[Personalities in parliament 1854 - 1900].
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A compilation of two audio cuts.
1. Former M.P. and government minister, F. M. B. Fisher remembers early members of New Zealand's Parliament. He grew up living next door to Parliament. his father was Mayor of Wellington and many M.P.s often visited. His memories go back to 1884 with William Thomas Loch Travers, an M.P. who had lead an adventurous life, prior to entering politics in Nelson and then in Wellington.
He then recalls Sir Francis Dillon Bell, who was also Speaker of the House and a member of the Legislative Council and also his son, of the same name. Three generations of the family entered Parliament.
Sir Maurice O'Rorke, Sir Robert Stout, the Honourable E. C. J. Stevens, Sir Harry Atkinson and Sir John MacKenzie.
2. Sound effects including cows mooing, shepherds pipes and sheeps bells, enthusiastic sports crowds and announcers, a brief Māori [haka] performance, felling of a tree, a flight take-off, yodelling, marching and sirens.
Reference number 148530
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Radio talk shows
Nonfiction radio programs
New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster
Fisher, F. M. B. (Francis Marion Bates), 1877-1960, Speaker/Kaikōrero