Sounds Historical

Sunday 27 November 2011, with Jim Sullivan

Audio from Sunday 27 November 2011

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

8:12 Today in New Zealand History

New Zealand's Own Coins, 27 November 1933.

8:15 Dollars and Sense (Derrett)

Rod Derrett LP HMV CSDM 6262

8:21 Barry Devenport first to swim Cook Strait 20 November 1962

8:27 Invercargill's Last Tram

Invercargill had the southernmost tram system in the world, horse trams 1881-1908, electric trams from 26 March 1912 to 10 September 1952. Construction began in January 1911 and lines to Waikiwi and Georgetown opened on 26 March 1912. Later that year two more lines opened, to North Invercargill and South Invercargill; the latter was the southernmost electrified street tram line in the world and ran to Tramway Road.

The network operated as two routes: Route A between Georgetown and Waikiwi and Route B between North and South Invercargill. The Waikiwi line closed in 1947, though a section remained in operation until 1951. The Georgetown route closed on 2 July 1951, but the section to Rugby Park remained open until August 1951. The South Invercargill line closed on 31 May 1952. The last route, to North Invercargill, closed on 10 September 1952.

8:33 Carolina

Creation CD EMI 471058

8:37 Four All Blacks

Cliff Porter, Bunny Abbott, George Nepia and Morrie Dixon recall the old style of rugby tour.

8:47 Sports broadcaster, Peter Sellers, now 90 years old, tells the story of his radio career which began in January 1952

Part one.

9:05 Homework

9:09 As I Remember

The Bob Club by Roy Walker of Auckland, read by David Knowles.

9:16 Bless This House (Brahe)

David McAtamney CD 2'40"

9:20 The hops industry in Nelson Province

A 1960s visit to Riwaka by Jim Henderson and Jim Sullivan catches up with an old time hops family at Upper Moutere in 2011in conversation with Peter Bensemann.

9:41 Up The Wooden Hill to Bedfordshire (Grey)

Vera Lynn CD Decca 715983

9:45 Bookshelf

All Fall Down: Christchurch's Lost Chimneys by Geoff Rice
Canterbury University Press
ISBN 978 1 927145 10 4

9:46 Book of the Week

Christchurch Heritage by Bruce Ansley
Random House
ISBN 978 186979 863 5