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8:09 Today in New Zealand History 4’37”

On 19 April 1893 the Crown bought the Cheviot estate in north Canterbury.

8:15 Artist: Anne and Jimmy Murphy 1’26"

Song: Very Few Heartaches and Very Few Tears
Composer: n/s
Album: Polite Company
Label: Zodiac

8:17 Homework

Three mystery voices.

8:17 Old Bill's Story (part five - final) 13’35”

Read by Lance McCaskill, recorded in 1956. This story was told by an old drover to Bill Blackadder of Springs Junction who dictated it for recording by the NZBS. It tells of an 1876 cattle driving trip.     

8:33 Artist: Phil Powers 2’58”

Song: White City
Composer: Powers
Album: White City
Label: Clifton Hill                                 

8:37 Hillside Yarns 16’33”

Stories from the once-thriving Hillside Railway Workshops in Dunedin. Memories recorded in 1984 from long time employees, Bill Burns, Geoff Miles, Albie Watson, Gordon Kitto and Norm Peacock. Among other topics they talk about night school and apprenticeships and characters in the early days at Hillside.    

8:53 War Report Episode 32 6’18”

Jim Warner recalls the enthusiasm for joining up in early 1915 and the lack of knowledge among young men of what was actually happening overseas. A New Zealand soldier’s poem about the flies. Story of a presentation to Dunedin nurses leaving for overseas.

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: John McCormack
Song: Send Me Away with a Smile
Composer: Louis Weslyn and Alfred Piantidosi.
Album: Songs of World War One
Label: Geoentertainment 557331

9:07 As I Remember 4’47”

All the Fun of the Flicks by Lynette Elphick of Blaketown, Greymouth, read by Maggie Hedge.  

9:13 Artist: Bill and Boyd 2’02” 

Song: Edelweiss
Composer: Rogers
Album: Polite Company
Label: Zodiac                                      

9:16 Homework

Three mystery voices

9:16 Clarke Isaacs remembers 28’34”

Clarke Isaacs, who retired earlier this month after 45 years as radio critic (the last in the country) for the Otago Daily Times, recalls in conversation with Jim Sullivan his lifetime of radio listening and shares some examples of programmes he remembers most strongly. 

9:38 Artist Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch

Song: The Proposal
Composer: Askey/Murdoch
Album: 78
Label: HMV C 3173                            

9:45 Book of the Week 13’48”

The Anzacs – An Inside View of New Zealanders at Gallipoli by Shaun Higgins and Damien Fenton. Shaun Higgins describes the collection of World War One photographs at the Auckland War Memorial Museum from which items were chosen for this publication. Penguin ISBN 9780143 572336                         .