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8:09 Today in New Zealand History

Death of Sir George Grey, 20 September 1898. 4'07"

8:14 Artist: The Duplicats with Johnny Thomson

Song: Get Out Those Old Records
Composer: Lombardo/Leob
Album: How High the Moon
Label: Stebbing Zodiac 2'38"

8:18 An extract from a 1960s episode of the Jack Maybury Quiz Show 'Scoop the Pool'

George Hawker of Christchurch and eight-year-old Keith Stewart of Paeroa win big prizes. 15'34"

8:34 Artist: Cole Wilson and the Tumbleweeds (1950)

Song: Maple on the Hill
Composer: Locklin
Album: Godzone Country
Label: Sony 2'28"

8:37 From the Back Country with Jack Perkins

A 1994 interview with Dr Roger Lentle, "Doctor-Hunter". 9'56"'

8:48 Artist: Frazer Daly

Song: Mister and Mississippi
Composer: Gordon
Album: 78
Label: Tanza Z105 2'54"

8:53 War Report 54

Doug Dibley recalls volunteering to help in troop camp hospitals but ending up being shipped to Gallipoli as a stretcher bearer. Reports from "The Press" giving details of the background of those men killed in August when more than 400 New Zealanders died at Gallipoli.


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: It's a Long Way to Tipperary
Composer: n/s
Album: Oh, It's a Lovely War Vol 1
Label: CD41 486286 6'54"

9:04 As I Remember

The Far End of the Farm by the late Daphne Blackshaw, sent in by her sister Colleen. Read by Sandy Powell. 4'40"

9:10 Artist: Esme Stephens and Julian Lee

Song: Goodbye Sweetheart
Composer: n/s
Album: How High the Moon
Label: Stebbing Zodiac 3'06"

9:15 A New Zealander in Nazareth

Dr William Bathgate tells of his medical missionary work in Nazareth Recorded in 1941 when the broadcasting Mobile Unit was with the New Zealand troops in the region. 7'15"

9:24 Artist: Colin Wood (baritone)

Song: I Travel the Road
Composer: Thayer
Album: private recording
Label: 4'01"

On 1YA in 1930s. Served with air force in World War Two - recordings restored by Terrence O'Neill-Joyce many years later.

9:30 The Search for U308

This production was written and produced by Roy Woodward and recorded in the Greymouth Studios of the New Zealand Broadcasting Service in 1957. Frederick Cassin and Charles Jacobsen tell of their accidental discovery of traces of the uranium element, U308, they found near Berlins, in the Buller Gorge, on the West Coast of the South Island. Dr Eric Marsden of the Dominion Laboratory describes the properties of uranium.

There are recordings, made at the site of the find, with people employed by the Mines Department, Geologist Alan Beck, Tasman MacKey (who also demonstrates the Geiger counter in action) and Don Bullen. 27'57"