Sounds Historical for Sunday 20 December 2015
8:09 Today in New Zealand History.
First South Island Mission, 20 December 1840.
8:14 Music Track: The Kerry Dance
Artist: Peter Dawson
Album: A Song For You and Me
Label: ASV CD AJA 5431
8:18 The First NZBC Archivist
In 1978 the first archivist employed by the New Zealand Broadcasting Service, Asquith Thomson, retired after 25 years in the job. In this retirement interview he talks to Elizabeth Spratt about his work.
8:31 Music Track: SH-Boom
Artist: Stan Freberg
Album: 1000 Original Hits 1954
8:37 From the Back Country
Elaine Low talks about Christmas at Ohope in the 1950s.
8:52 War Report 67
Four veterans recall the evacuation of troops from Gallipoli during December 1915. William Meldrum, Sgt Walter Cobb; Doug Dibley and an unidentified man.
Music Track: There’s a Long Long Trail A Winding
Artist: John McCormack
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309
8:58: Music Track : Lucky Me
Artist: Radio New Zealand Studio Orchestra
Album: Orchestral Gold
Label: Tartar TRL 005
9:05 As I Remember.
Graham Stewart, then a Weekly News and New Zealand Herald photographer, talks to Rob Webb about being sent to Tangiwai to cover the disaster on 24 December 1953
9:16 Seeking Father Christmas.
A New Zealand at Large programme from 1995 in which Jim Sullivan talks about writing to Santa Claus and going to the Dunedin mail room handling the letters to Santa. He talks to Morgan Thompson in the mailroom. He also looks into the more modern methods used to request Christmas presents from Santa but reverts to the old-fashioned personal visit
9:26 Music Track: They Can’t Take that Away From Me
Artist: Murray Tanner
Album: A Night on the Town
9:30 The Wedding Dance
An Open Country story from 1964 written and narrated by Asquith Thomson.
9:44 Music Track: My Old Flame
Artist: Spike Jones and his City Slickers
Album: Spike Jones: Greatest Hits
9:48 More on Sound Archives
This time an extract from an interview with Radio New Zealand Chief Archivist Jim Sullivan who discusses with Robin Harrison of 3ZB the role and future of sound archives and plays an extract from “Dad and Dave”.