Sounds Historical for Sunday 7 December 2014
8:09 Today In New Zealand History 4’16”
First National Prohibition Poll 7, 1911.
8:15 Artist: The Pioneer Pog n Scroggin, Bush Band 3’11"
Song: My Beaut Little Fergie Tractor
Composer: Peter Penman
Album: Love of the Land
Label: Radio New Zealand cassette 9401
8:20 As I Remember 1’38”
Toy Story – Teddy Bear Gets a Haircut by Julie Cunningham of Auckland, read by Robin Jacquiery
8:22 Remembering in Your Nineties 7’42”
Ron Hore is a 93-year-old farmer who spent all his working life at Kyeburn in Maniototo. He has a wealth of stories about the area including many passed to him his father. When Jim Sullivan caught up with him recently Ron talked about the day his father left school in a hurry and reflected on the great impact of the 1951 wool boom.
8:30 Artist: Phil Garland 3’50”
Song: My Droving Days are Over
Album: Damper Duff and Doughboys
Label: Kiwi SLC 275
8:34 As I Remember
Toy Story – Fuzzybun by Jenny Blood of Point Chevalier
8:36 Living by Design - Part Two 14’57”
Lorraine Rishworth presents this 1972 spoken feature about Northland people who make their living out of the arts and crafts and some of the methods used. It covers pottery, batik making, leather work and weaving. She talks with Yvonne Rust, potter; David Boyd, leather worker; Margaret Auchinvole, Hokianga spinner and weaver and Fassett Burnett, batik artist. They discuss their crafts and their creative lifestyles, which are sometimes seen as 'alternative' by the general public.
8:50 Artist: Eddie Howell and the Bob Paris Combo 2’32"
Song: Primrose Lane
Album: Gentle Songs for Gentle People
From Whakatane Howell had a two-year career in the 1950s preferring the gentler songs to rock and roll. Later a member of the Howard Morrison Quartet.
8:53 War Report 19 6’13”
Extract from an editorial in late 1914 – “it will be a short war”. Jim Warner describes being in camp in Featherston in late 1914 and another veteran talks about training at Awapuni in Palmerston North and Sir Harry Lauder giving the troops an impromptu concert at Highden.
And the 8 December 1914 was the day on which Anzac is the acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. This corps was created early in the Great War of 1914–18. In December 1914 the Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Expeditionary Force stationed in Egypt were placed under the command of Lieutenant General William Birdwood. Initially the term Australasian Corps was suggested, but Australians and New Zealanders were reluctant to lose their separate identities completely.
No one knows who came up with the term Anzac. It is likely that Sergeant K.M. Little, a clerk at Birdwood's headquarters, thought of it for use on a rubber stamp: 'ANZAC' was convenient shorthand. Later the corps used it as their telegraph code word.
Artist: John McCormack
Song: There’s a Long Long Trail A Winding
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309
Artist: Arthur Fields
Song: You can’t beat us
Album: Songs of World War 1
Label: Geoentertainment 557331 1900s
Artist: Harry Lauder
Song: Keep Right on to the End of the Road
Album: The First Knight of the Music Hall
9:06 As I Remember 2’40”
Life Saving Training by Noel Vickridge of Hamilton read by Damon Taylor.
9:09 As I Remember 3’57"
Toy Story – Eva My Doll by Helen O’Neill of Christchurch read by Gail Hedges.
9:15 Artist: Rude Sundae 5’35”
Song: Rob the Drover
Album: Songs of New Zealand
Label: Manu SODE 457
9:21 As I Remember 1’21”
Toy Story – A Big Red Scooter by Roy Walker of Hillsborough, Auckland, read by Duncan Smith
9:23 UNESCO Memory of the World 11’19”
A report on the Christchurch event this week at which the awards of heritage items in the UNESCO Memory of the World scheme were made. Winners comment: Geraldine Warren of Auckland War Memorial Museum (A Korao no New Zealand), Sharon Dell of the Hocken Collections (Marsden Letters) and Karen Neill of Sound Archives (Mobile Unit collection). Dianne McCaskill chair of the Memory of the World New Zealand Trust explains the scheme. Extracts from the Mobile Unit recordings: Arthur Haylock of Akaroa, Mrs Fullarton of Port Chalmers and Susan MacFarlane of Andersons Bay.
9:38 Artist: Tex Morton 5’03”
Song Abdulla Bul-Bul Ameer
Album: 20 Golden Greats – Tex Morton
Label: Festival D25364
9:44 Book of the Week 13’17”
Dairy Nation – the story of dairy farming in New Zealand by Nicola McCloy published by Random House, ISBN 978 1 77553 685 7
Really something of a social history.
9:58 As I Remember
Toy Story – Elizabeth by Jenny Whitlock of Wanganui.