Radio digest. No. 125.
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[See ID177663 for other parts of this programme]
Side 1: Cut 1 – Interview with three Wellington school teachers, Peter Jenkins, Brian Hildreth and Raelee Austin [?] on a research project they are doing on bush rats in the Orongorongo Valley. Their research was prompted by public misinformation about bush rats and will take several years. They talk about the experiments used to identify different species and the interactions the rats have with other animals.
Cut 2 - Mr. C.J. Banwell gives a talk about the Rolleston radar station for meteor research, the only one in the southern hemisphere. He discusses the behaviour of meteors, famous meteor showers and how they produce ionisation in the atmosphere and affect radio transmission. New experiments to study this are being conducted in Manchester.
Side 2: An unidentified woman interviews Miss Joyce Graeme about her ballet career. She recalls touring provincial towns in Great Britain after graduating Sadler’s Wells. She was asked to form a national ballet company in Australia which opened in Melbourne and toured major Australian cities. She operates the National Theatre Ballet Training School which has performed John Antill’s ballet ‘Corroboree’, which Ms. Graeme says is typical of Australia and achieved amazing success. Graeme recalls the ballets she’s produced and her search for local talent.
Interview conducted on 24/9/51.
Reference number 177665
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Nonfiction radio programs
New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster
Banwell, C. J. (Congreve John), 1908-, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Jenkins, Peter, Speaker/Kaikōrero
HILDRETH, Brian, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Unidentified (female), Interviewer