Radio digest. No. 39. Parts 1 and 3.
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Part 1: Introduction, immigration from the Netherlands, poetry school at the Victoria University College,
A group of 95 new migrants from the Netherlands is due to arrive in New Zealand next week. The Agricultural Attache from the Netherlands, Mr H. De Bruin, talks about the new arrivals. Nearly 300 have settled here since February 1949. He explains over-population is the main reason why they are leaving Holland and well-paying jobs or farms to come here, or to Australia and Canada. For New Zealand, preference is being given to those from a rural farming background.
He says the migrants have been welcomed and made to feel at home by New Zealanders and he thanks those who are helping the Dutch people settle here.
A poetry school was held at Victoria University College recently. Mr W.A. Mountjoy explains why it was held and what took place. He discusses the recent revival in poetry and says the need to study it.
Part 3: An unidentified commentator described how Freddy Mills (Great Britain) defended his title against Joey Maxim (United States) in a boxing match. Features live commentary.
The national yearling sales are approaching and David Clarkson talks about sale of yearlings in the past. Features live commentary of a lot being auctioned.
Reference number 177810
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Nonfiction radio programs
Clarkson, Dave, Speaker/Kaikōrero
New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster
Date 29 Jan 1950