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8:08 Today In New Zealand History 3’31”

Ranfurly Shield awarded to Auckland as first holders, 3 August 1902.                                  

8:14 Song: Sukiyaki
Artist: Paul Walden
Album: Paul Walden
Label; HMV MCLP 6195

8:18 Homework

1. Approximately how many men volunteered to join the army during the first week of World War One?
2. Name the mystery voice
3. The hard one - which Labour prime minister worked on a North Otago newspaper?

8:21 Mrs Hannah Cross (nee Peterson), aged 96, of Andersons Bay; describes her family's life in the 1850s 8’49”

Her father was absent in Sydney trying to make a living as a lawyer for several years, farming at Waipori, food sources; relations with Māori. From the Mobile Unit collection in which she is the oldest speaker, born in Dunedin in 1851. She speaks with the vowels and intonations of West Highland Scottish English and is included in Canterbury University’s survey of New Zealand speech. Part Two. Hannah died in 1956 at the age of 104. An example of the earliest period covered by the oral history collections in Sound Archives.   

8:31 Song: Maple on the Hill

Artist: Cole Wilson and the Tumbleweeds
Composer: n/s
Album: Godzone Country
Label: Sony 88875002052

8:35 DXer Supreme 9’38”

Extracts from a tribute by Radio New Zealand International at the death of Arthur Cushen in 1997. Cushen, of Invercargill, was the doyen of New Zealand shortwave enthusiasts and this programme, introduced by Mary Oh,  includes his recollections of wartime listening in a 1996 interview with Mary Evans of Radio Southland.                         

8:45 Song: The Apple Song 1’30”  

Artist: Lyall Bay School Children
Composer: Perry
Album: Radio New Zealand
Label: n/a                                

8:47 Song: Trumpet Voluntary 2’40”

Artist: Ken Smith (trumpet) Stanley Jackson (organ)
Composer: Clarke
Album: Trumpet Voluntary
Label: Kiwi  EC 24                               

8:51 War Report Episode 2  6’35”

Fred Eustace recalls the school cadets of pre-war days and C A L Treadwell describes the pre-war Officer Cadet Training Unit at Victoria University. Ena Ryan, then a schoolgirl, recalls the men joining up during the early months of the war. Leonard Leary describes the serious intent of the young men joining up. Extracts from contemporary newspapers in Dunedin and Invercargill.

Music extracts from:-

Artist: John McCormack
Song: There’s a Long Long Trail A Winding
Composer: King/Elliott
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309

Artist: Ernest Pike
Song: Good-bye eeee
Composer: Baker
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 1
Label: CD41 486286

Artist: Radio New Zealand Studio Orchestra
Song: Lucky Me
Composer: Black
Album: Orchestral Gold
Label: Tartar TRL 005

9:06 As I Remember 1’23”

The Old Kero Tin, a poem sent in by Lynette Stewart Menzies of Motueka.                        

9:09 Song: Ship of Grace Medley 4’24”

Artist:  The Caledonians
Composer: various
Album: Songs and Dances of Scotland
Label: Viking VP 129              

9:14 Homework

1. Approximately how many men volunteered to join the army during the first week of World War One?
2. Name the mystery voice
3. The hard one - which Labour prime minister worked on a North Otago newspaper?

9:16 There’s a Hooley Here Tonight 16’13”

An extract from a Spectrum visit to Northland where Norm Bryant hosts Hop Owen at a woolshed dance. The programme won the 1984 Mobil Radio Ward best entertainment programme title.               

9:33 Song: Mad Dogs and Englishmen/That’s My Weakness Now 4’45”

Artist: Radio Times Chorus
Composer: Coward/Green
Album: Radio Times
Label: Ode SODE 129                           

9:36 The opening of the new Greymouth telephone exchange 21 January 1959  9’46”

An example of local radio covering an important small town event. Interviews with engineers and the coverage of the cutting over from manual to automatic system.      

9:47 Song: Gateway to the Plains 2’27”

Artist:  Woolston Brass Band
Composer: Kirk-Burnnand
Album: On the Move
Label: HMV MCLP 6173                          

9:51 Book of the Week: Working Lives c. 1900 – a photographic essay by Eric Olssen.

Eric Olssen discusses his book. Otago University Press ISBN 978 1 877578 51 9