18 Jan 2019

Jock Phillips

From Summer Times, 9:35 am on 18 January 2019

Just before starting this summer show we found out about a project by the historian and writer Jock Phillips. He's writing a book about the social history of New Zealand, embodied in 100 objects. We thought it'd be interesting to get our listeners' thoughts on what some of them could be, so we put out the call and the response was overwhelming.

Over the past few weeks hundreds of listeners have gotten in touch with suggestions ranging from the Treaty of Waitangi, to the Swanndri jacket, to wood burners, cream cans, bicycles, diaries and dog biscuits!

Jock Phillips joins us to discuss the list. 

The flagstaff marks the spot where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on 6 February 1840.

The flagstaff marks the spot where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on 6 February 1840. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

 

HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND IN 100 OBJECTS.

TOP 10 AS SUGGESTED BY SUMMERTIMES LISTENERS:


TE TIRITI O WAITANGI TREATY OF WAITANGI

SUFFRATTES' PETITION

THERMETTE

MEAT/FOOD SAFES

HALF G..half gallon jar

COAL RANGE/WOOD STOVE

COPPER LAUNDRY (a large copper container in a concrete stand over a fire in the wash house for boiling sheets and large items of linen as a way of washing then.)

KEROSENE CAN

MILK/CREAM SEPARATOR


NEW TO the list from yesterday and today

POI The Poi. An introduction to Māori culture for many Primary Students. The sight and sound of the poi in the hands of both beginners or experts is really an experience. 
single cylinder water cooled two stroke engine 
Redband gumboots; 
Edmund Hillary's blue & white homemade sunhat worn on Everest


Alison -the PRIMUS a single burner for putting a pot on, long before the gas ones we have
now. My dad got up at 6.00 and lit the coal range, and while he was waiting for
it to get going and hot, he cooked the porridge on the Primus so that breakfast
was ready for us all. The Primus was an essential item. Cheers Alison 
BICYCLES - a freedom machine that delivers fun and mobility. The most democratic form of transport. 
THE portrait of the Queen that used to hang in every NZ classroom and so many other places.
All Blacks


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NEW TO MENTION
POI The Poi. An introduction to Māori culture for many Primary Students. Quite unique to New Zealand. The sight and sound of the poi in the hands of both beginners or experts is really an experience. HENRY HOLLIS

Redband gumboots; 
Edmund Hillary's blue & white
homemade sunhat worn on Everest
HYPODERMIC SYRINGE
SUNLIGHT SOAP HOLDER
Alison -the PRIMUS a single burner for putting a pot on, long before the gas ones we have
now. My dad got up at 6.00 and lit the coal range, and while he was waiting for
it to get going and hot, he cooked the porridge on the Primus so that breakfast
was ready for us all. The Primus was an essential item. Cheers Alison 
BICYCLES - a freedom machine that delivers fun and mobility. The most democratic form of transport. 
Take your pick: Raleigh 20, Loline, BMX, Healing 10 speed, or the beloved mountain bike. 

EDMUNDS COOKBOOK
AUNT DAISY'S COOKBOOK
THE HAMILTON JET
ANCHOR STONES
THE WIRE STRAINER
THE WRINGER WASHING MACHINE
RUA KŪMARA / STORAGE PITS
THE GINGER GEM IRON
THE LONGDROP
MASSEY  FERGUSON TRACTOR
POTATO PEELER (metal bladed)
WOOL BALE STENCIL
CHOCOLATE FISH

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:

10 GALLON DRUM SMOKER

1080 PELLET

1893 WOMENS' SUFFRAGE PETITION

ALISON HOLST'S KITCHEN DIARY COLLECTION & ALISON HOLST'S DOLLARS & SENSE COOKBOOKS

AGEE PRESERVING JAR
 
AGITATOR WASHING MACHINE

ALL BLACKS

ANCHOR STONES ( At the Mokai marae urupa the anchor stone from the Mataatua(I think)waka is
kept on a plinth. Surely this taonga from the migration is worthy of your 100
objects.  Paul Bicknell )

ANSON BOOTS

ARMY HUTS

AUNT DAISY'S COOK BOOK

AXE

THE BALLINGER BELT (NZ's oldest sporting trophy for long range target shooting at Trentham upper hutt 1861 

BANJO CARRIER

BASALT TOKI

BASE ISOLATOR ( the base isolator technology - Pretty apposite for NZ and invented by a NZer Bill Robinson -
Beth)

BEAN SLICER

BERRY FRUIT ICE CREAM

BILLY/GUMBOOT TEA

BINOCULARS (jACOU: An old pair of binoculars is sitting on my book shelf, in the center of my home.
I have been living in NZ since 1992, but  came from France as a tourist in 1989. I arrived in Chch where I stayed in a hotel near the Art Center. The next day, I went roaming and found these old binoculars, in a second hand shop behind the cathedral.  I didn't want to miss anything, especially nature and the sight of birds, which I love dearly.
The shop was distroyed by the earthquake and I will never forget the old man who sold it to me for $10...They have been with me on many treks and I still use them today for spying birds...They represent my arrival in NZ and my love for this country. . My son is under strict orders to keep them when I am gone) .


BLANKETS (TO REPRESENT REFUGEES)

BRAILLE NOTE

BRITTEN MOTORBIKE

BULLOCK HIDE SCHOOL SATCHEL could be worn over theshoulder or if you put it round your waist and then flipped the bag over your head onto your back you got a better distribution of weight! Careful not to leave a banana peel inside and write your address complete with NZ, the World, The Universe! Claire )

BUNGY

BUTTERFLIES ON HOUSES 

CANE CLOTHES BASKET

CANVAS TENTS (white and green often 9ft x 9ft with an extension. Our family of 5 travelled throughout NZ in
the 1950's & 60's camping in AA camps plus others. We had wooden  stretchers, wooden table & stools metal food safe, Tilley Lamp etc We actually still have my parents 2nd 9x9 tent,
not used now though. Marg 

CHARCOAL BARBEQUE

CHOCOLATE FISH

CLYDESDALE HORSE

COAL - LUMP

COAL RANGE/WOOD STOVE

COFFEE CUP HOLDER

CORRUGATED IRON SHEETING

CREAM CAN

CRINKLED HAIRPIN ( Invercargill inventer ... A great story behind it all ) 

CROWN LYNN CHINA

DARNING EGG

DENTAL PEDAL  DRILL (to acknowledge the school dental service).

EARTHERNWARE / POTTERY POTS FOR PRESERVING EGGS

EDMUND HILLARY'S BLUE & WHITE HOMEMADE SUNHAT (worn on Everest)

EDMONDS COOK BOOK AND BAKING POWDER

EXPOZAY SWIMWEAR

FAIRY DOWN EVEREST SLEEPING BAG

FIGHT RACISM BADGE (1980S)

FLOUR BAG : ALSO SEE SUGAR BAG  (my mother converted them into tea towels, backed hessian (sugar bag) oven cloths and stored all sorts of domestic items in them.  They were used for the collection of shell fish, carriage of fish caught, corn cobs and kumera from the garden.  We used them to learn embroidery and sewing at primary school, and Mum used to cut down my father's old garberdine trousers to make flour bag lined short pants for my little brother)

FRYING PAN (HEAVY BASED) 

GEORGE III CORONATION MEDALET GIFTED TO A RANGATIRA BY JAMES COOK ON THE ENDEAVOUR (in Gisborne Arts Centre

GINGER GEM IRON

GLASS PLATE PHOTOGRAPHS ( of newmarket people as farmers)

GOLD PAN

GRIFFENS SAMPLER BOX OF BISCUITS

GUMBOOTS (REDBAND)

GUM DIGGING EQUIPMENT - The Skelton Spade and The Gum Spear. 

HALF G/BEER FLAGON

HAMILTON JET BOAT

HANGI PITS AT WAIROA BAR

HARAKEKE

HEALING HMX 500 OR HMX 600 BICYCLE. 

HEI TIKI

HERRINGBONE MILKING SHED 

HINAKE 

HOME SPUN KNITTED JERSEY

HYDATIDS DOSING STRIPS. (When I was growing up in the '60s these concrete strips were everywhere, I think every council had at least one. When my family moved to London in the early '70s and got a dog, the vet got very confused when I asked where to take her for hydatids dosing. He had to look it up in a book and told me that there is no hydatids in Britain.
While I don't know when hydatids dosing started or ended, when I was a child regular dosing of dogs was a way of life.
Sandra)

HYPODERMIC SYRINGE invented by a Kiwi

ICE BOXES (1940S/1950S)

INSTANT COFFEE (invented in NZ)

IVAN MAUGER'S GOLD BIKE (in the Canterbury Museum)

IRON LUNG

JELLYTIP ICECREAMS

KAHU KURI

KAITAIA LINTEL (Auckland museum)

KAURI TOBACCO TINS

KEROSENE CAN

KEROSENE HEATER

KETE

LEE ENFIELD RIFLE

LAUNDRY COPPER

LEAD HEAD NAIL

LEDGER KITTY'S STORY:  My aunt and I took our great great grandmothers ledger to the HOCKEN library in Dunedin. She was Mere Te Kaehe, daughter of Cheif Karetai who signed the Treaty on our pā harakeke-Pukekura (Otago Peninsula Headland) The ledger is bilingual and tells the story of Life at the time of amazing change. Waiata and karakia,mix with recipes and stock lists. Mere would have been one of the first around here to read and write, a native speaker of Te Reo who was learning fast how to operate in a new tongue. It's a beauty old book)

LIFETIME DRIVERS' LICENCE  ("lifetime"driver's licences. Reminds us not to trust political promises).  

LONGDROP

MANUAL EGG BEATER

MANUKA CAUSEWAY, DUNEDIN (In construction of the Wall Street Mall complex in George Street (linking the former Penroses department store building to the Golden Centre and Meridian shopping complexes), a manuka causeway was discovered that is thought could date from as early as the late 1840s or the 1850s. Looking at the remains of the causeway, we can get some sense of the challenging conditions facing the early Dunedin residents., Sandra)

MAORI CANOE BAILER 

MASSEY FERGUSON TRACTOR

MEAT PIE

MEAT /FOOD SAFE

METAL MINCER 

MICHAEL JOSEPH SAVAGE PHOTO (that hung over so may fireplaces after 1935)

MILK BOTTLE

MILK BOTTLE PLASTIC COATED METAL CARRIER

MILK MACHINE (patented in 1918 by Norman Daysh) 

MILK TOKEN

MILK/CREAM SEPARATOR (HAND DRIVEN) AND CREAM CAN

MIREK SMISEK MUG/POT

MOA-HUNTER REEL NECKLACE FROM WAIRAU BAR 

MOCCASINS )slippers for shearers and workers in the shearing shed made from sacking used for wool bales and twine - the making of these was an art. Ewen Coleman)

MOONSHINE/OLD HOKONUI WHISKY

MOUNTAIN MULE PACK

MUSLIN BAGS

NO. 8 FENCING WIRE

NUCLEAR FREE NZ BADGE (1980S)

OPTIMUM WHITE SPIRITS STOVE 

OSCAR COBERGERS SKIS

OUTRIGGER CANOE

PAUA ASHTRAY

PICK & SHOVEL

PIKAU / SUPERPHOSPHATE SACKS

PIKELET GRIDDLE ( A cast-iron pikelet griddle would probably make my list of memorabilia - my mum made us pikelets every day when we got home from school. There was 11 children
in my family & at one stage 9 of us were getting on the school bus. We had to walk the mile or so home from the bus so the pikelets with home made jam was a good filler for a bunch of famished kids.

PINUS RADIATA

PLOUGH

PLUNKET BOOK

POI

POTATO PEELER (metal bladed)

POWELL BRISTOL POT (unearthed by Robin)

PRESERVING PAN

PRIMUS SINGLE BURNER

PUSH MOWER

QUEEN'S PORTRAIT (that used to hang in every NZ classroom)

RABBIT PROOF FENCE

RACE BOOK

RAILWAYS CUPS & SAUCERS

RANFURLY SHIELD

RANGIORA LEAVES - BUSHMAN'S TOILET PAPER  

RATION BOOK

RAWLEIGH'S OINTMENT

RECKITTS BLUE BAGS that you used in washing to make whites whiter?

REKOHU DENDROGLYPHS

RIFLES
 (cut down 303 rifle as used by generations of hunters in NZ)
(the heavily wooded .303 SMLE rifle used by nz soldiers in both world wars and later cut down to become the primary utility and sporting rifle throughout the country)

ROCKET LAUNCHER (The South Canterbury Museum has a lifesaving rocket launcher)

ROPE HOOKS

ROTARY CLOTHES LINE

ROTARY DIAL TELEPHONE

RUA KŪMARA / STORAGE PITS

SCHOOL LEATHER STRAP

SCHOOL SAVINGS BANGS (School Savings Bank scheme (1934)

SHOVEL

SINGLE CYLINDER WATER COOLED TWO STROKE ENGINE 

SIDE OF BEEF OR LAMB IN THE FREEZER

SLASHER

SMARTPHONES

THE SQUARE MOUTH SHOVEL: for removing cow poos from the milking shed yards, before sluicing with buckets of water (if we returned to that method we would not have the pollution issues we do now with run off from field mounted hose dispensing systems, hugely wasteful of water, as well as polluting ground water). 

SODA SYPHON BOTTLES

SOLDIERS DIARIES (Soldier's Diary of my husband's uncle, Arthur Chapman. He was sent to
WW1 (or may have volunteered) in 1918, from the family farm in Tariki, Taranaki.He suffered terrible seasickness, was admitted to hospital on arrival in England, caught Spanish flu and died August 1918. We have visited his war grave in Plymouth. Sadly, he got married just before he left, so left a young widow,but no children. It's a small book, written in pencil, but it's very dear to us).

STEAM BOXES  (that you find at Whakarewarewa and Ohinemutu.  It would reflect our bicultural history, and also tell a great deal about the tourism industry in Rotorua)


STUDENT DUFFEL COAT (1970S)

SUGAR BAGS (My mum would talk about making clothes out of sugar bags during the depression in the King Country) 

SUFFRATTES' PETITION

SUNBEAM MIXMASTER CAKE MIXER

SUNLIGHT SOAP WIRE CAGES

SWANDRI JACKET

TAIT COMMUNICATIONS 2 WAY RADIOS

TATA MAORI CANOE BAILER  

TE KAKA, the National Flag of 1834

TE PUKE ORBIT FRUIT GRADER 

TE TIRITI O WAITANGI TREATY OF WAITANGI

TELEPHONE BOARD FROM TELEPHONE EXCHANGE

THE ADVENTURES OF HUTU AND KAWA (children's book by Avis Acre)

THERMETTE

TILLY (KEROSENE) LANTERN

TIMBERJACK

TINNY

TIP TOP TRUMPET

TOASTIE PIE MAKER

TOBACCO STICKS (A bundle of Manuka "tobacco sticks". Motueka and the upper South Island was built on the tobacco industry

TOMATO SHAPED TOMATO SAUCE CONTAINERS

TREADLE SEWING MACHINE

TREE HUTS

TUTANEKAI'S FLUTE

TUX DOG BISCUITS

TWIN CONCRETE TUBS

WAKA ANCHOR STONES

WALL MOUNTED LEAF TEA DISPENSER:( 1 turn of handle for the pot, 1 each for the number of cups to serve).

WASH BOARD (WOODEN) a piece of wood with groves for washing shirts with a piece of sunlight soap - also often used as an instrument in a skiffle band at country dances EWAN COLEMAN

WIRE STRAINER

WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION (WCTU) WHITE RIBBON- 

WOODEN BUTTER PATS

WOODEN WASH BOARDS

WOOL HAND PRESSES

WOOL SHEARING HAND PIECES

WOOD SHED

WOOL BALE STENCIL

WOOL FADGE

WORLD WAR ONE CERTIFICAL OF SERVICES IN THE NEW ZEALAND EXEDITIONARY FORCES (from Christine who says :I am pleased to be kaitiaki of my grandfather's Great War 1914-1918 Certificate of Services in the new Zealand Expeditionary Forces (2 years 273 days)

WRINGER WASHING MACHINE