Sounds Historical

Sunday 19 October 2014, with Jim Sullivan

Audio from Sunday 19 October 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

8:09 Today In New Zealand History 4’04”

On 19 October 1899 Labour Day became an official holiday.

8:14 Song: The Sweater 1’21”

Artist: Barbie Colquhoun
Composer:  
Album: Song of a Young Country
Label: Kiwi SLC 101/102                         

Who robs the young girl of her right
by work that takes her day and night
to earn her poor starvation mite?
The sweater.

Who is it that will cheat and lie
and every cunning trick will try
his greed of gain to satisfy?
The sweater.

8:18 Homework

1. The name of which New Zealand town commemorates a Danish princess?
2. Mystery voice.
3. Who wrote the scripts for a famous BBC comedy show which was one of the highlights of 1940s radio, well known for its catch phrases?

8:21 The Scandinavians 11’30”

Ian Cameron of Mauriceville shares his knowledge of the Scandinavian settlements around Eketahuna in an interview with Philip Liner in 1893. In this discussion Ian Cameron describes the reasons why the immigrants came.

8:35 Song: Poi Poi Twist 2’30”

Artist: Rim D Paul and the Quin Tikis
Composer: n/s
Album: Kick up Your Heels
Label: Zodiac promokick CD nz                   

8:37 Return of HMNZS Hawea in 1952 - Part 2 6’42”   

Return to Auckland of HMNZS Hawea from service with the United Nations during the Korean war on 8 March, 1952. Part two. The ship had had spent 272 days at sea, steamed 55,000 miles, and fired 21,000 rounds of ammunition. These recordings of NZBS broadcasts were made by Brian Johnson on a tape recorder he had bought in Japan as they were broadcast on a speaker on board the ship. The NZBS may not have recorded this broadcast as no other version of the recording has been found. Some of the crew who are being reunited with their families are then invited to say a few words: Leading Steward Mertz [?]; Able Seaman McTeague who is seeing his baby daughter for the first time; Leading Seaman Brian Johnson of Napier explains how mail reached the ship; Stoker Mechanic Charles Watkins of Christchurch; Signalman Val Robertson of Petone.

8:47 Song: Bert Pither’s Dream 4’10”

Artist: Phil Garland
Composer: Phil Garland
Album: Damper, Duff and Doughboys
Label: Kiwi SLC 275     

8:53 War Report Episode 12 6’40”

Ena Ryan describes excitement of main Draft leaving and General Sir Andrew Russell describes the attitude of the men. Newspaper report of some soldiers not letting authorities know of the need to send money to their families.
 
Music – extracts from: 

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: Murray Johnson
Song: Pack Up Your Trouble in Your Old Kit Bag
Composer: n/s
Album: Songs of World war 1    
Label: Go entertainment 557331                         

9:06 As I Remember 1’50”

A Yarn for Half a Crown by Roy Walker of Auckland read by Colin Feslier.                                     

9:08 As I Remember 1’54”

Nurse Charlotte Le Gallais writes to Sonnie (the man she would later marry) as she leaves on the hospital ship Maheno for Egypt. Read by Sandy Powell.                                               

9:11 Song: Medley: Pa Mai/Wimoweh/I Must have Been a Beautiful Baby 4’00”

Artist: Howard Morrison Quartet (recorded 1962)
Composer: Various
Album: The Very Best of the Howard Morrison Quartet
Label: EMI 7243 5968442 0                           

9:16 Homework

1. The name of which New Zealand town commemorates a Danish princess?
2. Mystery voice.
3. Who wrote the scripts for a famous BBC comedy show which was one of the highlights of 1940s radio, well known for its catch phrases?

9:18 Audiences were Mixed? Part 1 19’10”
A narrator (Selwyn Toogood) tells the story of a small concert group touring Wairarapa in the 1910s and introduces various singers and musical items. Recorded 17 Sep 1950. Selwyn Toogood describes a concert by Gretta Williams, Zita Outtrim, Kate Jourdain and John Thompson at Carterton and their visit to a large sheep station.    

9:39 The first radio link between New Zealand and England 19’46”

The first radio link between New Zealand and England took place 90 years ago yesterday and last night it was re-enacted. In 1964 at the time of the 40th anniversary Frank and Brenda Bell recalled the 1924 event which Frank Bell orchestrated from their home in Shag Valley, East Otago. His sister Brenda recalls the historic occasion from her home. The recording was made at Shag Valley to mark the 40th anniversary between Frank and Cecil Goyder of London. Allan Frame and Clive Liddell also recall the event. Then Martin Balch reports from the vents at Shag Valley Station on 18 October 2014. He talks to Mike ZL4OL from Dunedin, Dave Mulder, ZL4DK and Mike Mather ZL2CC from Gisborne. Frank Bells great-grandchildren Henry and Lucy re-create the 1924 event by talking to children at Mill Hill School, London.