8:08 Today in New Zealand History
On 6 September 1903, famous linguist Harold Williams reports from Germany in his new role as Times correspondent.
8:15 Artist: Four and One More and the Zodiac Mellotones
Song: Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
8:18 Memories of a Film Projectionist
Doug Harvey talks to Jonathon Denis about his career in the cinema. Part 2
8:25 Artist: Mavis Rivers
Song: Kiss of Fire
8:29 A New Zealander at the Japanese Surrender 70 Years Ago - 2 September 1945
An unidentified officer on HMNZS Gambia introduces naval Lieutenant I. D. (John) Allingham, who gives an account of the surrender ceremony and signing aboard the US S Missouri. He was an aide for the New Zealand signatory, Air Vice-Marshal Isitt, and witnessed the event at close quarters. He describes American sailors packing every vantage point to watch the historic occasion; he lists the signatories who were present, including 11 Japanese representatives and American General MacArthur. He describes the different uniforms of those present and the exchanging of pens. An air salute passed over the Missouri and then he returned to Gambia.
8:37 Artist: The Big City Six
Song: What is the Thing?
Album: A Night on the Town
8:40 Station T.O.T
A recording of early children's radio session, hosted by two young boys, one called Albert. It features 9 year old violinist Alan Loveday (later an outstanding professional musician). Don Richardson - piano accordion plays Canadian Capers. The T.O.T. Chorus sing a song about Switzerland with yodelling. Xylophone item by John and Elisabeth Tait. The Junior Hillbilly Hotshots with Ragtime Cowboy Joe.
8:52 War Report 52
Poems written home from Gallipoli to his family at Gimmerburn, Maniototo, by Trooper Jack Duncan. Introduced by Adam Macauley and read by Duncan Smith.
Artist: John McCormack
Song: There’s a Long Long Trail A Winding
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309