[Battle of Orakau].

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A compilation of three audio cuts.

1. Part of the ceremony unveiling a plaque to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Ōrākau. Dr Pei Te Hurunui Jones comments briefly on the origins of 'Ake, Ake, Ake'. He says Ahumai, the daughter of Paerata, uttered the words when she turned down the British offer for women and children to be allowed to leave the pa. The plaque is unveiled by Major-General L. W. Thornton, who also speaks briefly. Recorded 2 April 1964.

2. Peter Sears, the director of Grasslands Divisions of the DSIR, speaks of the need for increased agricultural production. He says less talk and more action is needed and recommends investing in grassland farming and utilising its economic potential. Recorded in 1963.

3. Long-serving Timaru cinema manager Harry Kennedy recalls early films, the roles of cinema operators, twin projectors, theatre orchestras, the first 'talkies', live shows, quack doctors and his own acting experience from 1910-1960. Recorded in 1964.

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Year 1963

Reference number 157324

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Radio interviews
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits Jones, Pei Te Hurinui (b.1898, d.1976), Speaker/Kaikōrero
Thornton, Leonard Whitmore (b.1916, d.1999), Speaker/Kaikōrero
Sears, Peter, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Kennedy, Harry, Interviewee
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007), Broadcaster

Duration 00:30:24

Date 1963