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8:07 Today In New Zealand History 4’00”

Death of Maori chief Taringa Kuri, 5 October 1871.

8:12 Song: Sail Along Silvery Moon 2’50”

Artist: Ron Boyce (Hammond electric organ)
Album: Sail Along Silvery Moon
Label: Tanza ZLP 003                       

Ron Boyce was resident organist at the Civic Theatre, Auckland. He was born in Auckland, studied and played in Australia and served in the RNZAF as a pilot in the Pacific. Sail Along Silvery Moon was world-wide hit for Billy Vaughan in the late 1950s.

8:15 Homework

1. The name of which New Zealand town commemorates a Danish princess?
2. Mystery voice.
3. Who wrote the scripts for a famous BBC comedy show which was one of the highlights of 1940s radio, well known for its catch phrases?

8:16 Return of HMNZS Hawea in 1952 12’19”

Return to Auckland of HMNZS Hawea from service with the United Nations during the Korean war on 8 March, 1952. She had spent 272 days at sea, steamed 55,000 miles, and fired 21,000 rounds of ammunition. These recordings of NZBS broadcasts were made by Brian Johnson on a tape recorder he had bought in Japan as they were broadcast on a speaker on board the ship. The NZBS may not have recorded this broadcast as no other version of the recording has been found. An unidentified male broadcaster describes the arrival of the frigate. There is an interview on-board with commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander F. N. Johnston.  He talks about Korea and the operations the ship was involved in on the Han River, which had never been surveyed before. He describes other operations firing on trains and pays tribute to the way the many navies of the Commonwealth countries worked together. The Hawea suffered only one casualty in Korea – a man who broke his leg.

On 15 February 1957 Hawea was decommissioned and put into reserve. The ship was used as a Harbour Training ship in Auckland until sold for breaking up in September 1965.

8: 29 Song: Our Old McKenzie Homestead 3’14”

Artist: The Bluegrass Expedition
Composer: George Bailey
Album: 'Wanted’ The Bluegrass Expedition
Label: PYE PZL 2006                              

The Bluegrass Expedition was a Dunedin bluegrass group formed in 1973. George Bailey, Barry Paterson, Read Hudson, Mike Pelvin and Bruce Fergus.

8: 33 The Scandanavians - Part 2 11’40”

Ian Cameron of Mauriceville shares his knowledge of the Scandanavian settlements around Eketahuna in an interview with Philip Liner in 1893. In this second part of the discussion Ian Cameron describes the immigrants’ trek from Wellington to Wairarapa
From Gareth Winter at Wairarapa Museum: 12’22”

Ian Cameron was the son of Robert and Ellen Cameron, part of a family who shifted from Kaiwharawhara and farmed on the east coast of Wairarapa – and still do, actually. He farmed at Mauriceville, which was, largely settled by Scandinavian settlers in the 1870s. He was educated at Mauriceville School and Masterton District High School before joining his parents in developing farms in Mauriceville, Matakohe and Bideford. He was very involved in Federated Farmers and a life member of Wairarapa Federated Farmers, and was the National President of the New Zealand Founders Society. He was also a chieftain for clan Cameron, and an enthusiastic member of the local Caledonian society.                     

8:46 Song: The Great Little Army 3’00”

Artist: New Zealand Army Band (1980)
Composer: Kenneth Alford
Album: Brass on the March
Label: EMI HSD 1082                       

Written by Kenneth Alford in 1916 in admiration of the small British army in France during the early days of World War One.

8:50 War Report Episode 10 6’25”

The story of schoolboy Teddy Reynolds of Taita wanting to go to war with his father; Tom Seddon describes the enthusiasm of members in the House; Colin Franklin-Browne describes the wild enthusiasm in the streets as troops paraded and an unnamed man recalls singing up in 1914 but eventually being sent home because he was too young. He quickly joined up again and left with the Main Body in October 1914.

Music Extracts:

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: 1st Life Guards Band
Song: Colonel Bogey March
Composer: Leslie Stuart
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309                             

8:57 Song: Lucky Me 2’58”

Artist: Radio New Zealand Studio Orchestra (soloist) Dick Le Fort
Composer: Black/Bourke
Album: Orchestral Gold Vol 1
Label: Kiwi Tartar TRL 005                          

9:06 As I Remember Archive 8’24”

The Radio News Compiler in the 1950s by Margaret Peebles, read by Alison Lloyd Davies.                          

9:14 Song: Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat 2’10”

Artist: The Chicks
Album: The Sound of the Chicks
Label; Viking VP 157                                   

The Chicks (Auckland teenagers Judy and Sue Donaldson) were popular in the mid-1960s. Sue and Judy Donaldson were singing together from an early age and were still in their early teens when a chance meeting with Peter Posa and Ron Dalton led to a recording session with Viking Records who named the duo 'The Chicks'. From that first session came The Hucklebuck a hit for The Chicks in mid-1965. The Chicks featured in the controversial Pretty Things tour and with PJ Proby and Sandie Shaw. The Chicks were resident performers on all three series of the TV hit show C'Mon. In the 1970s Sue was a solo act as Suzanne. In 1970 she was voted N.Z. Entertainer of the Year After marrying fellow entertainer Bruce Lynch she moved to London, England where she worked as a session musician until she became a regular part of Cat Stevens' vocal group and appeared on several of his albums until he gave up recording after a religious conversion. In the Queen's Birthday Honours of 2001 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to entertainment. Lynch was last seen on television as a backing singer in the 2008 and 2009 series of Stars in Their Eyes. She is still working as a vocal artist in the music industry. In 2008 she received the Benny Award from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc.

9:18 Homework

1. The name of which New Zealand town commemorates a Danish princess?
2. Mystery voice.
3. Who wrote the scripts for a famous BBC comedy show which was one of the highlights of 1940s radio, well known for its catch phrases?

9:21 Open Country 14’10”

Jim Henderson introduces a story by Temple Sutherland about his gold-mining efforts in the Nelson province.

“Temple Sutherland was a Scotsman who emigrated to  New Zealand in 1925, He rapidly developed the skills of a backcountry man through years of farming, trucking, hunting, fishing and living off the land through the Depression. Despite being warned by a good friend that – "Scots shouldn't be allowed to write about the things or people they love. Its something they can't do. They ought to be locked up or put down before they start" – he wrote seven books between 1953 and 1983 describing the country, New Zealand, he had adopted and grown to love.” So wrote Rob Greenaway on an article about Sutherland.   

9:36 Have a Shot - Part 1 10’45”

Extract from the finals of a talent quest of 1955 held in the Auckland Town Hall where there was a full house. Compere possibly Keith Bracey.

Robert Johnson of Remuera – “The Lord’s Prayer”
Heather Walker of Mt Albert – “Mexicali”
Peter Hatton of Auckland St John’s Ambulance – harmonica selection  

9:48 Lorraine Rishworth of 1XN (1ZN) Whangarei talks to David Woodcock about Russell in the 1930s 10’06”

Recorded in the 1960s.                         

9:58 Song: My Love 3’22”

Radio New Zealand Studio Orchestra (soloist Colin Hemmingson)
Composer: McCartney
Album: Orchestral Gold Vol 1
Label: Kiwi Tartar TRL 005