Sounds Historical

Sunday 22 February 2015, with Jim Sullivan

Audio from Sunday 22 February 2015

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Sounds Historical Hour One - 22 February 2015 ( 53′ 43″ )

    20:05 Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan is the programme that gives listeners the chance to learn about the colourful,dramatic and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand's past.

  • Sounds Historical Hour Two - 22 February 2015 ( 56′ 38″ )

    21:05 Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan is the programme that gives listeners their chance to learn about the colourful,dramatic and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand's past.

8:07 Intro

Music in tonight’s Sounds Historical features finalists in the 1957 Have a Shot talent quest run by 1ZB Auckland. First prize was £75 ($3,500).

8:09 Artist: The Buccaneers 4’39”

Song: n/s
Composer:
Album:  Sound Archives
Label: n/a                                      

8:15 Today in New Zealand History - February 22 1938 4’27”

Death of historian Thomas Lindsay Buick.

8:21 Artist: David Johnson (Piano accordian) 4’32”

Song: Dance of the Hours
Composer: Ponchielli
Album: Sound Archives
Label: n/a

8:27 Memories from Dan Greaney 13’54”

Recalls the violence in Wellington in 1932 during the worst days of the Depression. Recorded in 1971.

8:42 Artist: Trevor Greaves & Allan Gallagher 4’51"

Song: Strange Little Girl
Composer: n/s
Album: Sound Archives
Label: n/a                                     

8:48 New Zealand a Republic? 4’19”

In March 1994 Prime Minister Jim Bolger was promoting Republicanism for New Zealand, something the present prime minister is not advocating. In this 1994 interview Jim Bolger suggests 2000 would be a good year to shed the monarchy. Linda Rose asked him if a referendum would be needed.                    

8:53 War Report 24 - 22 February 2014 6’37”

Report from the Clutha Leader in which Chaplain Major Grant (who would be killed at Gallipoli) describes the bad liquor being sold to New Zealand troops in Egypt. Three examples of New Zealand versions of popular war time songs sung by Les Cleveland. Nurse Ida Willis describes setting up hospitals in Egypt and a London correspondent tells his New Zealand readers that the New Zealanders are likely to soon be fighting with the Second Army in France. A Whangarei picture theatre advertises pictures of the navy in action and of New Zealand troops in London in the Lord Mayor’s Show.

Music:

Artist: John McCormack
Song: There’s a Long Long Trail A Winding
Composer: King/Elliott
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2

Artist: Les Cleveland
Song: Who’ll Come a Fighting the Kaiser with Me
Composer: Trad
Album: Radio New Zealand

Artist: Les Cleveland
Song: We Are Bill Massey’s Army
Composer: Westcott
Album: Radio New Zealand

Artist: Les Cleveland
Song: Boys of the old Brigade
Composer: McGuigan
Album: Radio New Zealand                            

9:06 As I Remember 3’50”

The Traveller Top by Robert Mann.              

9:12 Artist: Tarawa Sisters 3’09”

Song: Picnic
Composer:
Album: Sound Archives
Label: n/a                                  

9:16 As I Remember 5’23”

The Terminal by Lorna Tolley, read by Prue Langbein.    

9:22 Artist: Leo McCaffrey 4’36”

Song: Cottage by the Lea
Composer:
Album: Sound Archives
Label: n/a        

9:27 Police patrol in 1988 2’03”

In January 1988 there was success in Takapuna with a new police patrol system with Constable Scott Carter on his horse Nightwatchman. Henry Grant reports.       

9:30 Artist: Western Samoans 2’55”

Song: Watcha Know, Joe
Composer: Young
Album: Sound Archives
Label: n/a                                      

9:34 Joan Bolger, wife of National Party leader Jim Bolger 22’00”

In August 1987 Joan Bolger, wife of National Party leader Jim Bolger, talked about her involvement in the campaign, political life and her home life. Following the unsuccessful attempt in 1987, National under Bolger benefited from public concern over Labour’s “Rogernomics” reforms and gained the biggest majority government in New Zealand history in 1990 when Jim Bolger became Prime Minister at the age of 55.