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8:10 Today In New Zealand History

Thomas Henry Potts died 27 July 1888. (Flower Potts)

8:16 Song: Thomas Bracken

Artist: Phil Tilbury
Composer: Tilbury
Album: Back Blocks Vol 2

8:21 Homework - question for July

What surname is shared by a leader of the Labour Party and a Leader of the National Party?

8:22 Artist: Julie Nelson

Song: Johnny Magic
Composer: Burns
Album: 45
Label Kiwi SA 18

8:27 The life and times of Bennydale (Part 1)

The King Country settlement of Bennydale was set up as a model coalmining township in 1940 by Paddy Webb, Minister of Mines in the first Labour Government. Jack Perkins looks at the life and times of Bennydale in a 1983 documentary.

8:45 Song: Hine e hine

Artist: Waihirere Maori Club
Composer: Princess Te Rangi Pai
Album: Maori Songs and Hakas
Label: World Record Club LZ 7114

8:50 Kevin Skinner- All Black

"Legendary" can be applied to this man who was brought in to "sort out' the Springbok front row in 1956, though Skinner denied there was ever any overly-rough stuff. He died during the week. In this 1953 interview Lankford Smith talks to Skinner about his career so far.

9:08 As I Remember

A Trio of Pony tales by Brian Collins of Wellington, read by Phil Smith.

9:16 Song: Two Chronometers the Captain Had

Artist: Stewart Harvey
Composer: Slessor/Aked
Album: Australian Ballads
Label; Festival FGFL 12 995

9:20 Wartime Messages Home (Part 2)

Members of the 4th New Zealand Field Ambulance send messages home from Italy in June 1945. Messages from Geoff Davenport, Brian Myers, William McGillow, Jim Marcells, Allan Kennedy, Colin Barron, Dan McKay, Andy Lamont, Trevor Morah, A Patterson and Bob Liley.

9:27 Song: Life Begins at 40

Artist: Dave and the Dynamos
Composer: Luther
Album: Something Old Something New
Label Axis 180

9:33 2YA Wellington Radio Digest of 11 May 1958

Brian Adams interviews Bob White who suffers from haemophilia.

Haemophilia Foundation of NZ, P.O.Box 7647 Christchurch

9:43 Song: The Wedding of the Painted Doll

Artist: Margaret Gardiner (piano)
Composer: Brown/Freed
Album: Piano Treasures
Label: Music World MALPS 582

9:47 Do they still teach history?

Jim Sullivan talks to University of Otago history professor Barbara Brookes and students Violeta Gilabert, Victoria Thompson and Julia Hardie about what is being taught about New Zealand history these days.