman Read won a gold medal for New Zealand at the Melbourne Olympics in the 50,000 metre walk.

8:28 Song: Seventies Set
Artist: National Band of New Zealand 1978
Composer: Gordon Langford
Album Best of the National band
Label: Five Star FSRS 1290

8:32 From the 1949 election campaign Labour's Bob Semple addresses a meeting in Masterton

8:43 Song: He Who Would Valiant Be
Artist: Wellington East Girls' College Choir
Composer: Gate
Album Twelve Children's Hymns
Label: Process 1'37"

8:47 Photo-historian Bill Main discusses early photography in New Zealand in a talk recorded in May 1985

8:58 Earliest surviving radio recording in New Zealand

A test recording made in May 1934 by announcer Arch Curry in Christchurch.

9:07 As I Remember - My First Visit to Wellington by Hector Hopkins, read by Duncan Smith

9:11 Song: Remembrance
Artist: Gil Dech
Composer: Reber
Album Gil Dech Plays
Label:Regal SREG 30049

9:14 Homework entry from Diana Lusty of Wilton, Wellington

9:19 Song: All Things Bright and Beautiful
Artist: St Cuthbert's College Choir, Auckland
Composer: Royal
Album Twelve Children's Hymns
Label: Process 2'08"

9:23 An Edwardian Wellington Childhood

Recollections by George Davies in conversation with Laurie Swindell in 1972.

9:39 Song: Ten Guitars medley
Artist: The Swingalongs
Composer: various
Album Dance Hall Classics
Label: n/s 2'03""

9:42 Book of the Week: Faded Glamour by Rebecca Kain
Published by Redcurrent Press P O Box 8993 Havelock North