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8:07     Intro

8:08     Today in New Zealand History. 

Influenza epidemic regulations take effect  8 November 1918.                                                                                                                               

8:14     Artist: Phil Garland

Song: The Boys of the Track

Composer: Charles/Garland

Album: How Are You, Mate/

Label; Kiwi CD SLC 212                                                                                       

8:18     A H Reed (Sir Alfred) with his earliest recollections and some reflections on memory.

Recorded in 1953.                                                                                            

8:30     Artist: Inia Te Wiata

Song: Waiata Poi

Composer: Alfred Hill

Album: Home Little Maori Home

Label: HMV 45 7EGM 6040                                                                                     

8:34     This is New Zealand – an episode from the 1960s series presented by Jim Henderson.

Stories from Nelson and Golden Bay.                                                                      

8:48   The children’s session from the 2ZB breakfast show in the 1950s with Maurice Hawken                                                                                                                                         

8:53     War Report 61

The “musical” war.

Bert Read, who emigrated to New Zealand, recalls his English boyhood and joining up. He sings some of the songs popular during World War One. The gramophone was a popular possession during the war and records of “British troops in action” (actually studio reconstructions were released. A sample is played, revealing the “Boys Own Paper” approach to war and disregarding the casualties and carnage.


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: Kate Moore

Song: Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy (1913)

Composer: C.W. Murphy & Worton David Rodgers

Album: Oh, It's a Lovely War

Label CD41 486309

9:00     News

9:05     As I Remember:  

Woodwork by Neville Martin of Wellington who wrote a collection of memories “Playing Against the Wind” which we featured a few years ago.                   

9:10     Artist: The Maritime Crew (Lew Black, lead vocal)

Song: Auckland to the Bluff

Composer:  n/s

Album: Auckland to the Bluff

Label: Manu 2016                                                                                                    

9:15     In China over 100 Years Ago.

In this extract from a 1990 interview E G Cousins talks to Alwyn Owen about his boyhood in China around 1900.                                      

9:37     Artist: Choir of St George’s Church Thames

Songs: God So Loved the World: So Fierce Raged the Tempest.    

From Mobile Unit, Sound Archives                                                                       

9:43     Book of the Week

Historic Churches by Linda Burgess and Robert Burgess.

Published by Penguin  ISBN 978 1775 537335

Includes a hymn sung in 1940s by Choir of St John’s Church, Te Awamutu.

Linda Burgess talks about her favourite historic churches. .                                              

9:58     Outro