Sounds Historical

Sunday 17 August 2014, with Jim Sullivan

Audio from Sunday 17 August 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

8:09 Today in New Zealand History 4’16”

Kermadecs annexed by New Zealand – 17 August 1887.

8:16 Song: Pokarekarea Ana 2’36”

Artist: Eddie Low and Gary Buck
Composer: Traditional
Album: 45
Label: Joe Brown JB 148          

8:18 Homework

1. Approximately how many men volunteered to join the army during the first week of World War One?
2. Name the mystery voice
3. The hard one - which Labour prime minister worked on a North Otago newspaper?

8:24 The Story of the Palmerston North Operatic Society 1900 -1970 12’32”

Eva Moore and Amos McKegg with memories of their time on the stage and extracts from some shows of the 1960s. 

8.36 Song: The Shanty by the Way 2’49”

Artist: The Sundowners (solo - Jim Delahunty)
Composer: n/s
Album: Shanties by the Way
Label: Little Mermaid                                                                      
Delahunty a Wellington singer, regular at Monde Marie

8:39 J J Marlow recalls some of the highlights of his career. Part 1 5’55”

J J Marlow was one of the country’s best known local body politicians. Born in Middlesex in 1862 he came to Dunedin with his family at the age of 11 and was a cabinet maker. He became mayor of St Kilda.

8:45 Song: Medley (unidentified) 5’38”  

Artist: Jack Thompson (piano)
Composer: various
Album: NZBS programme
Label: n/a                   
                      
8:53 War Report Episode 3 6’41”

Leonard Leary describes joining up and going to Samoa, C A L Treadwell on the keenness of the officer training units. Sidney Johnson on embarking for Samoa. Extracts from contemporary newspapers.

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: Walter Jeffries
Song: Oh, It’s a Lovely War
Composer: Baker
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 1
Label: CD41 486286

9:06 As I Remember 4’33”

Antics at Athol by Allen Little of Levin and read by Gavin McGinley.

9:12 Song: Mururoa (Ooh La La) 3’21”

Artist: Contre-Bande
Composer: Simon Morris
Album: 45
Label: Fontana 6036950  

9:16 Homework

1. Approximately how many men volunteered to join the army during the first week of World War One?
2. Name the mystery voice
3. The hard one - which Labour prime minister worked on a North Otago newspaper?

9:20 An Axeman’s Story 8’56”

Axeman David Bannister talks to Jim Henderson about the early days of woodchopping on the West Coast in the 1900s in an interview with Neville Webber. He talks about the size of the logs and the improvement of the axeman through the generations. He won his first chop when he was 13 years old in 1912 and it took him 23 seconds to chop a foot log. Recalls the axes and their weight and that he wore no uniform. He talks of the “Flying Dutchman” axe. Even though he was young he was “a big tall man” at age 13 and says when World War One began he enlisted and got away, even though he was underage. He was picked out when he got to France to go into the forestry troops and did a lot of chopping there too. He competed against the Canadians who were meant to be the world's best, but he says they were easily beaten. He still has medals for all his chops and recalls his own brother Jim as being the “nicest” axeman to compete against. Recalls some facts about the West Coast in those early days. Recorded in 1967.
    
9: 30 Song: Mayonnaise 3’21”

Artist: Contre-Bande
Composer: Simon Morris
Album: 45
Label: Fontana 6036950                        

9:34 Baden Hacche recalls his experiences as a service car driver on the East Coast from 1918 2’32”

Born in 1900, named Albert Baden but always called Baden he died in 1996. He ran his motoring firm until 1955 when he was bought out by the government. Recorded in 1967.       

9:39 Song: Parihaka 4’07”

Artist: Tim Finn and the Herbs
Composer: Finn
Album: 45
Label: EMI 870                    
1989

9:44 Book of the Week: Changing Times – New Zealand since 1945 by Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow 15’34”

Auckland University Press ISBN 978 1869 407827. Jenny Carlyon opens the discussion commenting on the way things were in 1945.