Sounds Historical for Sunday 1 November 2015
8:08 Today in New Zealand History.
1 November 1898, the Old Age Pension becomes law.
8:14 Music Track:
Artist: Mosgiel Intermediate School Choir (1977) (Trevor Yeoman conductor, Netta Wylie piano)
Song: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Label: private LP
8:22 Open Country:
“The House of Peace” written and read by Archdeacon James Young of Nelson. An episode from the 1960s introduced by Jim Henderson.
8:35 Music Track:
Artist: Roslyn Mills Kaikorai Band conductor John Edgecombe
Song: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
Album: Hymns in Brass (a 1968 recording )
Label: Kiwi SLC 60
8:38 Unsuccessful New Zealand Settlements:
Elsie K Morton tells the story of attempts to settle the Kermadec Islands in this 1955 radio talk.
8:53 War Report 60
Reports of films being shown in New Zealand of Turkish troops in action and news of the King being injured while reviewing troops in France. 102-year-old Cora Turnbull of Nelson recalls nursing the wounded in English hospitals and of being present at an early artificial insemination attempt involving an officer and his aristocratic wife.
Artist: John McCormack
Song: There’s a Long Long Trail A Winding
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2 Label: CD41 486309
Label: CD41 486309
Song: Mademoiselle from Armentieres
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD 41 486309
9:05 As I Remember:
The Great Train Adventure of 1946 by Russell Grigg of Witherlea, Blenheim. 4’03”
9:11 “The Old Man at Tunbridge Wells”
Some classic radio humour in a BBC item from the 1950s
9:13 Music Track:
Artist: Les Baxter Orchestra
Song: Theme from The High and the Mighty
Album: 100 Original Hits 1954
Label: EMI 638920
Post Marks The Way We Were – Early New Zealand Postcards, 1897-1922 by Leo Haks, Colleen Dallimore and Alan Jackson Published by Kowhai Media [ISBN-978-0987654663]
High Country Stations of the Mackenzie by Mary Hobbs Published by Potton and Burton [ISBN-978-1927213513]
9:22 Music Track
Artist: Les Cleveland and the D Day Dodgers
Song: Red, White and Blue/The Army in Fiji
Album: The Songs We Sang
Label: Kiwi LA 3
9:29 Book of the Week:
Pacific Star 3NZ Division in the South Pacific in World War II by Reg Newell.Published by Exisle Publishing [ISBN-978-1927187838]
9:31 Messages home from New Zealand troops in the South Pacific:
Greetings from 3 Division units on Guadalcanal:-Vic Sampson calls Herriesville, Te Aroha, Joe Calhoun calls Glen Eden, Auckland, George Wylie calls Tawa Flat, Wellington, Len Rumble calls Tariki, Taranaki, Walter Mitchell calls Patumahoe, Auckland, Lew Mears calls Pine Hill, Dunedin, Bill Gibbons calls Kelburn, Wellington, Ray 'Buck Yates calls Napier, Steve Burns calls Napier and Twyford amd Eric Farrell calls Te Awamutu.
9:29 Music Track:
An archival recording of the 37 Battalion Pipe Band