27 Apr 2006

Insight 1988 - 1990

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

Exploring the pros and cons of celebrating the signing of the Treaty, Insight looks ahead to the year 1990, and back to previous years of historical commemoration. The programme starts with the signature tune of 5ZB, a radio station in a train which travelled throughout New Zealand as part of the Treaty centenary celebrations in 1940. Other events that year such as the centennial exhibition in Wellington also built unity and national pride. 50 years later, the government faces a divided country as it plans the events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Treaty.

(Sound Archives TCDR 7492)