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8:10 Today In New Zealand History 4’21”

Octavius Hadfield at Waikanae, 23 November 1839.
8:16  Artist: Art Gilmore 5’25”
Song: Hall of the Mountain King
Composer: Greig
Album: Children’s Favourites Volume 7
Label; EMI 2352112                             

October 2010 Art Gilmore dies at 98; announcer was a familiar voice on radio, TV, movie trailers, Amos 'n' Andy on radio and The Red Skelton Show on television were among his many gigs, which also included more than 2,700 movie previews.

Art Gilmore launched his more than 60-year career as an announcer in the 1930s and became a widely recognized voice on radio, television, commercials, documentaries and movie trailers.

8:24 Homework

A short essay (maybe about 200 or 300 word)s on recollections of your favourite toys of childhood – why you liked them and what happened to them!

8:26 John Dunmore talks about his career 12’22”   

Historian, professor of French and publisher John Dunmore talks about his career in an interview with Wayne Mowat in 1988.
8:38 Artist: Vera Lynn 3’09”
Song: Harbour Lights
Composer: n/s
Album: Hits of the War Years
Label: Rajon 743515                                 

8:43 We Found a Story 4’28”

a recording on 28 March 1946 at Ardmore with the sound of a jet aircraft, a Meteor F Mk 3 which had arrived in February and was the first jet in service with the Royal New Zealand Air Force.                      

8:50 Artist: Ginger Prince 3’05”
Song: The Big Show’s Big Parade
Composer: n/s
Album: Zodiac Variety Gems 1945-56
Label: n/s                                    

8:53 War Report 17 6’17”                             

As yet there are no New Zealand casualties in action and newspapers must look for local links in overseas news - a newspaper reports that an ex-member of the Governor General’s staff has been wounded in Belgium. In New Zealand there’s a feeling of urgency as men hurry to enlist before the war is over.

LP Leary of tells of leaving the garrison in Samoa and going to England to enlist while Jim Warner recalls joining up 17. Sir Andrew Russell on the spirit which drove the men to sign up.


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: Billy Williams
Song: Since Father Joined the Territorials
Composer: n/s
Album:  Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309                                   

9:05 As I Remember 2’01”

Childhood Toys by Allan Smith of Christchurch, read by Phil Smith.

9:10 Artist: Picasso Trio 3’34”
Song: The Fairlie Flyer
Composer: Richardson/Timmings
Album: Sound of South Canterbury (EP)
Label: Spotlight SV 203                        

9:16 Les Cleveland 17’00”   

Les Cleveland, who died early this year, was described by some of his friends as a kind of kiwi renaissance man. As journalist, bush contractor, university academic, soldier, songwriter, photographer, author and poet, his life saw a few changes of direction. A major influence was his experience as a frontline infantryman in WWII. He talks to Neville Glasgow. Part Two. Recorded in 1991.                 

9:34 Artist: Owen Paterson 6’04”
Song: Harvey the Helicopter
Composer: Paterson
Album: Don Linden Presents Children’s Favourites
Label; EMI                                      

Owen Paterson a radio announcer who worked at Greymouth in the 1950s and in Christchurch in the 1960s He was areported on Toen and around befoe going to Britain where he voiced film reports for Visnews.

9:40 Book of the Week 18’43”

Hello Girls and Boys! A New Zealand toy story by David Veart, Auckland University Press ISBN 9781869408213. David Veart talks about his research into the toys New Zealand children play with.