Canterbury roundabout. 1954-12-23. No. 169, part 1.

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Canterbury Roundabout, No. 169

A review of some of the events in Canterbury in 1954:

Mr L.S. Ashton, Quartermaster for the Scout Jamborette, talks about the logistics of catering for 2,000 Scouts and gives a shopping list of supplies he is requisitioning: 10 tonnes of potatoes, 100,000 bread rolls, 4,750 gallons of milk etc.

Raymond Baxter of the BBC is interviewed by Jocelyn Hollis on the qualities needed to be a good outside broadcaster. He commentated the Queen's Coronation for BBC television and talks about that experience.

Christchurch Harmonic Society conductor Vic Peters talks about their trip to Auckland to present "The Dream of Gerontius".

Canterbury University College Madrigal Group performing at the Six Choirs Festival at Waipara in July 1954.

Warwick Braithwaite speaks and farewells Christchurch at his farewell concert with the National Orchestra. He urges the public to support the orchestra.

In August, Waimate celebrated its centenary. Excerpts of an address by Mr W.F. Boland, Mayor of Waimate. David Studholme, descendant of one of the original settlers of Waimate speaks very briefly.

Introduction of the Right Hon. Clement Attlee arrival in Christchurch in September.

Part 2: Speech by Clement Atlee at a mayoral reception in Christchurch. He speaks of New Zealand as a ‘laboratory of reform’ and praises it’s citizens’ pioneering spirit in social advancement.

Laying of foundation stone of Sir Arthur Dudley Dobson Memorial Youth Hostel. Past president Burt Cox speaks and introduces current president Mr Clem Rowe who thanks the association that erected the hostel.

Dunsandel’s Home Choir perform ‘O Dear what can the Matter Be?’

Commentary of Johnny Globe’s win at the Metropolitan Trotting Club race.

Mr Richard St Barbe Baker, an English forester, encourages children to plant Acacia tree seeds and talks about the properties of Acacia trees.

Mr Peter Watt talks about the Conference of International Junior Chamber of Commerce, where he was voted president-elect for 1955.

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Year 1954

Reference number 183154

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits Baxter, Raymond, 1922 -2006, Interviewee
Braithwaite, Warwick, 1896-1971 (New Zealander, b.1896, d.1971), Speaker/Kaikōrero
Hollis, Jocelyn, Interviewer
STUDHOLME, David, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Attlee, C. R. (Clement Richard), 1883-1967, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Watt, Peter, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Boland, W.F., Speaker/Kaikōrero
University of Canterbury Madrigal Singers, Singer
3YA (Radio station : Christchurch, N.Z.), Broadcaster

Duration 00:28:11

Date 23 Dec 1954