1 Nov 2017

Sound Archives: Fireworks displays

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:40 pm on 1 November 2017

With Guy Fawkes Night approaching, big public fireworks displays are planned this weekend for most of the main centres, but back in post-war New Zealand, this sort of show was a real novelty. Recordings held in the sound archives of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision tell us about the "greatest pyrotechnic display in the Southern Hemisphere" which was held in Dunedin to mark the 1948 Otago Centennial.

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