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A compilation of seven audio cuts.
1. Sounds from space recorded at Jodrell Bank, England. Moon echoes, human voices and Brahms 4th Symphony 'bounced' off the moon, sounds from Sputnik 1 and Lunar 2 and 3. Presented by Dr J.H. Thompson, lecturer in radio astronomy, Manchester University at Jodrell Bank.
2. Tom Pearce, the manager of the All Blacks, speaks at the farewell as they leave for the 1960 tour of South Africa, and commends the decision not to take Māori players. He says the decision was taken by the New Zealand Rugby Union to protect the Māori player and reaffirms the belief that sport and politics should not mix.
3. Interview with All Black captain Wilson Whineray at Whenuapai airport about prospects for the 1960 South Africa tour. This is followed by a short report on protests as the All Blacks leave Whenuapai airport on May 9, 1960. A crowd of 30-40 protestors ran towards the plane as it departed.
5. Broadcaster James Boswell gives an eyewitness account [in studio] about an anti-South Africa All Black tour protest on May 8, 1960 in Auckland. He says the protest was very orderly and restrained. A procession of between three and five thousand people gathered, with groups from Māori, union and womens' groups. They marched six-abreast up Queen Street, lead by Dr Paewai of Northland, a former Māori rugby player. They marched with a large banner which read "No Maoris, No Tour". There was a large proportion of Māori in the protest, and also many children. The crowd who watched them applauded as they passed. They marched up to Myers Park where speeches were held. He says Colonel [Peta] Awatere spoke in sorrow, rather than anger and Frank Haig, an Auckland lawyer moved a motion of protest, which was passed. The crowd then sang "God Save the Queen" before the protest dispersed.
5. A speech by an unidentified male Māori speaker [padre?] about the need to confront the issue of the tour to South Africa. He says the Māori race has paid the price of first-class citizenship and it is a moral issue. He says the memory of those who laid down their life needs to be honoured. The speech was made at an Anzac Day service in Ruatoria.
6. Signals from the Russian Sputnik picked up at Quartz Hill, Wellington, in 1960.
7. The mayor of Wanganui, William James Rogers, speaks in a programme about the Greyhound Bus Company in Wanganui. Includes the history of the company and a description of the procession.
Reference number 147689
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Nonfiction radio programs
Boswell, James, 1906-1971, Speaker/Kaikōrero
ROGERS, W. J., Speaker/Kaikōrero
Whineray, Wilson, 1935-, Interviewee
Pearce, Tom, 1913-1976, Speaker/Kaikōrero
New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster