Audio Curios: Country Cinema in the 1930s

John Kendrick remembers his first job with Country Cinemas in the 1930s (Saturday Morning with Kim Hill, Radio New Zealand, 13 August 2011). He recalls putting out a nitrate fire. John was an ornithologist and recordist of many New Zealand bird calls who passed away in 2013.

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The full interview can be heard here.


This post is part of the Audio Curios series. Radio Collection Developer Gareth Watkins regularly comes across interesting, unique, and sometimes downright puzzling bits of audio during his accessioning work. He’s going to share some of these audio treasures with you in the Audio Curios series, which will be posted here on the Gauge blog frequently during 2015.

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