Canterbury roundabout 306.
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Canterbury Roundabout No.306.
Professor D.F. Lawden, professor of mathematics at Canterbury University and member of the British Interplanetary Society is interviewed on artificial satellites. (Sound effects of the Russian satellite [Sputnik] currently orbiting the Earth are heard.) He talks about the history of satellites and their uses.
Professor [Edward] Percival of the Zoology Department at Canterbury University talks about a current study of hedgehogs. Two or three dozen animals were imported from Britain to New Zealand between 1870 and 1875 and released in several areas. It was believed they would be useful because of their insect-eating ability to clean up garden pests - and possibly for sentimental reasons. He talks about their nocturnal behaviour and hibernation habits.
An interview with Charles and Maurice Stanton who talk about their custom-made 'Stanton Special' racing car, which recently set a record for the flying kilometre. Charles describes the vehicle, how it was constructed and their plans for it.
Reference number 183274
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Nonfiction radio programs
New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster
Stanton, Charles, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Stanton, Maurice (d.1997), Speaker/Kaikōrero
Lawden, Derek F., Speaker/Kaikōrero
Percival, Edward, 1893-1959, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Date 07 Oct 1957