[Farewell to J. H. Schroder].

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A compilation of four audio cuts.

1. Farewell to the New Zealand Broadcasting Service Director General, J. H. E. Schroder. Includes speeches by J. H. "Bert" Hall and Mr Schroder himself. Recorded December 14, 1961.

2. The Corporation Ball of the New Zealand Broadcasting Service, celebrating the changeover to the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation on 31 March 1962. Includes talks by Frederick Llewellyn and Arthur Kinsella.

3. Bill Carse recalls the early days at Brunner on the West Coast. He remembers the brickworks and the items it produced. He worked there when he left school, and recalls the poor wages and conditions. There was also a coke works at Brunner. He remembers the maritime workers strike of 1890, which the Brunner miners supported. Special constables were sworn in to break the strike, and 'free labourers' who were inexperienced miners, were brought in. He saw figures of anti-unionists being burnt in effigy at Wallsend. He was at school when the Brunner Mine disaster happened in 1896 - at the time he lived in Dobson, and six local men were killed. The funeral was something that will live in his memory forever. The funeral procession was twelve people abreast, and was two miles long. He says a large amount of money was donated from all over New Zealand for the families of the dead men. Recorded in 1962.

4. Actress Vivien Leigh is interviewed during a New Zealand visit. She mentions Shakespearean plays, and the film "A Streetcar Named Desire". Recorded 25 January 1962.

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Reference number 151055

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Radio actualities
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Llewellyn, Frederick John, 1915-1988, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Hall, John Herbert, 1897-1975, Speaker/Kaikōrero
SCHRODER, J. H. E., Speaker/Kaikōrero
Kinsella, A. E. (Arthur Ellis), 1918-2004, Speaker/Kaikōrero
CARSE, Bill, Interviewee
Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967, Interviewee
New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster

Duration 00:29:35

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