Canterbury roundabout. 1951-08-16. No. 3.

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This edition of Canterbury Roundabout by station 3YA, Christchurch, features the Lyttelton to Wellington inter-island ferry service, focusing on the steamer Hinemoa.

It includes recordings made on board the Hinemoa at Lyttelton. It was specially-built in Britain for the ferry service, the first passenger vessel built in Britain after the end of World War II.

A description of departure from Lyttelton with the ship's master doing his own piloting. Captain Johnson is interviewed about the voyage: speeds, times and conditions.

Chief Officer Robertson is interviewed about the large amount of cargo the ferry also carries, including live animals. the lifeboats and other safety features of the vessel are described.

Radio Officer Mr Heather is interviewed about how it is possible to make phone calls from the ship. Calls are relayed through the Chief Post office exchange in Stout Street in Wellington.

Ship's Purser Mr Miller is responsible for the welfare of the passengers. He describes his work.

Chief Engineer Mr Sisson talks about the ship's steam engines.

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Year 1951

Reference number 158998

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
3YA (Radio station : Christchurch, N.Z.), Broadcaster

Duration 00:47:07

Date 16 Aug 1951

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