Audio Curios: Visiting Royals

Bernard Kearns commentates on the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arriving at their hotel in Christchurch and Don Donaldson interviews Mrs Derbyshire in the Square, who has been waiting for hours (1954, NZ Broadcasting Service), and the team from Global Kids discuss how they are going to greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they visit Dunedin (2014, Otago Access Radio).

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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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